In summer the reedbed
on your right is full of chattering reed warblers and sedge warblers.
In 2003 a redundant sewage treatment works on the site was replaced with reedbed
habitat and a boardwalk, which enabled public access with minimal disturbance to wildlife.
A little bittern has been spotted in a reedbed
at RSPB Saltholme - the first confirmed sighting of this species on Teesside for 166 years.
In my head they were quite small birds, then there was one flying above a reedbed
and this was no merlin or kestrel, it was big.
The turnaround in the bird's fortunes has been helped by legal protection of habitats and funding through two environmental projects under the EU Life scheme to create new reedbed
areas for them to live in, the RSPB said.
This will then be followed by an illustrated talk entitled 'The Management of Watermead Country Park North's Reedbed
Reserve' by Dale Osborne, Ranger at Watermead Country Park.
The estuary has a massive variety of natural habitats, such as mudflats, saltmarsh and reedbed
And then I turned through a particularly dense patch of salt-sodden mangrove and reedbed
and came across a Marsh Harrier so close and so immediate that I could see her eyes, umber eyes but not deep brown enough to obscure the black pupils.
Lancashire Wildlife Trust is working to create reedbed
, ponds and wet grassland habitats at the 75-hectare site on Lunt Lane.
They offer fantastic photographic opportunities and the chance to see barn owls, marsh harriers, sedge and reed warblers as well as wheatears and wagtails over the reedbed
. Visit www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere
Duck species such as Marmaronetta angustirostris, Aythya nyroca, Oxyura leucocephala lives and breed in the reedbed
of Delta of Bendimahi.
Intensive observations at this location, a recently-declared Ramsar Site (Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 2013) from September 2006 had failed to locate the species until, on 27th April 2011, an adult was observed just before dusk, feeding along the edge of a Phragmites australis reedbed
on a small, freshwater pool adjacent to the main lake.