On the branch line

On the way to our food shop, G and I visited Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. It's a lovely reserve owned and managed by the Hawk and Owl Trust. They put a lot of effort into conservation and education, and as the walkways are boardwalks, it's one of the most accessible nature reserves in the country (my mum was a wheelchair user, so I notice and appreciate that sort of thing). 

They've launched a Sculthorpe Fen land fundraising appeal and are looking for funding, so we filled in a questionnaire which will help them apply - I do hope they're successful as it will increase the size and opportunities considerably and also prevent encroaching development from Fakenham. One particular area of focus for them is helping stop Hen Harriers become extinct in the UK - fingers crossed.

The main photo is of a Nuthatch and I've added a collage of bird shots as an extra - all taken from a 'aerial' hide where they maintain feeders to ensure visitors see the birds in the tree tops - especially appreciated by us photographers!

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