This year you may have noticed a different design of sign on the Reserve. Over the summer months we had these (see below) throughout the Reserve to give visitors information about ground nesting birds such as lapwing, skylark and meadow pipit. Did you see one?
All the mentioned birds nest at ground level and often you won't know you are near their nest until they shoot up and away or start calling like lapwing. In addition to the sign we also fenced off a small area with temporary fencing just to give them an area free from disturbance. We monitor the breeding birds in this area and hope to share the numbers from the last few years here on the blog.