Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rainham Marshes

    Fiesty little fellas!

    Little Grebes are stroppy at the best of times and they get very territorial over their little patch of water be it in ditch, pool or lake. They will defend it against any other intruding Little Grebes and a full on fight is not usual. Tony Orwell...
  • Rainham Marshes

    A very Good Friday

    Evening all... and a Good Friday it was too.... Paul Hawkins found a Red Kite over Purfleet Scrape at about 1040..... I managed to get everyone onto it and then picked up an Osprey even higher on the same thermal along with two Cormorants..... With Buzzard...
  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 12th-18th April 2014

    Hi, In a week dominated by glorious sunshine and blue skies the wildlife excelled itself with the arrival of Pied Flycatchers being my personal highlight. The first flycatchers were sighted from the Centenary Hide on 13 th April and as the week progressed...
  • Islay - Blog

    A first for the year.

    We ran our first moth trap of the year here at the Oa this week - it's taken until mid April to get a night calm enough to make it worthwhile. In the event, it was slim pickings, as we only caught 2 moths, both the same species. Here she is, going...
  • Dungeness

    Booming bittern and marsh harrier displaying

    Today bittern were heard booming across the reserve from both ARC and Denge Marsh. Marsh harriers getting ready for the breeding season were exciting visitors at Denge Marsh with their food passing displays. Other sightings included four black-necked...
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I've got my eye on you

Lovely afternoon for fishing at Old Moor
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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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robin

taken on the longdendale trail near Hadfield
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Waxwing

Waxwing taken 18th Jan 2011 just outside the gate.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Waxwing

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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Whitethroat

Very obliging little chap, singing just outside the visitor centre.
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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Jay

Spotted this near my home
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Lady Bird

Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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