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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
"The problem with gulls is that they all look the same", is a sentence that I commonly hear. Many different gulls look similar, and experienced birders learn to look for the subtle differences between species for proper gull identification. With the high degree of hybridization among gulls...
11 Mar 2013
A duck lesser in name only
Yesterday we had a lesser scaup grace our meres, this great American duck is a very common sight across North America and gets its name from the its size difference from its cousin the scaup, or greater scaup. As the lesser is a tad smaller but in the UK when theses rare birds turn up this make them...
4 Mar 2013
Time for Bed......Hogitat Making at Burton Mere Wetlands
Hedgehogs are the gardener's friend, munching their way through those pesky slugs and snails. Sadly, it's estimated that a quarter of the hedgehog population has been lost in the last ten years. Snoozing hedgehogs will be in for a treat as Burton Mere Wetlands are holding a make your own hogitat...
8 Nov 2012
Burton Mere Wetlands had a fantastic birthday treat as Sabine's Gull turned up yesterday in front of the Reception Hide, this was a first record for the reserve. We are flying our doors open this weekend Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY spectacular with indoor and...
21 Sep 2012
Room for two more?
Late stayers at Burton Mere Wetlands have seen the (phenomenal) little egret roost receive a couple of new lodgers over the past few weeks - two great white egrets! Several reports of great white egret at Parkgate led the staff here to carefully examine everyone of the 200+ little egrets that come...
3 Nov 2011
A strange streak of luck
Water vole’s odd hairdo puzzles experts... A water vole with a distinctive difference has been caught on a hidden camera at RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve on the Wirral. This curious cutie has a Mohawk-style white stripe on the top of its head, leaving experts scratching their own heads...
31 May 2011
RSPB Dee Estuary - Reception Building April 2011
Close-up of the building with the new 5 hectare wader scrape in the background. The gabion walls of the building will soon become a habitat for invertebrates of all shapes and sizes.
31 May 2011
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