Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands

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    That Friday feeling..............

    Blimey is it Friday already! Its June the 1st on Monday and things are really starting to move on with the breeding birds . The 'big' news is that it looks like our bitterns have hatched chicks with the female undertaking occasional feeding flights...
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    Breeding season at full bore

    Despite there still been a 'kald' NW wind chilling the marshland air the breeding birds on the reserve are still hatching and rearing young wherever you look and with a bit of sunshine this morning I was a bit taken aback with the number of coot...
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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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