Most of the time the Beehive Flash is quiet with only a selection of common birds such as Moorhen. On the rare occasion however species such as Avocet, Little Egret, Pectoral Sandpiper and Temminck’s Stint can come to visit. This site is only a few miles from the coast, and Backworth Pond is only a short drive away.
Other birds present can include Black-tailed Godwit, Common, Curlew, Green and Wood Sandpipers, Curlew, Greenshank; and at times coastal waders such as Golden Plover, Knot, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and Redshank can be found. In October 2012 a Long-tailed Duck was spotted, checking out this small area of freshwater.
This section of wetland sits on private land and there is no access, however this can be viewed from the B1325. The B1325 is a very narrow road and it can be dangerous, for walkers, making their way to the flash, so great caution and care is needed at all times. It is often worth a visit however, especially in the spring or autumn and the local Beehive pub is always very welcoming.
At times the flash is not present as the wet areas dry out.
It is always a good idea to check out the fields nearby as large flocks of Geese which can include Bean and White-fronted, can be present in the area during the winter months. Visitors are also recommended to visit these nearby of Holywell Dene, Holywell Pond, Seaton Sluice ,St Mary’s Island and The Rising Sun Country Park