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  • Blog Post: Marsh harriers and spotted redshank steal the show

    This week the marsh harriers and the spotted redshank along with the bearded tits in the mornings steal the show. All photos by Michael Flowers taken during course visits these last few weeks. Starting with those marsh harriers and those youngsters. It is amazing to watch them chase thier parents...
  • Blog Post: A MamMoth Morning!

    WOW! Words aren't really going to describe the level of excitement I felt when checking the moth trap by the office this morning. I had been in two minds as to whether to set this trap or not the night before, but the fine weather was the deciding factor and on it went. Checking the moth trap...
  • Blog Post: The harrier and sandpiper saturday

    A quick update on the action at Blacktoft today (Saturday 16th July). Marsh harriers - those young marsh harriers were fooling around all day down at Singleton. Also first chick spotted in bush at the back of First (hopefully see more of these tomorrow!). Sandpipers - Marsh sandpiper present for...
  • Blog Post: Young water rails and a little stint

    Water rails have been delighting visitors on xerox this week where there have been two broods of young water rails showing really well. This evening we spotted the second brood with very small black chicks moving along the edge of the reeds behind all those waders. Also on xerox were young yellow wagtails...
  • Blog Post: How about a green sandpiper?

    As expected this week saw the return of the green sandpiper to Blacktoft Sands. She was present on marshland along with 2 redshank , 44 black-tailed godwits, avocets and a snipe . This starts the waders returning to visit Blacktoft Sands on the way south. Over the next few weeks we should see spotted...
  • Blog Post: A game of chase the teal

    After deciding to get up after a night in the reeds of blacktoft, a few of this years young marsh harriers have taken to a bit of chasing of teal around xerox. This game went on for much of yesterday morning. When the light starts to go between 4pm and 6pm around 10 marsh harriers have been seen recently...
  • Blog Post: Mystery Wild Sounds: Super 8

    So the last week of mystery sounds has regrettably arrived although undoubtedly it won't be the last you'll hear of our sound clips as there are still so many to share. It's not been the best week for weather as some soggy cattle would have been more than happy to confirm on Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: Spoonbills, avocets and some waders

    A wide variation of birds to see at Blacktoft right now. From our spoonbills to some young avocets to those spotted redshanks. Lets start with those spoonbills . They are sleeping a lot this week - often at the back of townend. These two have been here for three weeks now. Today they left their sleeping...
  • Blog Post: Wet sunday but still good birds

    Hi, A quick list of what was seen today. Birds of prey - merlin, peregrine, kestrel, sparrowhawk and 12 marsh harriers in the air at once. Waders - still 4 curlew sandpiper, dunlin, redshank, snipe, spotted redshank, golden plover, lapwing. Ducks - lots of shoveler, teal, wigeon etc. Geese...