Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dee Estuary

    Tue 26th May 2015 - Todays highlights

    Garganey - 2 on scrape Dunlin - 1 on scrape Little ringed plover - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide Common tern - 1 on scrape Hobby - 1 flew over Ringed plover - 3 on scrape Redshank - 1 in front of Marsh Covert hide Wigeon - 2...
  • Dearne Valley

    Glyphipterix! - Sightings, 26 May.

    Hi Folks! A quick blog tonight as, despite the glorious weather today, I was one of the unlucky people who didn’t get out in the countryside. ‘Shame!’ I hear you cry and you’d be quite right. Oh well, tomorrow for sure. So,...
  • Leighton Moss

    Why are A’s like flowers.....?

    ......because bees come after them! Sorry folks, I couldn’t resist. With plants bursting into flower all over the reserve, many of the accompanying insects are starting to be seen here at Leighton Moss. I saw my first bumblebee of the year the other...
  • Minsmere

    Miraculous migration!

    Animal migration is one of nature’s great events. These seasonal movements from one part of the world to another in search of food, to escape the harsh winter weather of northerly or southerly regions, or to find a mate, occur throughout the animal...
  • Arne

    Cracking times at Arne

    Hello everybody! Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying the glorious weather and extended weekend. Once again the prolonged sunshine has been bringing the visitors in their droves to Arne, all intent on sampling the fantastic scenery and nature that...
Latest photos
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Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine Falcon resting.
Posted to: Pulborough Brooks
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Male Tufted Duck

Taken at Newport Wetlands RSPB reserve. Canon EOS 50D, Cosina 100-400 Lens
Posted to: Newport Wetlands
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I've got my eye on you

Lovely afternoon for fishing at Old Moor
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Male Migrant Hawker

One for Penny Bun Migrant Hawker seen today (18th) Old Moor near Field Pool Hide
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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taken on the longdendale trail near Hadfield
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Very obliging little chap, singing just outside the visitor centre.
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
by 42

Female Reed Bunting

Female Reed Bunting on reeds at Newport Wetlands
Posted to: Newport Wetlands
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Waxwing taken 18th Jan 2011 just outside the gate.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Wren in the reedbeds

Very quiet in the reedbeds yesterday but this little critter obliged by the reedbed screen
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Drake Teal

All the duck are especially smart at this time of year. Russ Sherriff took this image of a male Teal...
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Gold Finch

Taken in the hawthorn near the visitor centre
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
by 35