Today we moved the unused hide from Lapland up to a new position overlooking the newly regenerated Cam Washes.
The hide is of the same construction as the 2 existing hides on the mound and took some removing from it's location buried in a limestone mound. Having been repaired and cleaned this hide should give wonderful views South over the washes and give a base for much needed bird recording in the area.
The Hide will be christened and opened on the 11th May for the Kingfishers Bridge Friends Day.
Many thanks to Sandy boyd for his brilliant help hefting this hide into position today
Lambs from our only Ewe, and just in time for Easter! As usual from Spot they're very strong and healthy. These are also second generation lambs from our tame ram Wilbur, who had to be hand reared last year after the unfortunate death of his mother during lambing. Whilst they won't be staying at Kingfishers Bridge it is very welcome to still be having lambs each year.
We welcome our first calf of the year, a little heifer called Ermintrude.
She's a very strong little girl and doing very well. This cow normally calves just after dark but for some reason she waited until the morning. This is Buffalo Bill's first calf, the second generation I've seen born here, and it's great to see Bill so protective of his new family.
Please visit the Willow hide here at Kingfishers Bridge. We have given it a bit of a spruce up with a new fence to keep the cattle away, benches and fresh willow weaving to fill in the gaps. This hide offers a fantastic close view of the lake from the Eastern border and gives a different aspect when viewing the Islands.
It can be accessed from the River bank by going through the gates at the end of the road and carrying on along the bottom of the bank through another gateway, crossing the second culvert on your right. It is shown on the downloadable map in the 'visiting' section of this website.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.