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A bank holiday boom
With the wonderful weather we've had over the past few days, things have been busy down here at the reserve. Although the weather may have cooled down the bird action certainly hasn't with this morning bringing with it some brilliant views of a female marsh harrier and a male hen harrier , both...
8 May 2013
Needless to say, Rhian's excited proclamation - upon the arrival of our first avocet of the year in mid-February - that spring was here, was a little premature. Since then we've had plenty more snow flurries, frozen pools and lots of gratitude for the stove in our reception hide. However, we've...
17 Mar 2013
Living the High Life
We have had another brilliant few days at the Parkgate High Tide event and Hoylake High Tide Event, Parkgates high tide was not one of the biggest tides and the weather conditions were not correct for the tide to be pushed up to the sea wall. But there were still loads of great birds to be had. We...
18 Nov 2012
Join the search for skydancers @ Parkgate
Come down to Parkgate on the Dee Estuary for a good chance to see England’s rarest breeding bird of prey, the hen harrier. Two have already been sighted. Over the next six months the reserve is hosting In Search of Skydancers, a series of seven events, offering nature lovers the opportunity...
27 Sep 2012
Parkgate High Tides - will they or won't they?
With exactly one week to go before our first Parkgate high tide event of the year, there is much excitement in the air as numerous phonecalls, emails and enquiries begin to ask the familiar old questions. Where is the best place to go? What is the best time to be there? What is the best day to come?...
2 Mar 2012
Once Bittern ...
Wetland conservation strikes again! About 4.20pm last pre-evening I was watching for the great white egrets coming into roost when I got a flash of a large brown bird in the corner of my binoculars. Now we don't get many large brown birds around here so my mind knew what it could be. I quickly...
9 Nov 2011
Dear All, If you have been down to Parkgate recently you may have been surprised to see a few changes to the landscape...... Through a joint project with Cheshire West & Cheshire Council, Neston Town Council, The Parkgate Society and the RSPB has been carrying out some habitat works on the...
28 Aug 2011
Drama at the Dee
A dramatic natural event can be witnessed this month as Spring tides are due to inundate RSPB Dee Estuary Nature Reserve, at Parkgate. Spring tides only happen on a handful of occasions each year. If the weather conditions are right, they are so high that they actually flood the whole saltmarsh. ...
9 Feb 2011
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