Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Newport Wetlands

    Recent sightings 22.07 to 28.07

    Just a quick update on the sightings from last week: A bittern was spotted on Wednesday of last week, briefly in flight between the lagoon in front of the hide, and the lagoon at the “dead end” in the copse. It was only reported on this...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings Monday 28th July

    Apologies for the slight delay in posting the sightings today but I was waiting for a positive ID on this fantastic water stick insect that was found by one of our younger visitors from the pond dipping platform today. Rumer and Cara Sanderson found...
  • Middleton Lakes

    Volunteering intern opportunity

    Do you want to develop a career in conservation? Do you want to become part of a team at two of the Midlands most exciting reserves? Well if so, we have the opportunity for you! We are looking for a volunteer intern to join our small team at Middleton...
  • Islay - Blog


    The fine weather of last week gave us a bumper night with our moth trap on Friday at the Oa - nearly 300 moths of over 40 different species. Although this pales in comparison with some of the catches routinely made in other parts of the country at this...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    July 28th 2014 - Today's highlights

    WOW, what a day!!! Long tailed skua - the adult bird from Saturday turned up again this afternoon but mobile over the saltmarsh, beach and lagoons Spotted crake - 1 adult along reed edge viewed from the path to Island Hide and from the hide adult...
Latest photos
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Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine Falcon resting.
Posted to: Pulborough Brooks
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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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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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Very obliging little chap, singing just outside the visitor centre.
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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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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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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Marsh Frog

Taken on 14th April 2011 at the "Take Five" pool.
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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Hoopoe 4th April

I think that this was the fourth Hoopoe for the reserve. It showed very well for a couple of hours and...
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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