This week a staggering 33 previously unrecorded species of birds were created and recorded at the Discovery Centre!! They have all taken up residence nearby. The best place to view them from is the binocular stand on the far side of the adventure playground, and a key will shortly be put up to help to identify these unique species. One bird has yet to be identified, so please let me know what you think it is!
Celebrating the beginning of a very late spring migration:
A Flock of migrating Birds
Visitors made a beautiful flock of migrating birds from found wood. You can see the birds flying in the wind just beyond the north bushes at the beginning of the path that runs along the top of the bank to the sea.
Visitors helped to make a map of Europe and Africa, which recorded the journeys that visitors and birds took to get to Minsmere.
To celebrate the coming of spring when the birds begin to sing again and to build their nests, we have been having a go at nest building – not an easy task! – and we have been making hearing trumpets to magnify the beautiful birdsong on the reserve. If you want to have a go with a hearing trumpet, you will find one or two in the Wildlife Lookout Hide.
Visitors to Minsmere have been making sculptures inspired by the skeleton trees to celebrate the coming winter. Look out for them on the paths around the Wild Wood Adventure area. Here are some of them
Liz McGowan has been working with visitors to Minsmere to make a temporary animal sculpture trail between the Wild Wood and the Wildlife Lookout. Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make such wonderful creatures – from herons to deer to foxes to otters. Keep an eye out for them over the next week or two. Here are a few to look out for.
Cormorant drying his wings