Ouse Washes Nature Reserve

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).

There were some beautiful views of the fenland:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And a large amount of birds!  Here are a few photos:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

A first for me however, was seeing a large number of Black-tailed Godwits.  Loads of them!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thanks as ever for reading!

 

Advertisements
This entry was published on April 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm. It’s filed under Nature Reserves and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: