Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look for migrating wading birds on muddy shores
  2. Listen and look for cuckoos and warblers
  3. Admire the flowering blackthorn and hawthorn hedges.

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Watch adult birds feeding their chicks
  2. Watch dragonflies and damselflies on warm days
  3. Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch starlings, rooks and jackdaws roost near car park at dusk
  2. Look for migrating wading birds on muddy shores
  3. Small birds feeding on ripe hedgerow berries

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch the flocks of coots and ducks on the lakes
  2. Bring your wellies and come for a walk - but it might be muddy in places!
  3. Watch roosting bitterns, rooks and jackdaws near the car park at dusk

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  • Heron 11 March 2016
  • Seen at Fen Drayton Lakes 11 March 2016

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