Dee Estuary

Dee Estuary

Dee Estuary
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Latest blog posts
  • Return of the avocet

    Our first avocet has arrived at the reserve, a good sign that Spring is on its way. The high tides last week were as spectacular as usual on the Dee Estuary with the 10m tides reaching the wall at Parkgate. The views of the 5 short-eared owls...
  • Winter has arrived on the Dee...

    Winter has arrived, with the first snow flurries falling at the reserve and snow on the Welsh hills visible from the reception hide. Recent sightings on the reserve have included two ring tail hen harriers , brilliant to have these stunning birds back...
  • "First Light, Fresh Snow" - buy art to save nature

    The striking image – a female blackbird amid snow and snowdrops – may be familiar; “First Light, Fresh Snow” was chosen for a set of RSPB Christmas cards this year, appearing in our catalogue, reserve shops and online shop all...
  • Wilde about Harry

    Meet Harry the hen harrier . He is currently on the decking outside our reception building. Harry is the wonderful creation of Findlay Wilde, aged 12 from Cheshire, and his father for their village scarecrow festival earlier this year. He is made from...
  • Autumnal gathering

    A very busy week on the reserve with bird numbers increasing. A count of 1,800 teal gathering from Northern Europe and 1,600 pink-footed geese arriving from their breeding ground in the Arctic Circle and Greenland. As the days are now starting off chilly...
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