The organisers of the Kingfisher Lottery Club are always keen to invest funds into projects that improve the overall experience of both human and wildlife visitors to the nature reserve. So they jumped at the idea of installing a Kingfisher Bank to improve the Kingfisher population. So what is A Kingfisher Bank? It is a… 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