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  • Blog Post: On the Blacktoft menu this week

    With our FEED THE BIRDS OPEN DAY this Sunday 24th October, I thought that we should focus on what you might like to eat. Lets start with insects. They are nice and crunchy and favourites of the 58 black-tailed godwits that are around at the moment. Also liked by our snipe, shoveler, shelduck, redshanks...
  • Blog Post: Owls still here and more newcomers

    The long-eared owls that we found on Sunday are still here and offering excellent views for our many visitors this week. This week has also seen a little bit of change with many birds returning to Blacktoft. Most noticeable is the black-headed gulls . Also skylarks have been singing up at Ousefleet...
  • Blog Post: Marsh harrier acrobatics begin

    This week has seen the return of our spactacular male marsh harriers to the reserve stirring things up with those young males that stayed the winter. Today our marsh harriers were soaring, falling, twisting and turning all over the the reserve and this is just the start! In the coming weeks more males...
  • Blog Post: Hare today gone tomorrow.................?

    Despite the damp and dreary weather recently there have been a few signs of the spring, including this morning an amazing nine hares all together and boxing in the field just next to the reserve. Not quite March to be mad yet but they were certainly a spectacular sight! What with all the Roe deer on...
  • Blog Post: A great Bird of Prey day

    Well what a day for birds of prey at Blacktoft Sands with 2 Hen Harrier, 4 Marsh harrier, 2 merlin, sparrowhawk and kestrel. Lets start with the hen harriers - around 14:30 our smart male that has been around for at least the last ten days turned up at Ousefleet and did a complete circuit ending up...
  • Blog Post: Birds of prey keep coming

    An excellent week for birds of prey with our young hen harrier joining the marsh harriers at roost time and spending a lot of time flying around together - must think its a marsh harrier! I also was watching a spectacular male hen harrier hunting around the reserve today - at one point directly in front...
  • Blog Post: Hares, water rail and the bittern

    Well today started with another sighting of our friendly hare running along the path in front of reception. Then down on marshland, we had a spotted redshank (in full summer plumage), those black-tailed godwits , the noisy avocets (and chicks), sedge and reed warblers along those reeds. This afternoon...
  • Blog Post: The case of the fallow deer

    After first been seen on November 1st - we appear to have a fallow deer living at Blacktoft Sands. It was seen quite a few times during the first week of November but then we have had no records until today (Friday 26th) and then it was only seen very briefly out the front of reception. If anybody has...