Over the past few days (July 8-10) I have walked a couple of times to the Fowlmere reserve from my home in Shepreth (see route). The birdlife there is particularly rich and varied at the moment.
I have seen two heron, a kingfisher, tufted duck with young, locally reared lapwing; geese, cootes, moorhen, linnets, a buzzard, a bullfinch, finches and reed warblers a plenty, swans with signets and best of all a hobby feeding off dragonflies over the mere and eating on the wing!
The reserve is looking an absolute treat at the moment. The unusual amount of rain has encouraged more growth and the reed beds and surrounding trees are in great shape. There never was a better time to make a visit!