blog), whereas regular redshank and 43+ curlew around the southern reserve are typical of the time of year. Roosting on the South Marsh West they are joined by thousands of jackdaws and rooks which communally roost in D woods at this time:
Talking of weird birds of prey we have had a sighting of a lanner/peregrine cross with falconry jesses at Hempholme a couple of weeks back - turns out it escaped on Beverley Westwood five weeks prior, and had been seen at Wawne and Leven Carrs in between. If you see it let us know and we'll forward the info on to the owner.
Meanwhile the volunteer team and Bishop Burton Students have been preparing for more new arrivals - penning area on the southern site ready for the arrival of 3 Beswick Hall belted Galloway cattle in coming days: