FInding Out About… Little Egrets

Image by Natural England, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Latin name: Egretta garzetta This beautiful, elegant bird is a small white member of the heron family, which comprises of 60 species and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. The Little Egret is now widespread in Europe, where the birds which breed in the north of… Read More

In February, Look Out for …

Linnets Farmland birds have declined dramatically in the UK over the last forty years, largely due to changing agricultural practices. At Paxton Pits, we sow seed-bearing crops to provide much-needed winter sustenance for finches and other seed-eating birds. If you look in Peter’s Field, or in the hedgerows and trees alongside, you are likely to… Read More

Finding Out About… Gadwall

Image by Don McCrady, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Latin name: Anas Strepera Most literature give Gadwall as a naturalised resident. It is a very special Paxton Pits bird in that we hold, on average during late Autumn and Winter up to 350 of these attractive wild fowl. This exceeds 1% of the entire English wintering population,… Read More