Finding Out About… Robins

Image: Jim Stevenson Robins in Fact and Fiction I suspect that most people in the UK know what an adult Robin looks like, but from my experience most do not understand that young Robins do not have red breasts.  The situation is not helped as Christmas cards will often depict a family of Robins with… Read More

Finding Out About… Mute Swans

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces his next in a series of informative articles. Image by Peter Hagger Local birdwatchers do not seem to take much interest in our mainly resident swans, almost as if they are not real wild birds. They are ever present on most pits throughout the year,… Read More

Finding Out About… Cormorants

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces the first in a series of informative articles written during lockdown and shared originally with our volunteers. Image: Sunny, CC BY 2.0 There be Pelicans breeding at Paxton Pits! Yes, its true, Cormorants are members of the Pelican family, Latin name Phalacrocorax. Two sub-species breed… Read More

Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve wins Community Award

We are absolutely delighted that Little Paxton Parish Council have awarded the Friends of Paxton Pits a Community Civic Award for our work giving back to the community of Little Paxton. Presented to Mike Thomas and Trevor Gunton at the very successful Autumn Flower and Vegetable Show on 12 September, we are very proud to… Read More