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Harrier Heaven Dusk Walk at Strumpshaw Fen

Join our expert volunteer guide and resident birder, Drew Lyness, for a fascinating early winter wander onto the reserve at dusk as we seek out the spectacle of roosting Marsh Harrier.

Learn all about the incredible lives of marsh harriers and their connection with the mid-Yare Valley, while taking in all the other birds and wildlife that Strumpshaw Fen has to offer at this time of year. We’ll be enjoying the magical experience of being on the reserve as daylight dims, and other creatures come out to play including beautiful Barn Owl, bizarre Bittern and the elusive Otter!

Drew has a good history in finding reserve rarities for visitors to see on guided walks, so who knows what else we may see. A Starling murmuration is also a possibility but is dependant on the birds preferred roost sites which vary throughout the winter.

Evenings like this can offer unforgettable encounters with wildlife so what are you waiting for, prepare to be immersed in harrier heaven at Strumpshaw Fen!

Tickets include entry to the reserve.

FAQ

Is there a minimum age for the event?  

Older children are welcome on this event but we advise that it is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old.  

What to bring?  

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions on the day.  Wellies are strongly recommended for this walk as we may be adventuring into parts of the reserve where it can be muddy and wet under foot. Bring binoculars if you have them as these will greatly enhance your experience too.

Meeting point  

This walk will start from outside Strumpshaw Fen's visitor hide.

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