KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

Park along Dry­ham Lane, check­ing hedges for Tree Spar­row and other hedgerow birds.

12 35Scan the Dry­den flashes for waders and dab­bling duck.

Start your walk around the cir­cu­lar route tak­ing in first carp lake and far lake and dis­tant farm­land for geese and other farm­land birds.

Lis­ten out for the clas­sic reed bed birds in spring and Wa­ter Rails in win­ter.

4Spe­cial pools have been made for drag­on­flies. A cam­era is a handy tool to cap­ture them and ID from your pho­tos, ei­ther on site or when you get home.

6Check the scrape for pass­ing and breed­ing waders. Avo­cets are now well es­tab­lished here as a breed­ing bird with a flock of about 1,000 re­cently seen in the Hum­ber. Con­tinue check­ing the pools un­til re­turn­ing to the start. Div­ing ducks are more likely to be found on the deeper pools so keep a look out for them, there.

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