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Oak’s Drove, to the east of the main re­serve, is well-pro­vided with na­tive trees and ad­ja­cent ponds along­side the drove where we saw Mute Swan and cygnets, Lap­wing, Swal­low and Lit­tle Egret. Jays flit among the trees.


Farm­land to the north of the re­serve is good for Buz­zards.


Dagg’s Lane Drove, head­ing into the re­serve from the north, whets the ap­petite for get­ting deeper into the re­serve as it runs be­side ponds and reedbeds. Along here we heard the ‘chwing’ of Bearded Tits be­fore we saw them. Also com­mon are Reed Bunt­ing, Cor­morant and Grey Heron. In the tree-flanked ar­eas look out for Siskin in win­ter.


From the many hides there is much to see. We spent ages in the Is­land Hide watch­ing a Great White Egret guz­zling fish along the reedy mar­gins. Also look out for Marsh Har­rier, Shel­duck and Goosander. We failed to hear or see Bit­tern, but they are there.

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