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

Finding Out About… Buzzards

Latin name: Buteo buteo A pair of common buzzards circling and “mewing” high over the Cambridgeshire countryside is a very welcome and familiar sight to many local naturalists these days, but this was not always the case. This slow flying, broad-winged raptor has had a somewhat controversial relationship with man, for in Victorian times it… Read More

Volunteers uplifted by ‘The Gloomy Trees’

Janet Prior reports on a new old find for the reserve… If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today you’ll never believe your eyes!  This was the situation for the mid-week volunteers who ventured into the woods to erect protective stock… Read More