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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  • From bats to butterflies...and bearded tits!

    The garganeys continue to be seen on New Flash with up to 7 being seen at once. The garganey is a small, secretive duck so we’re lucky to be getting such great views; the male has a distinct white stripe over the eye. Also in this area, there have...
  • Investigate those insects!

    The reserve is still buzzing with insect life at the moment, with bees, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies enjoying the benefits of a warmer and drier summer. You can see lots off different species of butterfly around the reserve; just outside our...
  • Wild things at the Ings

    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...
  • Why are butterflies so important?

    Some top sightings this week and a couple of exciting storms, giving us the chance to do a bit of storm watching as well as wildlife watching! We've had a Caspian gull drawing in the birding crowds at Big Hole over the last few days, along with...
  • How do you tell the difference between a male and a female kingfisher?

    Its turning out to be a slightly unusual Spring, its not that long ago that we were clearing snow from the car park and footpaths, last weekend we had beautiful, hot, sunny weather, and this week we've had much cooler temperatures and plenty of rain...
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