We have been a bit quiet on our blog recently here at Fairburn but we are back. We will endeavour to keep people up to date with recent sightings, great pictures, news about events and stories from the reserve via the blog in a more "timely fashion" from now on.
My name is Chris Woolner. I'm the new Visitor Experience Manager at Fairburn Ings. Anything do with people at the reserve is my thing. I also know a bit (a small bit growing bit) about birds and other bits of wildlife. One if the things I know have been missed recently is details of recent sightings. So here we go........
Current highlight for me is the recent occupancy of our sand martin bank. The bank has 48 holes and we think that about 15-16 of them are now occupied. This is great news as it was not used last year. Hopefully, they will come back every year not they know where it is!
Other highlights over the past week are little ringed plover, marsh harrier (today), male and female garganey, hobby, cuckoo, little egret, spotted flycatcher and 6 crossbill on the 2nd June!
Well it sounded promising at the time.It's now 28th August and the last recent sightings were on 26th July.It's so disappointing,especially when the above post was only posted in June.Recent sightings are very important in my opinion.
After posting on the forum recently about the lack of recent sightings I'm pleased to read this blog and hope things will now improve.However it would help if along with the sightings the actual location was also provided.