Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes
Welcome one and all to the Boyton and Hollesley Marshes group. The reserves are situated in a fantastically scenic location where the Butley river meets the Alde/Ore Estuary.
Latest blog posts
  • Hollesley Scrape in 2018

    Since its creation in autumn 2013 the Hollesley scrape has enjoyed amazing success! In the following four breeding seasons we have fledged 137 avocet, 100 lapwing and 43 redshank young. Highlights amongst other breeding species have included pintail,...
  • Recent sightings - 1st September

    You always know when you are leaving summer behind when all the breeding birds and their youngsters have started to move on and you start to see the autumn visitors and migrants arrive. It has been a busy time at Hollesley marshes with the scrape and...
  • July sightings

    Just like last year Hollesley Marshes has had a very successful season again. It was definitely touch and go to start with but eventually Avocets started to show up and nest (these were all most certainly second attempts) towards the end of May. Just...
  • Geese!

    For those individuals who don’t mind wrapping up warm and braving the cold Hollesley Marshes has been a real treat to visit. After a fairly quiet festive season January has been chock full of bird life on the scrape and out in the surrounding fields...
  • Peaceful days at Hollesley

    I have had some wonderful calm days walking around Hollesley Marshes and looking out onto the scrape. It has been comfortably warm, no wind and perfectly peaceful. The scrape has been dry for a couple of months so we could graze the sheep, top the grassy...
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