Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Miners are out...

    Mining Bees that is..... there are many species of these smaller relatives of the humble Bumbles and most are quite tricky to identify. Early spring is often a good time for some of the easier species and in recent weeks we have had several types photographed...
  • Campfield Marsh

    T'was a very 'Good' Friday.

    April 18th proved to be just that: the most beautiful of sunny days and the air was full of bird song. A short walk down the Lonning revealed all sorts of delights. Photo record below. The hawthorn hedges have suddenly sprung into life. The new...
  • Dearne Valley

    Wednesday 23rd April - Happy St Georges Day

    Now the sightings from today including all the usual suspects from the bird garden (as yesterday), and a bittern heard booming around 9.45 am. On Adwick were a pair of gargany, yellow wagtail, wheatear, lapwing, avocet and LRP. From Wath Ings were...
  • Dearne Valley

    Tuesday 22nd - a little delayed

    Hi all, I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend it was great to see so many of you here. Apologies for the delay of Tuesdays sightings but we had a report of suspected hare coursing at Adwick just as I was about to sit down and write. Unfortunately nobody...
  • Islay - Blog

    Oa otter

    Getting up at dawn for surveys always seems like a struggle until you are outside and rewarded with a beautiful sunrise, and usually with some fabulous wildlife encounters. This chap was very successfully hunting small trout in the shallows...
Latest photos
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Peregrine in Sheffield

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Lapwing Redmires

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Bluebell at Barnburgh

This from last weekend - early bluebells up on the limestone crags above Barnbugh village.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Avocets mating

Note the colour rings on the male. The dismount was rather inelegant!
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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Sand Martin

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Sand martin above family hide

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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What's for breakfast mum? uhmm, weedabix or shredded weed:-)

Taking from the path to the reedbed hide
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Goldfinch

Posted to: Greylake
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Orange Ladybird (Halyzia 16-guttata)

First time we've seen these. We spotted a couple of specimens near ash trees at Arne. Size approx...
Posted to: Arne
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Green Tiger Beetle.

Posted to: Arne
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Raven at Galley hill

On Easter Monday I decided to make a visit to Sandy heath and after seeing a pair of lesser redpolls...
Posted to: The Lodge
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A Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover at Rye Meads
Posted to: Rye Meads
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