Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley


    Hello, here are the sightings from yesterday which are taken solely from the Barnsley Birders on twitter... Great news that a bittern was seen yesterday afternoon at Old Moor! There was a whooper swan on the Mere first thing, it then flew off towards...
  • Frampton Marsh

    Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 17 - 23 October 2014

    There's been a distinct wintery feel in both air and birds, though this was temporarily shelved on the 23rd with 5 swallows hawking over the reedbed! Summer hasn't left us just yet it seems. Geese and duck numbers are both on the up and are looking...
  • Exe Estuary

    Chapel Wood, Spreacombe

    This week we vistited Chapel Wood , near Woolacombe . This small RSPB reserve is a mixed woodland, mostly Oak/Beech. . The name comes from Spreacombe Chapel and Well, the ruin of which is just to the right as you walk through the main entrance. ...
  • Crook of Baldoon

    Walk on the Wildside

    It is that time again Autumn is here marking the transition from Summer to Winter, deciduous trees shedding leaves offering a spectacle of colours and wintering birds coming in by the numbers. The remnants of hurricane Gonzalo have been and gone and...
  • Langford Lowfields

    Still on the wing

    I had a late common blue butterfly on the wing this morning on the visitor trails at the eastern end of the boardwalk. The butterfly was feeding on the last remaining ragwort flowers - a good source of late nectar there. Clouded yellow was still flying...
Latest photos
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a good afternoon at Fairburn

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A Grey Squirrel enjoys the hospitality at Old Moor.

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A lap wing.

A lap wing frolicking with a pal last Friday, family hide
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A Little Grebe from Wath Ings with lunch.

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A little reeding

Many of these russet charmers can be found at Old Moor's Sparrow Farm.
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A Heron in front of Wath Ings/

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A pair of Snipe on Wath Ings

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A watchful mallard

A female mallard keeping a close eye on her young around the wildlife pools.
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A young Blackcap.

I bow to Jo's ID. I hadn't a clue without going home and getting out the "Collins"...
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Adder's Tongue Fern

Adder's Tongue Fern taken at Old Moor. Very much a scarcity for the area.
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Adwick Back-lit 2

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Adwick Swallows

There were masses of swallows and martins at Adwick this afternoon. The swallows kept coming down as...
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