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February Flush Count

The fields were exceeding wet again for this morning’s count.  Steady rain made spotting difficult for those with glasses and … Read More

Too icy for snipe?

With the onset of a colder spell of weather, we were hoping for a high count of snipe … Read More

Birds this morning

A heron took off from Alder Pond as we passed this morning and a sparrowhawk was on patrol … Read More

Shell duck

Six shell duck observed over the Reserve yesterday. I think they took off from the West Field pond. … Read More

Sparrow hawk

Sparrowhawk hunting along the Longs Pads footpath this afternoon. Flying low between the hedgerows and bobbing up to … Read More

Jacks Ahoy!

A lovely sunny morning for the final flush count of the winter. The highlight was the four jack … Read More

Counting in the fog

After the dryness of the early autumn, the marshes are now awash. And the snipe are coming back … Read More

Extra flush count

Jon was keen on extending the winter flush counts for a further month – and it was a … Read More

Record snipe count

This morning’s flush count yielded an amazing total of 119 snipe! The breakdown was: Big Meadow 78 common and … Read More

January Flush Count

A very productive flush count in Fauna today, in marshes as wet as I think they have ever … Read More