At first glance a tranquil estuary: picturesque with a variety of birds and a fantastic back drop. Stop a while longer and you will see the wading birds, foraging in the grass and the shallow waters for insects.
Look carefully and you will see a pied avocet swaying its beak side to side in the water to sift out small fish and insects. The oyster catcher probing in the mud for worms and grubs, the redshank on the post calling out alerts when predators fly overhead and the ruff busy holding their territory to attract a mate. There is never a dull moment with plenty of photo opportunities.
At breeding time look out for nests with eggs and the fluffy chicks trying to find food.
We have a daily feed and keeper talk at Waders Estuary. Visit our What's On page for more details.
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