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  • Blog Post: Summer Medley from Campfield and the Cardurnock Peninsula - a digital impression.

    Across first Meadow Pool. The Lonning towards the hide. Second Meadow Pool. Nosy guest cattle. Pied Wagtail with Cranefly. Reed Bunting on Lonning hedgerow. Sandhills towards the Solway. Sedge Warbler - Black and White sketch. Sedge Warbler in colour. ...
  • Blog Post: 'A Spring in my Step' - The raised bog walk to Rogersceugh

    ‘A Spring in my Step’ – The raised bog walk to Rogersceugh, 11th April 2010 Another great day. Decided today was the day we would do the big walk from the hide on the lonning to Rogersceugh - photographing and noting all the salient features along the way; structures, walkways, engineering...
  • Blog Post: Great Day on the Moss,11th June 2012 - Part One

    Raised Moss and Boardwalk, Bowness Common - looking towards Criffel. Strange thing to have to say … there was definitely a feeling of Spring in the air in spite of the fact we were well into the middle of June. Some of the Ash trees in the area hadn’t even attained their leaves! But there...
  • Blog Post: Bowness-on-Solway area,Visitor facilities Part Three - Reserves and viewing places.

    Campfield Marsh. Now we come to the 3rd part of the Blog, having dealt with accommodation issues. We can start to describe the main features of the area which is after all what you will be coming to enjoy, be it Spring, Summer or Winter. In the case of birders, winter in the Solway area is of particular...
  • Blog Post: The Day of the Diggers, 3rd February 2012

    Out along the boardwalk onto the Moss We had been vaguely aware for the previous week or so that there was serious digger activity out on the Moss and Dave had given us some basic information regarding this work. So, having picked our day: no wind, sunshine and some free time (you get the drift!)...
  • Blog Post: Stop Press! - The Battle for the Moss, 23rd May 2011

    Scene One The day here at Campfield, as forecast by the weathermen, had developed into a full blown gale with estimated gusts of 60 - 70 mph. Gales we are accustomed to here on the Solway, but this was something special! We were hunkered down behind our picture window, gazing at the huge spectacle...
  • Blog Post: Photo Diary - end August 2010

    15th August Susan of the West Cumbria RSPB Group carrying out a Dragonfly Survey on the Reserve Susan has been carrying out these Dragonfly Surveys since 2001. She also does a Breeding Bird Survey in the vicinity of Rogersceugh Farm too. Bird seed crop of Oats and Kale is now attracting...
  • Blog Post: Upon a chance meeting with wildlife photographer, John Howard.

    These photographs are a small selection of some of his work taken over a few visits he had made to the Reserve this year. He showed us some delightful material that he had stored on his camera and we managed to persuade him to send us a few photos from his archive. 31st March. Pair of Teal on flooded...
  • Blog Post: We wandered thro' shady bowers and o'er the dreaming moss . .

    Across the moss - 27th August 2013 We had waited for the right day for a walk out onto the Moss - and today was it! The air was warm, no wind to speak of and the promise of sunshine burning through the early morning mist. Traversing the wetlands via the official path which was now screened by a...
  • Blog Post: Meadow Pipit, 10th September 2013

    Thanks John H for the excellent photo of a Meadow Pipit picking around for insects on the pool at the edge of the wood, near the beginning of the boardwalk. Photo Credit: John Howard
  • Blog Post: Moss Dwellers of old.

    Meg Merrilies I came across this poem whilst browsing through a compendium of stories and poems I've had since a child. This very fine poem by John Keats is inspired by a character from one of Walter Scott's works “Guy Mannering”, based in Galloway, South Scotland –...
  • Blog Post: Cabin Fever - 15 2 14

    Wetlands after the storms. Recently there had been days of poor weather: highish tides and some strong winds – more or less the same as the rest of the country. For one reason or other (visits to the dentist etc. . . Ouch!) we hadn't been out onto the Reserve. But today was different...
  • Blog Post: Extra sightings from February

    4th February Sunny with a light southerly wind all day. A large mixed flock of Pinks and Barnacles were flying over the Reserve and adjacent farmland, attempting to land but nearby farming activity prevented them from doing so. Eventually, towards evening, they could be seen flying off towards the...
  • Blog Post: End of April - Spring sightings

    12th April Dull first thing but as the tide came in, the sun came out. There was a strong cold SW wind blowing. A flock of about 150 Oystercatchers flew in with a small group of grey waders accompanying them. The soon settled down to feeding on the mudflats as the tide uncovered them. 13th...
  • Blog Post: Wetlands Management Training Day,7th May - Review

    The Wetlands Management Training Day organised by the Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership at the Wetlands Centre at Campfield, inspite of the inclement weather, was very well supported. Dave Blackledge (Campfield Marsh RSPB Manager) led the workshop and during the morning, covered the mudflat and saltmarsh...
  • Blog Post: Further July reminiscences

    LONNING AND RAISED BOG With the hot sunny days of summer, bird song has fallen silent with birds concentrating on raising their young. However, welcome colour to our suite of wildlife has been provided by the burgeoning insect life. The hedgerows and meadows were alive with butterflies, dragonflies...