Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands

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    All the fun of the fen

    Over the last few days migration has been settling down a little and the breeding season is really taking off with black headed gull and avocet chicks hatching, marsh harriers food passing and tree sparrows, meadow pipits, skylarks and reed buntings all...
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    Mammals sightings pretty good at the moment

    Here's a few of my better photo's from the last few days of roe deer, water vole, fox and hare which have been particularly good out on Ousefleet. Freddy the water vole chomping on a nettle leaf Roe deer on Ousefleet A curious young...
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    Cherry stone cracker - new reserve record!

    The good run of records certainly continued over the weekend after the bee-eaters on Friday which were our second reserve record closely followed on Saturday by a reserve first in the form of a hawfinch which was spotted flying south! And they say good...
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    Make love not war - dueling bitterns!

    Not a boom to be heard at first light this morning on the reserve as I was on species protection duties , then about 5 o'clock I spotted high in the sky two distant bitterns , over the next hour they chased and chased each other around the reedbed...
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    Fly through bee-eaters!

    The amazing spring continues with a text from a friend to say that they have just had two bee-eaters fly past the reserve going down the river Ouse! These are the first records for years and just add to the recent run of amazing bird records for April...
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