Water levels have been relatively high on parts of the Fen, and as of the end of August, various water bodies at Rymes Reedbed continue to attract a variety of bird and insect life.
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November: As we move towards winter, various bird species are arriving, to stay with us for the next few months; whooper swans have been spotted, and firm favourites, the stonechats have also appeared.
Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of the bird watching world whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation, and this year the Great Fen returned to have its own stand.
Chiffchaffs singing their name (“chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff”), can now be heard in the Fen, on a sunny day; of which there have been quite a few this week
The temperature has certainly dropped, but we are still getting some bright, sunny days.
Last Saturday was International Bat Night and so, once again, volunteers and staff from the Wildlife Trust guided the public on a bat survey of Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve.
While we did have a bit of a rain shower on the Great Fen yesterday, late in the afternoon, it has been a dry summer.
The Fen is starting to get really lively at this time of year; you can hear the difference.
While the Fen is relatively quiet at this time of year, there is still plenty around.
40 Whooper Swan have been seen up at Rymes Reedbed, sometimes visible from Trundle Mere Lookout, feeding in the fields to the north, near Farcet, in the company of Mute Swan.
The last Saturday of August is International Bat Night and so, once again, volunteers and staff from the Wildlife Trust guided the public on a bat survey of Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve…