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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
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
What's going on over there ... ?
Those of you who have a tendency for noticing subtle things may well have already spotted a few strange blokes wandering around near to our developing reed-bed. However, there is no need to worry as these contractors are putting together our "Marsh Covert" hide. This hide will form part...
17 Aug 2011
Farming for birds
If you look beyond the reedbed and over to the far side of "IMF2" you will notice a big change in the landscape as over 8 hectares of land is being prepared to be planted with a barley crop. This area is too dry to be part of the wetland so we got our heads together and came up with a plan...
14 Mar 2011
Getting on with the job
The hard work is continuing down at "Inner Marsh Farm 2" with one big job complete and another big job on going the landscape is changing quickly. Several sluices have been installed which will allow us to effectively control water levels on our new shallow pools. Meanwhile a 2.5Km predator...
12 Nov 2010
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