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Mystery Wild Sounds V: The Dark Night.
If it was easy to record the sound of vegetation growth, I would be spoilt for choice for this weeks audible bite from Blacktoft Sands, the flood banks and hedges seem to be greening up in leaps and bounds, butterflies and damselflies are on the wing and the birds continue to give a rousing chorus. ...
12 May 2013
Whitethroat in flight
Fired a short burst whilst the whitethroat was stationary and to my surprise it took off whilst doing so. I was very pleased to have captured a good image of it in flight - a lovely way to round off our day at the Blacktoft Summer Open Day. Many thanks to all concerned for a well-organised event.
18 Jun 2012
Whitethroat, carrying nesting material
16 May 2012: Between Reception and First Hides. This bird was actively carrying nesting material - and it even managed to sing with a beak-full of feathers!
16 May 2012
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...
19 May 2011
One of the MANY Whitethroats adorning the paths around the reserve on 30 April 2011
30 Apr 2011
30 Apr 2011
everyone was busy with the grasshopper warbler while at the back of them this whitethroat was feeling left out!
23 Apr 2011
Sun brings in more summer migrants
A few reed warblers have now returned to Blacktoft, joining the sedge warblers in the reedbed. Listen out also for whitethroat and it is probably the best time to listen out for grasshopper warbers as the start their amazing sound as soon as they arrive. They will probably go quiet after a week so if...
22 Apr 2010
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