Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Langford Lowfields

    Latest WeBS....

    It was WeBS time again this week and volunteers Stuart and Roger kindly conducted the survey this month. It's getting quieter on the wildfowl front at this time of year, but the presence of breeding waders (and of course the chance of something good...
  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Common or Rare?

    Depending on your location certain birds that are considered nationally common could be classed as locally rare. The lack of certain species is usually down to the lack of suitable habitat, whether for breeding in the summer or feeding during the winter...
  • Dearne Valley


    Hello, there's been a whimbrel at Old Moor today. It's been there all day, or at least it was until I left which was about 4pm. It was asleep or just sitting/standing quietly for quite a chunk of today and then mid-afternoon it woke up and started...
  • Rainham Marshes

    The Delights of Dawn

    Hello everyone, how are you? Singing white throat by Michael Franklin There is nothing like hearing birds in full song in the morning! Did you know you can join us, before usual opening hours, to explore the reserve and enjoy the magic...
  • Rainham Marshes

    What's been about - 25 April 2015

    Afternoon! How are you today? I'm back, I wrote a blog earlier talking about some of the smaller reserve creatures, but I wanted to tell you some of the others... Stunning reserve picture by Jo Collins There's been all sorts...
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
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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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!
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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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