Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rye Meads

    VISMIG - Sunday's results

    Sunday's VISMIG was very rewarding and worth the effort of getting up so early! After a wet start on waking, clear skies and a warm sun were waiting for me when I reached Rye Meads. I was joined by Toby and Jan from the Rye Meads Ringing group and...
  • Lochwinnoch

    Recent sightings 3 – 20 October by Claire Martin

    Winter is definitely approaching at the reserve, and with all the recent rain the ducks are enjoying the newly flooded channels. Sightings of a Slavonian grebe on the Barr Loch on the 15 & 17 October have bumped our year list up to 119 species. ...
  • Rye Meads


    Hello everyone. We are back on line at last. Tweeting will recommence on Friday. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Cheers Caroline
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    The redwings have landed!

    The reserve is alive with the flitting and fluttering of winter thrush flocks, roving the forest and gleaning up the last of the berry crop. Mistle thrush, fieldfares and redwings have descended upon us in their thousands and the forest is a buzzing hub...
  • Dee Estuary

    Wilde about Harry

    Meet Harry the hen harrier . He is currently on the decking outside our reception building. Harry is the wonderful creation of Findlay Wilde, aged 12 from Cheshire, and his father for their village scarecrow festival earlier this year. He is made from...
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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
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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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
by 75

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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