RSPB baby birds walk gives the ‘awwww’ factor

Avocet close-up of head with check at nest.
Avocet close-up of head with check at nest.

If you prefer your wildlife to be cute and fluffy, then the RSPB reserve of Frampton Marsh is the place to be this weekend.

It is the time of year that the reserve is full of baby birds, newly hatched out and finding their way in the world.

Ducklings scurry after their mothers, stately swans lead lines of cygnets and long-legged young avocets look for food, watched over by their proud parents.

On Sunday you can join a special walk, put on to see as many of the cute chicks as possible.

Led by local guides, the walk starts at 11am, and takes you on a gentle two hour stroll.

The event costs £4 for adults, £2 for children, with advance booking essential.

Chris Andrews, visitor services officer for the reserve, said: “Everybody loves to see the chicks, so cute and fluffy! This is a great chance to both see and learn more about them.”

For more information on these or any other reserve activities by call 01205 724678 or by email