Winged wonders at reserve open day
AVOCETS, redshank and marsh harriers will be the key attractions when the a nature reserve holds its annual open day.The free event at Trimley Marshes – being led by reserve warden Mick Wright – takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
AVOCETS, redshank and marsh harriers will be the key attractions when the a nature reserve holds its annual open day.
The free event at Trimley Marshes – being led by reserve warden Mick Wright – takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Previous open days at the 200-acre man-made wetland habitat on the banks of the River Orwell have been popular with many people taking advantage to get down to the reserve and learn more about its birds and wildlife.
However, because it is a near two-mile hike from Trimley St Mary to the reserve, Suffolk Wildlife Trust is laying on a free shuttle-bus service for visitors on the day. This will run to and from the car parking area at the end of Cordys Lane by Searson's Farm.
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Mr Wright and his team of volunteers will be on hand to point out the different birds that can be seen at the site, which was created to help compensate for the loss of mudflats when Felixstowe port was expanded.
The area includes lagoons, reedbeds and a variety of habitat, and all the hides will be open, as well as the visitor centre.
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A short walk along the river wall will also take visitors to the new habitat created when the river wall was breached two years ago.