Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands
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    Merlin eyes up beardies!

    Some nice birding this morning despite it being overcast with a chilly South East wind . Best of the birds was a very obliging female merlin that sat on top of one of the bushes on the bank of Townend lagoon eying up the bearded tits that were showing...
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    A Brief Mid Winter Snow Scene

    A light snow shower on Sunday ensured that it was a very white and beautiful Blacktoft that greeted us on Monday morning and giving us the first real feeling in our bones that winter had finally arrived . Strangely though despite the nip in the air the...
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    Stonechats converge!

    Out in the reedbed today the stonechats converged on us to feed on the rich pickings of the disturbed reed litter with at one point at least nine individuals working over the ground where we were working. Its great to see this many of our friendly 'reedbed...
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    A Welcome Woodcock

    This winter has certainly been notable in the UK for the distinct lack of some species from Scandinavia and the Arctic including any notable influx of Woodcock which co-incidentally I had been lamenting at the weekend, would it be a woodcock less winter...
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    Off reserve sightings - Bewick's swans

    Over the last few weeks there have been a few Bewick's swans out on the nearby arable farming area of Swinefleet Common, although for most of the time they have been pretty distant. Today just before the farmer ploughed the harvested sugar beet field...
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