Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rainham Marshes

    A very Good Friday

    Evening all... and a Good Friday it was too.... Paul Hawkins found a Red Kite over Purfleet Scrape at about 1040..... I managed to get everyone onto it and then picked up an Osprey even higher on the same thermal along with two Cormorants..... With Buzzard...
  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 12th-18th April 2014

    Hi, In a week dominated by glorious sunshine and blue skies the wildlife excelled itself with the arrival of Pied Flycatchers being my personal highlight. The first flycatchers were sighted from the Centenary Hide on 13 th April and as the week progressed...
  • Islay - Blog

    A first for the year.

    We ran our first moth trap of the year here at the Oa this week - it's taken until mid April to get a night calm enough to make it worthwhile. In the event, it was slim pickings, as we only caught 2 moths, both the same species. Here she is, going...
  • Dungeness

    Booming bittern and marsh harrier displaying

    Today bittern were heard booming across the reserve from both ARC and Denge Marsh. Marsh harriers getting ready for the breeding season were exciting visitors at Denge Marsh with their food passing displays. Other sightings included four black-necked...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Peek-a-boo panurus

    Bearded tits (panarus biarmicus) are probably one of our most elusive birds here on the Sands and one of our reedbed specialties. This year it looks as though we may have about 110 to 120 pairs nesting on site which equates out about 10 - 15% of the UK's...
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Female Goldeneye1

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Female Goosander

6 February 2013 Old Moor.
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Female Kingfisher

On far side of wildlife pond - she kept coming and going most of the day - a beautiful bird on a lovely...
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Female Mallard

Having a scratch down in the reedbeds at Old Moor.
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Female Pheasant foraging for food.Old Moor.

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Female Smew showing well at fairburn

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Taking a quick snack!
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Taken at Martin Mere on the The Donny trip
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Fighting for position

Greenfinch fends off Goldfinch at the feeders
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Fire crest

This little chap popped into our garden today - it's the first one we have ever had so thought we...
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First for us

Red Crested Pochard
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