From the 'busy time' of singing summer migrants and noise as in the gull and tern colony, nest building, breeding and rearing of young to silence as the parents and young leave the area.
Black Headed Gulls and Common Terns at the reserve have had a very successful breeding season.
On the 1st of the month the Mediterranean gull juvenile fledged and was seen flying around the gull colony.
This was fantastic news and a first for the reserve.
Little Ringed Plover have also had a good breeding year with up to eighteen adult and juvenile birds seen at East Fen.
Reverse migration is in motion with nineteen Green Sandpiper at East Fen towards the end of the month, feeding up and moving on.
This was the highest number of this species that I have seen in one place at the same time.
Next month should see an increase in passing migrants at the reserve, fingers crossed that there may be a rarity amongst them.