Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Hayle Estuary

    Thank goodness for hurricanes...

    ...at least as far as birdwatchers are concerned! The one this week, “Hurricane Gonzalo” brought a North American Lesser Yellowlegs to our Hayle Estuary nature reserve on Tuesday – and a busload of admirers, some of whom were still there...
  • Minsmere

    It's a numbers game

    There have been some impressive counts of birds at Minsmere over the last week or so, including a few unexpected species. Perhaps the most unexpected counts were of one our most familiar birds and its close cousin. On Monday, Minsmere volunteer John...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Mild means keep going!

    The amazingly mild autumn that we have had so far is prolonging the life of a good number of Mesembrina meridiana on the wing along with Eristalis tenax hoverflies, Clouded Yellows, Red Admirals, Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters.... Mesembrina...
  • Otmoor

    Starling saga

    In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, word spreads amongst the starling flocks. Tales of an amazing, food-rich, safe haven are told. The name Otmoor is squawked from thousands...
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    Witchy Tidings at Coombes...

    What ho? A new witch? Just in time! � Discover what Coombes has to offer this Halloween as our newest Witch joins Coombes Valley in search of magical adventures... Behold what is that I see in the distance?! Alas could it be Coombes Valley...
Latest photos
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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 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

Closer...
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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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Again from Wath Ings, a Great Crested Grebe.

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Ahh - lunch!!!

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Air brakes on!

Gannet doing a stall turn at Bempton today.
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