Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's

Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's

Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's
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  • St Aidan's sightings - October, the story so far...

    It was an unseasonably summery day when I visited St Aidan's this week. A clear-blue-sky day with barely a breeze to stir the reeds. The insects were certainly taking advantage of the warm weather, with ladybirds taking to the air en masse. A few...
  • Marsh tit and recent sightings at Fairburn Ings

    Another reserve rarity turning up recently, this time a UK resident species which means we now have a full complement of the tit family at Fairburn with the arrival of a marsh tit. It is very similar to our other scarce breeder, the willow tit, careful...
  • Marsh harriers and recent sightings at Fairburn Ings

    Autumn migration is in full swing and this is the time to be on the lookout for birds passing through on migration south. One such bird which always creates excitement is the marsh harrier , a regular passage migrant and occasionally over-winters on the...
  • Black terns, ospreys and other sightings at Fairburn Ings

    More star turns make a brief appearance on main bay, two juvenile black terns to be precise. They appeared on the morning of the 27 th August and stayed until mid-afternoon, a great start to the week for the observers who were lucky enough to see them...
  • Fake News of Yore - Plus St Aidan’s Sightings

    Autumn bird migration has rolled around again and our summer visitors are starting to depart as those who pause or winter here are arriving. Without today’s facilities or technologies, migration was a mystery to be explained and by, did some imaginations...
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