See magnificent migration in action at Welney

14:37 23 October 2014

Swans feeds at Welney Wetland Trust

Swans feeds at Welney Wetland Trust

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The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in Welney provides the prefect sheltered conditions for birds to find winter sanctuary, welcoming tens of thousands of migrating birds from the Arctic every year.

At the same time, birds that arrived in spring to raise their young are heading south to overwinter in insect-rich Africa.

And this changing of the seasons doesn’t just affect birds, as dragonflies, bats, bees, butterflies and mammals are all trying to find the ideal conditions or hibernation spots before the cold sets in.

On offer this autumn and winter:

• Watch a commentated, wild swan feed from the heated observatory followed by thousands of whooper swans and Bewick’s swans flying in to the reserve at dusk, daily until March 8.

• Visit the reserve before dawn for a swans awake event to watch these amazing birds waking up on the wetlands before taking to the skies in their thousands as sun rises across the Fen landscape on October 25 and 26 and November 1,2,29 and 30.

• Watch commentated swan feeds, witness a cannon-net demonstration, take a closer looks at the night sky with star gazing and much more on Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16.

For the full list of events and information on how to get to Welney Wetland Centre, see www.wwt.org.uk/welney

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