The largest inland reedbed in England, Blacktoft Sands is home to some of our most secretive and impressive wildlife. Find out more about Blacktoft Sands here.
Springtime finds rare bitterns ‘boom’ from the reeds, whilst overhead marsh harriers indulge in their acrobatic food-pass displays. The exquisite bearded tit makes a home here too, and spring and autumn brings arrivals of ducks and wading birds with avocets an almost year-round feature. Birds of prey find regular winter refuge including merlin and hen harrier. The reserve’s enigmatic Konik ponies make a surprising sight if you glimpse them between the reeds.