This signals the beginning of the Autumn migrant birds arriving to the Reserve, a very exciting time. More and more young families of Brent, and many other species of wildfowl such as wigeon, will begin arriving over the next few weeks.
A group of light-bellied Brent in flight
The numbers of Brent geese on the flats are regularly counted, and are also picked up during the monthly Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). You can look out for early groups of wintering birds from our two tier Fenham-Le-Moor hide, looking over the Flats.