Today I spent a long day out in the warm sunshine (and warm birdhides) over at the Ouse Washes Nature Reserve. The reserve is jointly managed by the RSPB and the BCN Wildlife Trust. I’ve been down to the washes near where I now live, but here at the reserve I got a much better view of the birds! Its near the village Manea in the fenlands, and I’ll warn you that the roads are a little bumpy to get to it! (It was a very pleasant drive actually, just bumpy!) There is a good-sized car park, toilet facilities (a highlight for someone who seems to go to all the reserves without), an informative visitors centre and an interesting pumping house. There are ten birdhides in total, I got to view from eight of them today (the final two were simply because I was tired rather than any more interesting reason).
some beautiful views of the fenland:
And a large amount of birds! Here are a few photos:
A first for me however, was seeing a large number of Black-tailed Godwits. Loads of them!
Thanks as ever for reading!