Peep at rarely-seen birds on an RSPB Wash cruise

The Boston Belle

The Boston Belle

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A chance to glimpse rarely-seen species of birds and other coastal creatures is being offered through a series of RSPB cruises.

Setting off from Sluice Bridge aboard the Boston Belle, passengers get to enjoy a four-five hour-long cruise, up to the Wash. Expert RSPB guides will be on hand to help people to identify the birds and provide other interesting commentary en-route.

More than 150 bird species are recorded on the Wash each year. In the summer visitors are treated to the sight of breeding birds such as redshanks, avocets and ringed plovers and a large number of grey seals basking on the mud flats. In the winter, geese, short-eared owls and hen harriers are out and about. At high tide flocks of birds use the protection of the salt marsh to roost until they can return to their low tide feeding grounds on the Wash.

There are 14 cruises taking place from April-October.

The first cruise takes place on Sunday, April 26, with other dates on May 12 and 30, June 10, 13 and 25, July 9 and 25, August 7 and 23, September 7 and 21 and October 6 and 21.

Tickets cost £18.50 adults (£10 children) with discounts for RSPB members. Book a place via 01775 764 777.