Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Boom Boom Boom – Sightings 26 Jan.

    Hi Folks! The title? No, not Private Baldrick’s attempt at war poetry nor the catch phrase of a famous puppet (whatever happened to Basil? He must be the oldest fox in show business by now). No, my title comes from a cracking day at Old Moor . Yes...
  • Strumpshaw Fen and the Broads

    Recent sightings 26 January

    Although distant, the orange legs and bill of the bean goose stand out amongst the pink feet The famous four are still being seen at Strumpshaw bearded tit, marsh harrier, otter, bittern, although the only one of the four which is appearing regularly...
  • Crook of Baldoon

    January Post

    Well another year is here and with the harvest of the willow last September things are starting to move along planning has gone through and we have started to put drainage lines in to clear large pools of water so the contractor can get in as soon as...
  • Arne

    Recent Arne Sightings

    We had a nice busy weekend here at Arne for the Big Garden Birdwatch, and we'll have some pictures of what went on posted here soon! We've also been having some fantastic wildlife sightings with male and female hen harriers being reported almost...
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    Millie Makes a Move

    The osprey season is fast approaching and it won’t be long before we start hearing reports of ospreys in France and south England as they head back to their breeding grounds. There is one osprey in particular whose movements we all have our eye...
Latest photos
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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
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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
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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
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Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
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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
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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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