Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Lochwinnoch

    Recent Sightings 1st-31st January 2016

    The start of a new year is often viewed as a new start. While we may not be able to wipe all things from the past, here at the reserve we can at least clear the species list and look forward to compiling the new one. By the end of last year we had...
  • Dove Stone

    Sightings at Binn Green - Friday 5 February

    The brambling was back today in amongst about 20 chaffinch together with the now resident reed bunting (hope I've not tempted fate). Other visitors included a jay, male bullfinch, siskin, greenfinch, goldfinch, blackbird, blue tit, coal tit, great...
  • Hayle Estuary

    Cornwall Reserves: Flowers in the rain

    There is an irony that a bird I used to chase out of the garden when I was a young boy, lest it gobble up the goldfish and shubunkins, now has me skulking around the reserve in trepidation of disturbing it. Ardea cinera , more commonly known as the...
  • Dearne Valley

    Red-Necked Grebe!

    Hello! The exciting news from Old Moor today is that a red-necked grebe arrived on the Mere. The last time we had a visit from a red-necked grebe was in 1995! From Tom Hibber t via Twitter we have the following quote - ' I think extent of yellow...
  • Dee Estuary

    Friday 5 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Water rail by Clive Hill Short-eared owl - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point Peregrine - 1 over scrape Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape Ruff - 5 on scrape Dunlin - 30+ on scrape Curlew - 10+ on scrape...
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...
Posted to: Arne
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...And no cheese

A smashing yellowhammer from OM today. :)
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Nature's Engineering At Its' Best

Over the years man has created some extraordinary engineering marvels but Nature never fails to always...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Sunset through the grass

Taken as the sun was going down on the longest day of the year during the Big wild sleepout
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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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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Firecrest displaying

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

Posted to: Arne
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Brave or stupid?

A Crow joins the Osprey on the pole this evening
Posted to: Arne
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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
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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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...
Posted to: Arne
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Another shot of the same bird looking for its dinner
Posted to: Arne
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