Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dearne Valley

    Ice Cream and Sightings, 29 June.

    Hi Folks! With the forecast heatwave building nicely and some very welcome sunshine, there was a languid atmosphere today at Old Moor. Rather than bustle from hide to hide, visitors stopped to chat and the main topic was this ‘beautiful day’...
  • Mersehead

    What happens at Mersehead at 5am

    Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan of an early morning. So at 5 to 6 in the morning - an hour late - I fell out of bed, donned my beloved bobble hat and peddled up the road to the Media hide to join in this week’s Bird Ringing survey...
  • Saltholme

    Weekend Pictures, 27 June

    The dry weather continues which is good for spotting Damselflies. Lockhart saw this Common Blue on Saturday. The last two segments on the abdomen - that is segments 8 & 9 - are both blue and there is a black circle on segment 2 confirming that...
  • Otmoor

    The Black hairstreak

    Sometimes, we can all be forgiven for focusing on the birds at Otmoor, however, the site is important for a number of other things aswell... Here on Otmoor we are lucky enough to have one of Britain's rarest butterflies in resident, the Black hairstreak...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Montagu's simply stunning

    The last few say days have yet again seen some excellent birding on site especially the Montagu's pair which have just been putting on an incredible show as they rev up to feed their growing brood of young. The female during the day is at times patrolling...
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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
by 105

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
by 165

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 99

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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Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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