Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    We Want Our Hen Harriers Back - Saturday 6 August

    Our magnificent reserve has a history with British Hen Harriers with the old Silt Lagoons regularly hosting the only roost in south west Essex and London during the 1970's and 1980's (I was going to say inside the M25 but it was not even built...
  • Dearne Valley

    The Little Pictures - Sightings, 24 July

    Hi Folks! Are you a ‘Downplayer’ or an ‘Understater’? Ask people what they’ve seen on any RSPB reserve at any time of year and often they’ll start with, “Oh, not much”. Keep them talking however, and within...
  • Conwy


    The week has been book-ended by two rare species. Monday kicked off with a great white egret , only the second reserve record (and the first to plant its feet firmly on reserve mud). The size of a grey heron, it dwarfs the many little egrets feeding in...
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Clearing the Cliffs

    One of the highlights of a visit to the Mull of Galloway is experiencing the vocal and visual display of large numbers of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. Guillemots and razorbills make up the largest percentage of seabirds that breed on the Mull of...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Sixteen Hours of Magic - 22nd July 2016

    With a long Centre bound day in the offing, I decided to get into work even earlier than usual and go for a walk around the trails before tings warmed up too much. And so at about half six I started on my circuit along the river wall. I fact it was...
Latest photos
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Winter wonderland.

Posted to: The Lodge
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Resting Dragonfly

Dragonfly at RSPB Otmoor on the walk down to the hide.
Posted to: Otmoor
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Red-Backed Shrike.

A watercolour sketch of a rare visitor to Biggleswade common on a hot day in September. It was quite...
Posted to: The Lodge
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A magical merlin

One jeff prepared earlier - thanks!
Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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gannet nest building

waited a while at trouphead in fact 3 hours is normal for me just watching these amazing powerful birds...
Posted to: Troup Head
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Red Kite - another goor raptor for Wallasea

- 25th September, stood at eastern end of the wetlands and spotted a raptor coming low over the water...
Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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Waxwings in Hesketh Bank

Taken today at around 14:30pm in Poppyfields off Station Road. There were x9 birds in total and they...
Posted to: Hesketh Out Marsh
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Corn Bunting

Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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female Marsh Harrier

The same bird as my previous photo comes low past my position.
Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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Inquisitive visitor

- sometimes seals come through the breaches on high tide and this fellow was sat just off the saltmarsh...
Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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peacock butterfly

Posted to: The Lodge
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Osprey, surprise visitor

This adult Osprey was a surpise visitor, fishing on the river Roach off the eastern end of Wallasea on...
Posted to: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
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