Image by Natural England It used to be said that all you had to do was dig a hole, fill it with water, and down come the ducks! To some extent, that really is true, but they still need somewhere to breed of course, often as far away as the Arctic. Other wetland birds have… Read More
Martin Runchman reflects on a recent visit to Paxton Pits. After several days of heavy rain and overcast skies in June it was good to be able to make a visit to PPPNR, with the thought of an update on our summer visitors, the Terns, in my mind. Having parked the car almost immediately I… Read More
What’s your count? We think there are 11 adult common terns sitting on this raft, which bodes well for the breeding numbers this year!
A recent survey of the common terns which nest on the specially-installed rafts on the Heronry North Lake has revealed a bumper brood. Twenty-one chicks were counted this year, across four rafts anchored near Kingfisher Hide, and this is only a minimum as some may have been hiding in the tunnels as it was a… Read More