Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • 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...
  • Leighton Moss

    Easter in the reedbed

    The chicks are cheeping, the rabbits are roaming – it can only be Easter weekend! To mark the festivities we celebrated with an egg-cellent (ahem) Birdsong for Beginners event. The fabulous Andy Chapman and three enthusiastic volunteers were...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Easter Weekend wildlife highlights (so far)

    Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are all well. Other the last couple of days we've had some lovely wildlife sightings that I wanted to share with you. We've had some lovely views of waders such as: redshank , greenshank , oystercatcher...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Barn owls come out to play!

    Last night the barn owls were really good value up at Ousefleet hide and along side of the reserve, and unlike the past few months hunted and showed themselves well before the light had faded. I even had a nice female sat on the fence just as you come...
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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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