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Spring visitors fly into Lackford Lakes nature reserve




We are now seeing lots of birds arriving back at Lackford Lakes nature reserve on migration from Africa, and many more will be checking in during the coming weeks.

April is an exciting time for us at Lackford Lakes when hundreds of birds arrive from Africa to spend the spring/summer here.

We have already seen lots of chiffchaff and blackcap. These can be heard singing all over the reserve now.

Blackcap singing (46130628)
Blackcap singing (46130628)

Easter weekend was all about swallows and sand martins – lots of these could be seen feeding low over our lakes. As I am writing this a few sedge warblers and willow warblers can be heard on the reserve as they have just arrived.

The next few weeks of April should see the arrival of many more types of warblers, like whitethroat and garden warbler. We are currently awaiting the arrival of two special spring birds for us at Lackford Lakes, the cuckoo and the nightingale. We expect these birds to check in any day now.

By the end of April, all these birds will be singing around the reserve, making April and May an exciting time to visit the reserve and experience wildlife in spring.

Nightingale (46130632)
Nightingale (46130632)

Lackford Lakes nature reserve is currently open 8am to 5pm daily with takeaway catering available 10am to 3.30pm. The wildlife shop is also open.

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Sedge warbler (46130630)
Sedge warbler (46130630)

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