Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dearne Valley

    Brrr...Sightings - 3rd September

    Hello, still continuing with the 'three's' theme my title has 3 'r's' in it, brrr...chilly! No visit again for me to Old Moor today so the sightings are from the book. We still have the great white egret in the Dearne Valley...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    September 3rd 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    I can't believe I was birding the Grand Canyon two days ago but its back to the day job today! Despite it being cold and cloudy, its good to be back on the reserve. Spoonbill - at least 20 birds around the reserve today including a colour ringed...
  • Minsmere

    It was raining birds 50 years ago today

    What happened at Minsmere on 3 September 1965 has gone down in history as one of the most remarkable ornithological events ever in the UK. I wasn’t even alive then, and can hardly imagine the enormity of what actually happened, but I do know that...
  • Charlie's Blacktoft Blog

    Migration rules the nation

    The change over from August to Septembers seems to have been a time of all change for us here too down on the Sands with the reserve receiving a good dollop of water from the recent high tides and also a discernible step change in the UK's migrants...
  • Loch of Strathbeg

    Autumn Begins!

    The black stork stayed around until almost the end of the month and the great white egret was definitely still here on 30 Aug. The autumn migration seems to have got well under way with falls of migrants all along the east coast – over the last...
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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
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Bee on purple flower

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

Snip taken from a view of the nest
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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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