Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dearne Valley

    After work sightings again....

    Hello, the sightings today are once again taken from the Barnsley Birders via Twitter. The roost at Old Moor last night had 600+ golden plover, 10 black tailed godwits, 3 ruff, 3 spotted redshank, 3 green sandpiper, 7 grey herons, 21+ cormorants, 9...
  • Forsinard Flows


    We are lucky in the UK to have 23 species of cetacean seen in our waters, from the little harbour porpoise to the second largest of all the whales, the fin whale. The North and West coasts of Scotland have some of the best places to see species such as...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    On the move

    Just a (fairly) short post from me today. I have been visiting my parents on the south coast this weekend and migration was well on the way down there. We saw hundreds of swallows and meadow pipits migrating over Portland Bill yesterday. There were also...
  • Minsmere

    The colour is purple

    There's still a good selection of wading birds on the Scrape, but one has been stealing the show for birdwatchers this week: a beautiful purple sandpiper. These are usually birds of rocky shores, which means there are few reliable places to see them...
  • Rye Meads

    Vis Mig 14 October 2014

    Hello All In con-junction with the Rye Meads Ringing Group (RMRG) we will be holding a Vis Mig (visible migration) event on Sunday 12 October 2014, 7 am - 11 am. Join us outside the visitor center from 7 am as we monitor the passage of migrants...
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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
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
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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...
Posted to: The Lodge
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
Posted to: The Lodge
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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?
Posted to: The Lodge
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Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

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