Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dee Estuary

    Monday 31 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Cormorant by John Hewitt Marsh harrier - 3 together hunting behind scrape Sparrowhawk - 1 on island on scrape Ruff - 20+ on scrape Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape Greenshank - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide Black-tailed godwit...
  • Dearne Valley

    Threes - Sightings, 31 Aug.

    Hi Folks! Crikey, it’s a busy blog today so I shall get right to it but first I just have to thank Jenny Gray for going the extra mile in response a question I raised in yesterday’s blog. As an aside I asked what the collective noun for kingfishers...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    Keeping the flies at bay

    Each spring and late summer we treat our sheep to prevent a particularly nasty condition called 'fly strike'. The green bottle fly ( Lucilia sericata) lay their eggs in the wool of sheep and when the maggots hatch they have a ready food source...
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    Where has the summer gone?

    August: the hottest month of the year, the height of summer. Yeah right. So we may not have had the greatest summer this year (and certainly not at Coombes) but that doesn’t mean there’s not still a lot to appreciate. Even in August (the...
  • Minsmere

    A soggy end to summer

    It seems that as far as the weather was concerned I picked the right week to leave the country, as while I was enjoying (some) sun in central France, the UK was experiencing somewhat variable, and at times very wet weather. And in typical Bank Holiday...
Latest photos
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Little Egret

Took this photo of a Little Egret at Cliffe Pools (9/8/10)
Posted to: Cliffe Pools
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Male Tufted Duck

Taken at Newport Wetlands RSPB reserve. Canon EOS 50D, Cosina 100-400 Lens
Posted to: Newport Wetlands
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Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine Falcon resting.
Posted to: Pulborough Brooks
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Male Migrant Hawker

One for Penny Bun Migrant Hawker seen today (18th) Old Moor near Field Pool Hide
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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taken on the longdendale trail near Hadfield
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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I've got my eye on you

Lovely afternoon for fishing at Old Moor
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Waxwing taken 18th Jan 2011 just outside the gate.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Wren in the reedbeds

Very quiet in the reedbeds yesterday but this little critter obliged by the reedbed screen
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Female Reed Bunting

Female Reed Bunting on reeds at Newport Wetlands
Posted to: Newport Wetlands
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Drake Teal

All the duck are especially smart at this time of year. Russ Sherriff took this image of a male Teal...
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Gold Finch

Taken in the hawthorn near the visitor centre
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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