Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    A Great Day for Sightings - 8th Oct

    Today's title comes from Lauren from the Visitor Centre. She emailed me the sightings and started out by saying, 'It's been a great day for sightings!' Thank you Lauren :) Wath Ings: four green sandpiper, 1 dunlin, 350+ golden plover...
  • Minsmere

    Murmurations return!

    Yes folks, I have good news. The starlings are back. Last night about 6000 starlings were seen over North Marsh, putting on a great display from about 6 pm to 6.30 pm. The best place to watch from is probably the North Wall. We hope that numbers...
  • Pulborough Brooks

    Autumn arrivals

    A recent sightings update from volunteer Gary Surprisingly I didn't get wet at Pulborough Brooks today. On the north brooks, wigeon numbers have increased dramatically from last week and will soon be the most numerous duck present although teal...
  • Charlie's Blacktoft Blog

    A few swalla's more

    Its always a strange mix of species at this time of year so with pretty mild weather predominating it has been no great surprise that a few swallows have continued to trickle through . The one yesterday had a very short tail almost as though it had only...
  • Strumpshaw Fen and the Broads

    Strumpshaw fen recent sightings 8 October 2015

    I have been away for two weeks and it looks like autumn has arrived in my absence! The trees have started to get a bronzy tint and leaves are starting to fall in the wind already. Yesterdays grey sky and showery rain compared to today’s bright blue...
Latest photos
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Coal tit on window feeder

This cheeky fellow landed on my window feeder at The Lodge to grab a sunflower seed
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
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Damselfly loveheart

The old swimming pool in the gardens is now a whopping big wildlife pond. Take a look during spring and...
Posted to: The Lodge
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Smooth newts can be seen in the smaller ponds at The Lodge. This was taken at the pond on the old heath...
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
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Autumn splendour

The gardens look great right through the year at The Lodge. Here's a view of the back of the 19th...
Posted to: The Lodge
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Hornet mimicing hoverfly

We saw this beast on one of the buddleia bushes at The Lodge. It's cool isn't it?
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Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
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Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
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The Osprey Centre

A Loch Garten osprey's view of the Visitor Centre. Now everybody wave!
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The earth moved

Well it's started this small beast will move upto 40 tons in a load but it will still take 3 months...
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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