Kingfishers Bridge in Wicken to hold debut open day

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Kingfishers Bridge in Wicken is holding its first public open day this Saturday (August 27).

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There will be guided walks running throughout the day with refreshments and a BBQ with locally-produced rare breeds meat.

Demonstrations by the Kingfishers Bridge Bird Ringing Group and Moth Recorders will also feature as well as activities for all ages.

“Whilst the site has been running for over 20 years facilities are now available to have the site accessible to the public, to share this unique nature reserve and show some of the work that is being carried out here,” said James Page of the event.

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“In 1994 Kingfishers Bridge was made up of potato and sugar beet fields, today; where tractors once cultivated the soil there are now meadows with hundreds of wintering wildfowl, reed-beds with nesting marsh harrier and bittern and lush grassland teaming with life,” said James Page.


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“Across the 300 acre site there many rare species of plants and animals, some of which were thought to be extinct in Cambridgeshire until they were discovered again at kingfishers Bridge.”

Entry, car-parking and activities are all free.

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Kingfishers Bridge can be found off the A1123 Wicken to Stretham road about a mile before the village of Wicken, opposite the turn to Upware.

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