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Old Friday 6th October 2006, 08:38   #1
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Thumbs up Wet and Windy Welney

We visited the WWT reserve at Welney yesterday and I must say the new centre is very impressive and disabled friendly!
10 Whooper swans where grazing there where also Teal, widgeon, Gadwall, Shelducks, Shovellers etc. The highlight of the day was definately the pair of Marsh Harriers that soured and hovered for a good 20 minutes. Must have been the best view I've had of these beautiful birds.
All in all a day to remember!
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Old Saturday 7th October 2006, 10:59   #2
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not yet had the pleasure of visiting this reserve,looking at the area from arial
photography the reserve looks huge.

also a great a spot for winter short eard owls,my favourite.

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Old Saturday 7th October 2006, 12:26   #3
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not yet had the pleasure of visiting this reserve,looking at the area from arial
photography the reserve looks huge.

also a great a spot for winter short eard owls,my favourite.

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Yes Matt, It's a large reserve and has many attractions, as well as your Owls, if you come to the area try and visit the Ouse Washes reserve at Manea RSPB it's only a few miles down the road,and on a good day perhaps you could visit both. Manea's not as large but there's always something going on. If you visit in the next few weeks large flocks of Whoopers and various ducks appear.
Also at Welney the other day there where HUGE flocks of Lapwings!
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