Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Islay - Blog

    Golden eagle, The Oa

    Regular followers of this blog (hi mum) will know of Dave's tragicomic attempts to get a decent Golden eagle photo. Well, this was out on the Oa reserve very early on Tuesday morning as we finished our first round of Black guillemot surveys. I came...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    A cracking month continues!

    After Mike's excellent blog and Black tern pictures yesterday I thought I wasn't going to have to do report until the weekend but this mornings birding extravaganza here on the Sands certainly put paid to that thought! Superb is the only way...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings - Thursday 17th April

    Brrr! It's a bit chillier today but nevertheless we still had plenty of visitors on site and many children had their first taste of birdwatching in the Family Hide with our fantastic volunteers Chris and Bob. So, what was around for them to see...
  • Gloucestershire reserves

    Summer migrants arrive

    The settled weather over recent weeks has resulted in a good number of summer migrants turning up a little earlier than usual. The first Pied Flycatcher was found in the Lower Hide area at Nagshead on April 10th, followed by two singing Redstarts in Russell's...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Will Good Friday be as good?

    Given the fact that I have not really been out on the reserve today, I have managed to catch up with quite a few good birds.... A shout from Andrew G for Spoonbill over the car park was eagerly greeted as this black tipped immature bird spiralled fast...
Latest photos
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More Firecrest, because we love them!

As we have had a lovely sunday, discovering the right spot and the bird (at least for me) this monday...
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At RSPB Rainahm Marshes one sunny day, sitting in the hide determined to see a Kingfisher! And there...
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...And no cheese

A smashing yellowhammer from OM today. :)
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Brave or stupid?

A Crow joins the Osprey on the pole this evening
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Firecrest displaying

Yersterday afternoon, about 6pm, enjoying a bit of sun after the work, I arrived in arne's car park...
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Hen Harrier Flypast

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Another shot of the same bird looking for its dinner
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Firecrest (Arne)

Saw my first Firecrest today, took loads of pics but they are so skitty, only 1 pic came out any sense...
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Barn Owl Remains

Severed barn owl beak and feathers (Tyto alba). Dorset, UK. At least that's our best guess. Found...
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Snowy SEO

Taken about a month ago now, very obliging bird. Let me approach to within twenty feet. Adwick Tip, close...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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sparrow hawk sat in garden

sparrow hawk sat in old moor bird garden
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Male Siskin

Birds perch in some weird places..:-)
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