Pick-up hide has been a busy destination for wildlife again the last few days. There have been a couple of snipe, green sandpipers, common sandpipers, greenshanks, a water rail and a kingfisher dropping by. There have also been buzzards and a marsh harrier spotted, plus a fox.
Down at the Flashes, we’ve had 3 juvenile little ringed plovers, a curlew, several garganeys and a spotted redshank. Whilst from Bob Dickens, visitors have spotted a kingfisher in flight, blackcaps and great crested grebes on the bay.
Keep an eye out for dragonflies around the Discovery Trail; there are common and ruddy darters, brown hawkers and the odd emperor about. There seems to have been an emergence of peacock butterflies recently with loads around the reserve and I saw my first red admiral of the year in the wildlife garden today. We've been doing more moth trapping, today's catch included a few orange swifts, some sqaure spot rustics and a lesser yellow underwing.
We've got a butterflies, dragonflies and minibeasts safari here on Saturday! At 11am and 2pm, you can join us to search for the summer insects which hang out at Fairburn Ings. Pop in at 10am as well and you'll discover our amazing variety of moths that make their home here.