Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Saltholme

    See Nesting Oystercatcher from Paddy's Pool Hide

    Oystercatchers are distinctive birds with black and white plumage and an easy to recognise call. Now is a good time to get a good view from Paddy's Pool hide as a pair are on the island just to the right of the small bush. I didn't have a camera...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    Wanted: Puffins!

    Typical bank holiday weather returned and after nearly 2 weeks of uninterrupted boats and increasingly settled weather, low pressure is back and with it strong northerly winds that meant no landings on Ramsey today. We took the opportunity to get our...
  • Dearne Valley

    Easter Sunday 2014 - the sightings...

    Hello, we hope you are having a great Easter weekend! Here are the sightings from this Easter Sunday at Old Moor from the book. The bird garden - all the usual suspects + a yellowhammer. A yellowhammer was also seen from the car park feeders. A...
  • Islay - Blog

    I apologise...

    ...I know I've put a few of these up recently, but the only other contender for today's post was a cow with a spectacularly prolapsed uterus. So instead, here's another view from the Oa reserve at dawn, looking NE towards Kintra with the Paps...
  • Arne

    Easter Eggs

    This year it’s all happening on the live cameras! The buzzard camera is streaming live on our website, and you can watch it from here . The female does most of the incubation and is currently sitting on 3 eggs, which is the usual number for buzzards...
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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!
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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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