On Wednesday Emily, Nathan and I went to Cley Marshes to meet with our Science communication project partner and to have a look at the visitor centre our project is going to be placed in. As part of one of my Modules Emily and I are designing a bird box with hands on activities for kids to teach them different aspects about local birds and wildlife. The visitor centre was truly impressive, you could tell the place was built with love and passion for wildlife and the local environment. I hope to show my family this place when they visit this summer!
After looking inside at the visitor centre (with an impressive shop and cafe) and educational centre we headed outside to the hides to see if we could see some birds. We saw a marsh harrier (called Blondie, according to the binocular repairs man in the visitor centre), shelducks, wigeons, a couple of little egret, oyster catchers, lapwings and teal ducks. Nothing particularly special, but it was nice to see the birds anyway. As we sat in the hives it got bitterly cold, and eventually we headed back home.