We were blessed with a dry, sunny day indicative of the start of Spring, although towards the end of our walk a cold wind prevailed on the Mount. There was a gathering of approximately thirty friends and it was a first visit for some!
A Warm Welcome!
Guests were welcomed with hot drinks on their arrival, and Mr Green made a brief introduction, followed by the assembled group each announcing themselves! An eclectic mix of people! Some of whom, with very specialist knowledge of the project, conservation and ecology, and those of us who are relatively new but keen!
We then proceeded on our guided walk from the Visitors Centre stopping at the Limestone Mound, the Bat Cave, Kingfishers Cliff, through the Reed Beds, to the Lake and Wader meadows and lastly up to the Mound with the magnificent view of Ely Cathedral.
Ely Cathedral - Ship of the Fens!
We had a very exciting viewing of ten White-fronted Geese! They have been sighted regularly here at Kingfishers Bridge during the last fortnight.
The Reed Beds
On our return to the Centre, we were greeted by very welcome liquid refreshments, and kindly served with a selection of hot and cold victuals! A sociable atmosphere ensued!
Gradually the friends departed, and with the help of faithful volenteers we tidied up. It was a very interesting and enjoyable day!
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.