Cliffe Pools

Cliffe Pools

Cliffe Pools
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  • Recent sightings

    On bank holiday Monday 1 widgeon, 1 grey partridge, 1 hobby, 60 Mediteranean gull and 1 wheatear were reported at Cliffe Pools, along with the calling of a cuckoo. Information kindly provided by KOS. You can visit their website to see all other local...
  • Recent Sightings by Murray Orchard

    Yesterday from 17:15 to 18:00, Murray undertook a bird count from Allen's Hill at RSPB Cliffe Pools. It was a mild day, mostly cloudy with occasional sun and a fresh south-westerly wind. 3 Barnacle Geese (still present on grazing marsh north of pools...
  • Shoveler numbers are on the up

    On Sunday afternoon Murray Orchard visited Cliffe Pools where it was increasingly cloudy with a fresh southerly wind. His count at the reserve was taken at high tide (13.11) and he reported - 131 Shelduck (Flamingo Pool), 905 Wigeon (Ski/Hidden Pools...
  • Recent sightings at Cliffe Pools

    The number of birds at Cliffe Pools this week has presented something of a challenge. The enormous flock of Black-tailed Godwit were beyond my abilities, so I took a picture, and then, once home, increased the contrast, gridded the image and started counting...
  • Happy Valentine's Day to all the birds at Cliffe Pools

    It has been raining all day today, so I admit it, I have not been down to the reserve, but yesterday!? I counted 5,500 black-tailed godwit. They were using the islands especially cleared of scrub to create a high tide roost for the waders pushed off the...
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