Work has started to improve this much-loved spot on the reserve for both wildlife and people. This area at Rodden Hive, where the footpath leaves the Fleet, is a great spot for roosting and feeding birds, such as Redshank, Wigeon, Mute Swans and Little Egret.
Unfortunately where the fences have been knocked down or are in disrepair, birds and other wildlife are frequently disturbed by unknowing walkers and dogs. It was decided that some improvements to the area would greatly help the wildlife and improve the visitor experience for all.
In August a group of local wildfowlers and reserve staff began repairing and replacing fencing. The viewing area has been improved to give people a better view of the Brook, where water birds come to drink and feed. A bench which was installed some time ago, has been replaced by two new ones and signs are being created to better interpret the area, with a list of birds which may be seen in the area.