Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    A very Good Friday

    Evening all... and a Good Friday it was too.... Paul Hawkins found a Red Kite over Purfleet Scrape at about 1040..... I managed to get everyone onto it and then picked up an Osprey even higher on the same thermal along with two Cormorants..... With Buzzard...
  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 12th-18th April 2014

    Hi, In a week dominated by glorious sunshine and blue skies the wildlife excelled itself with the arrival of Pied Flycatchers being my personal highlight. The first flycatchers were sighted from the Centenary Hide on 13 th April and as the week progressed...
  • Islay - Blog

    A first for the year.

    We ran our first moth trap of the year here at the Oa this week - it's taken until mid April to get a night calm enough to make it worthwhile. In the event, it was slim pickings, as we only caught 2 moths, both the same species. Here she is, going...
  • Dungeness

    Booming bittern and marsh harrier displaying

    Today bittern were heard booming across the reserve from both ARC and Denge Marsh. Marsh harriers getting ready for the breeding season were exciting visitors at Denge Marsh with their food passing displays. Other sightings included four black-necked...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Peek-a-boo panurus

    Bearded tits (panarus biarmicus) are probably one of our most elusive birds here on the Sands and one of our reedbed specialties. This year it looks as though we may have about 110 to 120 pairs nesting on site which equates out about 10 - 15% of the UK's...
Latest photos
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Osprey from Ynys-hir

Photo by Rhys Thatcher
Posted to: Ynys-hir
by 189

RSPB shop

There's more to the RSPB shop than just bird food and binoculars, check out the lovely gifts
Posted to: Carsington Water
by 239

Spotted flycatcher,late leaving?

Taken yesterday at RSPB Nagshead. There were a pair of these on the approach to the reserve , but not...
Posted to: Gloucestershire reserves
by 108

Kittiwake family

Posted to: Bempton Cliffs
by 176

Red Kite Battle Zone

There were quite a few Red Kites at the reserve today, they were constantly being harassed by the lapwing...
Posted to: Otmoor
by 127

Farne Islands Puffin

Inner Farne, July 2012 - sorry Bempton!
Posted to: Bempton Cliffs
by 136

Hawfinch feeding Juvenile.

Found on the short trail , well up in the canopy. I'd like to think this is an unusual Photograph...
Posted to: Gloucestershire reserves
by 132

Kingfisher @the Marsh Covert Hide

Posted to: Dee Estuary
by 67

Greater water boatman

Photo by Craig Mansell
Posted to: Ynys-hir
by 167


Kingfisher looking for it's next meal, taken at the Eric Morecambe. Glad to say it found a few fish...
Posted to: Leighton Moss
by 105

Great white egret

A rare sighting of a great white egret on the reserve. 15/10/11 Photo by Laurie Wright
Posted to: Ynys-hir
by 155

Long-tailed Tit side view

Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
by 64