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Bird Hides Makeover

The bird hides have received an extensive makeover to increase their appeal to Park visitors. Visitors of all ages and bird spotting ability can enjoy the hides.

Trainee Rangers, Thomas Davison and Peter Hogan, designed and implemented the refurbishments as part of their one year Traineeship placement with us.

Both the Heron Hide and Teal Hide were given an attractive makeover along with stunning new signage and interpretation. The approaches to both the hides have been opened up to create new wildlife opportunities which will change throughout the seasons.

Tom Davison said, "I am very pleased with how my bird hide looks following its makeover, and hope that it will be enjoyed by both new and existing users of the nature reserve. I've particularly enjoyed using oak harvested in Ferry Meadows to create the shelving in the Heron Hide".

Peter Hogan added, "It's been great to see the projects develop from our original designs and vision into successfully completed works. When visiting the new bird hides look out for wintering wildfowl such as Teal and Shoveler; or you may be lucky enough to see a Bittern or Bearded Tit, both of which have recently been recorded on the reserve."

The hides are in Ham Mere in Ferry Meadows. If you need any help finding them just ask at the Visitor Centre or click here to see a map of the Park.

Bird Hide & Peter Hogan
Trainee Ranger Peter Hogan at Teal Hide

Heron Bird Hide
Heron Hide