Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Saltholme

    Fieldfares for Christmas

    Our summer avian visitors have long since gone but their place has been taken by birds which breed far to the North of us, taking advantage of our mild winters. Two blogs ago Dean discussed the Golden Plovers, but this last week the obvious winter visitors...
  • Leighton Moss

    When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin along...

    As it's almost Christmas , I thought it was about time that the bird most associated with the festive season was the focus if my 50th anniversary blog . With their cheeky and inquisitive nature, it's not surprising that they are our national bird...
  • Dearne Valley

    The Wheel Turns - Sightings, 21 Dec.

    Hi Folks! You know, it wasn’t until I was just about to leave Old Moor this afternoon that I realised what day it is. I knew there was something about the 21 st December that rang a bell. Of course! The shortest day! In fact, you can’t get...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    Get the home fires burning!

    Well, hasn’t this year gone quickly?! Too quickly for my liking. The last few weeks have been exceptionally busy for us down the reserve, mainly because we’ve had a contractor in doing some reed cutting! Our contractor uses a digger with...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Check everywhere!

    Our Kingfishers at this time of year are very mobile and can be found along and over any body of water on the marsh when it is not frozen. They like the white water monitoring posts and even gates but sometimes you will catch one sitting unobtrusively...
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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
Posted to: The Lodge
by 93

Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
by 93

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
by 133


Smooth newts can be seen in the smaller ponds at The Lodge. This was taken at the pond on the old heath...
Posted to: The Lodge
by 132


The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
Posted to: The Lodge
by 147

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
by 132

Hornet mimicing hoverfly

We saw this beast on one of the buddleia bushes at The Lodge. It's cool isn't it?
Posted to: The Lodge
by 124

Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 141

Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 75

The Osprey Centre

A Loch Garten osprey's view of the Visitor Centre. Now everybody wave!
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 81

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
by 109


Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 69