Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rainham Marshes

    Hawkers for breakfast, lunch and dinner

    The Hobbies are making short work of the huge number of Migrant Hawkers out on the reserve at the moment with up to ten being seen in recent days. They are true aerial masters and a joy to watch... John Lane got some awesome shots the other day and...
  • Leighton Moss

    Colourful catch of the day

    If you've not been down for the wader watching recently, then come and see us soon, because it is still spectacular. Up to seven little stints are on Lilian's pool along with a pectoral sandpiper and around 600 black-tailed godwits . There is...
  • Campfield Marsh

    Hide etiquette amongst other things - 16th September.

    The day was very warm, clear skies and a very light easterly breeze – all seemed propitious for viewing birds. We proceeded straight away. The first distraction for us was the large gathering of swallows on top on the old grain silo dome. Typical...
  • Minsmere

    Safari so good

    It's that time of year again when the red deer stags arrive at Minsmere to vie for superiority and the right to mate with as many hinds (females) as possible. Yes folks, the red deer rut has begun. This is one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles...
  • The Lodge

    Hairy shield-bugs and hobbies

    Everyday now we wonder if the hobbies will head off on the start of their migration, but at least one bird is still lingering around the new heath and was seen several times today. Eight or nine buzzards were up in the air together around mid - day, although...
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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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