Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands
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    Coot Killer!

    The other day I got a call in the office from a chap who had been in Singleton hide who had seen a marsh harrier dive into the water and kill a coot, it dragged it to the bank and ate it somewhere just out of view. A great experience for all the people...
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    Escape from Coaltitz

    Despite a cool breeze over the last few days there has been the first signs of a bit of spring and the return of a few more of our summer visitors. What was more of a surprise though this morning as I was leaving site was a coal tit that was on top of...
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    Elves in the coppice

    Don't believe? Well its true I tell you, there are elves down in the willow coppice here at Blacktoft and they are truly something special to see . Scarlet elf cups are one of my favorite fungi and seem to always appear at this time of year when...
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    Ruff-Ruff

    With the water now starting to settle a bit on the reserve after the recent spring tides the paths have now become dry and a bit of mud is starting to appear attracting a few waders like these ruff (pic below) that were in front of Ousefleet hide. There...
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    Quick update - recent sightings

    Bit busy at the moment what with one thing or another so here's a quick update on what's around. Over the weekend the tide put a lovely splash of water across the site particularly into the tidal reedbed , this will set us up lovely for the...
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