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20-Oct-2015 -> Cambridge News -> New hide at Paxton Pits nature reserve gets official opening
Birdwatchers are celebrating the official opening of a new hide at the Paxton Pits nature reserve to replace the building destroyed in a fire.

13-Dec-2014 -> Cambridge News -> Amazing starling murmuration at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve - video and picture
Thousands of starlings were seen murmurating at Paxton Pits in Cambridgeshire on Saturday.
As the sun set, the birds swooped and soared in unison above the beautiful nature reserve, stopping walkers in their tracks.

24-Jul-2014 -> Hunts Post -> Arsonists set fire to bird hide at St. Neots nature reserve
A bird hide at a nature reserve near St. Neots has been set on fire this morning.

3-Apr-2014 -> Hunts Post -> Ray calls time on 12 years of helping nature at Paxton Pits
The end of an era was marked at the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve AGM as the group’s chairman, Ray Matthews, retired after being in the post for 12 years.

21-Mar-2014 -> Hunts Post -> Get ready for Sport Relief in Little Paxton on Sunday
The village is again hosting a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile event, with the routes starting at the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field at 10.30am.
Each route, which can be walked, jogged or ran, will head into Paxton Pits Nature Reserve and finish at Paxton Pits Visitors Centre.

14-Mar-2014 -> Hunts Post -> St Neots: Greater disabled access at Paxton Pits following £3k donation
Work to improve access for disabled people at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has been brought forward thanks to an unexpected cash boost.

3-Oct-2013 -> Hunts Post -> Missing Little Paxton parrot found on horse in Alconbury
A pet parrot that was missing for eight days was found eight miles from home... perched on a horse.

20-Sep-2013 -> Hunts Post -> Missing African Grey Parrot Roaming Little Paxton
A woman has been scouring Little Paxton for the last two days in search of her missing pet parrot. Randy, a ...

17-Jun-2013 -> AboutMyArea -> Rare Norfolk Hawker moves to Cambridgeshire
The British Dragonfly Society has confirmed that a new breeding population of rare Norfolk Hawker dragonflies...
[fabulous pictures by Matthew Rodgers]

17-Jun-2013 -> Cambridge News -> Festival showcases Little Paxton life
Celebrating village life was the theme of a colourful flower festival held at the weekend.

26-Apr-2013 -> Hunts DC website -> The One Show visits Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Rangers at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve recently played host to the BBC’s The One Show. Miranda Krestovnikoff...

19-Apr-2013 -> Cambridge News -> Sum pledged for community causes upped by Eaton Socon store
A store’s community fundraising kitty has been almost doubled - and it’s down to you to choose which good cause...

17-Apr-2013 -> Huntingdonshire.gov.uk -> Wildlife Disturbance at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Visitors are being asked to keep to the footpaths, and for dogs to be kept on leads on just two short sections of ...

April 2013 -> BBC Wildlife Magazine -> Paxton Pits Special Feature (scanned pages: pdf, 900kb)

23-Jan-2013 -> Huntingdon, St Ives & St Neots News & Crier -> New recruits find a place among stars
Stargazers were joined by 30 new members at a club event. Astronomy fans braved the cold on Saturday to ...

21-Jan-2013 -> Flickr pictures by Barry Cross -> Frosty Morning

05-Dec-2012 -> Huntingdon, St Ives & St Neots News & Crier -> All's fir in love and war
The battle of the baubles is about to start. More than 20 groups are taking part in Little Paxton’s third Christmas...

16-Nov-2012 -> Happening in Charnwood -> RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Paxton Pits
Paxton Pits is only so good for wildlife and people because it is managed, for both. The Pits complex is owned...

16-Oct-2012 -> Anglian Co-operative -> Store Helps Paxton Pits Vistors Get a Birds' Eye View
Visitors to Paxton Pits Nature Reserve will get a bird's eye view of wildlife – thanks to shoppers at the ...

01-Oct-2012 -> ABoutMyArea -> All Hands On Deck at St. Neots Common
Rangers and volunteers from Huntingdonshire District Council's Countryside Service team have been really busy...

12-Sep-2012 -> Cambridge News -> Summer Visitor Flies into Nature Reserve
A hot air balloon made a surprise landing at a nature reserve. Pilot Jamie Edwards landed ‘Molly Mae’ on ...

08-Aug-2012 -> Huntingdon People -> Winning Donation
The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve are delighted to have received a surprise cheque for £200 from ...

01-Aug-2012 -> Huntingdon People -> Dog Walking Success
Rangers at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all those dog walkers who ...

13-Jun-2012 -> Huntingdon People -> New Viewing Platform at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Construction of a new viewing platform overlooking the heronry and cormorant colony at Paxton Pits Nature ...

11-Jun-2012 -> Hunts Post -> BBC Springwatch abandons plans to use new Paxton Pits viewing platform 
THE BBC’s Springwatch team and naturalist Iolo Williams had been expected to make use of a new viewing ...

11-Jun-2012 -> Youtube -> Paxton Pits Springwatch Live on June 12th has had to be cancelled 
Paxton Pits Springwatch Live on June 12th has had to be cancelled due to flooding at their production location ...

21-May-2012 -> Youtube -> Paxton Pits Springwatch

01-May-2012 -> Youtube -> Nightingale Paxton Pits

19-Apr-2012 -> Youtube -> Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

12-Apr-2012 -> Youtube -> Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

11-Apr-2012 -> Hunts Post -> Rare birds under threat at Paxton Pits
RARE birds species are under threat from dogs that are not being kept under control by their owners.

25-Jan-2012 -> Huntingdon People -> Huntingdon Walks at Paxton Pits for health
February half term will soon be here and what better way to start than with a walk around Paxton Pits Nature ...

11-Oct-2011 -> Hunts Post -> Getting a buzz from Paxton Pits family day
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve welcomed 460 people on Sunday (October 9) at its family fun day.

20-Jul-2011 -> Huntingdon People -> Huntingdon BIG butterfly count
Huntingdonshire residents are being encouraged to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies from 16 to 31 July ...

16-Jun-2011 -> Eastern Daily Press -> MBE for Paxton Pits chairman
ONE of the founders of the Friends of Paxton Pits has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire ...

29-May-2011 -> BBC Countryfile -> Paxton Pits and its nightingales featured on Countryfile

17-May-2011 -> Huntingdon People -> John Craven of Countryfile in Huntingdon at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve played host to the BBC's Countryfile programme on Friday 13 May.

07-May-2011 -> The Guardian -> Country Diary: Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire
On a still spring evening we came to the lakeside to fulfil a winter promise. For a while, we sat in a hide and ...

30-Mar-2011 -> Huntingdon People -> On the trail of a heron
A concerned bird watcher contacted Huntingdonshire District Council rangers when he saw an injured heron at ...

11-Aug-2010 -> Huntingdon People -> Making wildlife count at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
A new wildlife monitoring group had its first session at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on Tuesday 3 August.