Beckingham Marshes

Beckingham Marshes

Beckingham Marshes
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Latest blog posts
  • Marvellous migrations....

    It's nearing the end of August now and migration season is well and truly getting underway at Beckingham. It is always an exciting time of year and the presence of passage northern wheatear always brightens up the day! Northern wheatear, or Oenanthe...
  • Beckingham's insects....

    With the lapwings now fledged off and long gone from site, it's that time of year when my attention turns more to insects. It's been fabulous to see so many butterflies on site in the last couple of weeks. The site has been full of meadow brown...
  • The last two weeks at Beckingham....

    The last two weeks at Beckingham have seen a huge boom in the numbers of butterflies on the wing, with any flower heads on site positively teeming with meadow brown , gatekeeper , small and Essex skipper and small tortoiseshell . This is certainly the...
  • Marshsongs wins national award!

    Back in September last year, some of you may have seen Marshsongs - a theatrical performance by Gainsborough based theatre group Kismet , telling the story of Beckingham Marshes. This was an innovative project and the first time the RSPB has worked with...
  • Successful season....

    Well we are nearly at the end of the breeding season - doesn't it go fast - and it looks like the final total for fledged lapwings will be 11-13. There are 8 fledged off already and another three very large young that look healthy and ready to go...
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