Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rainham Marshes

    Miners are out...

    Mining Bees that is..... there are many species of these smaller relatives of the humble Bumbles and most are quite tricky to identify. Early spring is often a good time for some of the easier species and in recent weeks we have had several types photographed...
  • Campfield Marsh

    T'was a very 'Good' Friday.

    April 18th proved to be just that: the most beautiful of sunny days and the air was full of bird song. A short walk down the Lonning revealed all sorts of delights. Photo record below. The hawthorn hedges have suddenly sprung into life. The new...
  • Dearne Valley

    Wednesday 23rd April - Happy St Georges Day

    Now the sightings from today including all the usual suspects from the bird garden (as yesterday), and a bittern heard booming around 9.45 am. On Adwick were a pair of gargany, yellow wagtail, wheatear, lapwing, avocet and LRP. From Wath Ings were...
  • Dearne Valley

    Tuesday 22nd - a little delayed

    Hi all, I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend it was great to see so many of you here. Apologies for the delay of Tuesdays sightings but we had a report of suspected hare coursing at Adwick just as I was about to sit down and write. Unfortunately nobody...
  • Islay - Blog

    Oa otter

    Getting up at dawn for surveys always seems like a struggle until you are outside and rewarded with a beautiful sunrise, and usually with some fabulous wildlife encounters. This chap was very successfully hunting small trout in the shallows...
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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...
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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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
Posted to: Arne
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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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