Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    Into the wild: The new extended woodcock trail

    This year Coombes Valley has grown deeper. If you haven’t visited in recent months - where have you been?! There is so much more to explore. The woodcock bench - once an abrupt, albeit picturesque, end to the trails is now a place to stop...
  • Minsmere

    An avian Watford Gap

    There's a real feeling of autumn arriving at Minsmere now, despite weather forecasts for another warm spell arriving. It was cool and breezy for my lunchtime walk today, with a hint of drizzle in the air, but all around were signs that migration is...
  • Leighton Moss

    It's all going on

    Sightings have been superb over the past few days! There has been a lot of otter action on Lilian's pool with the dog (male) seen as well a couple of older young otters. The female and her younger cubs have been out and about too. There have also...
  • Langford Lowfields

    A quick sightings update....

    Just a quick one for this afternoon to update you all on our sightings for this week.... Greenshank are vocal and active across the site this week, with two birds around. They can be seen from the visitor trails as well as heard from further afield...
  • Fairburn Ings

    Wing tags and glad rags

    There has been an interesting recent sighting of a juvenile marsh harrier with green wing tags at Fairburn Ings. It is a juvenile male from Cantley in Norfolk. The British Trust of Ornithology (BTO) tagged him on the 1 st July this year; he was one in...
Latest photos
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Female Reed Bunting

Female Reed Bunting on reeds at Newport Wetlands
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Bearded Tit

Photo taken at RSPB Lakenheath Fen on 25th October 2010.
Posted to: Lakenheath Fen
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Adult Kingfisher

Posted to: Rye Meads
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Adult male kingfisher in Flight

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Blackcap female

I finally managed to photograph a female Blackcap! Just outside the Kingfisher Hide. Talk about skittish...
Posted to: Rye Meads
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This is a picture of the bittern (wow!) at Rye Meads. This was taken at the Kingfisher hide on Saturday...
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bittern from the hide 08/3/11
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Common Snipe

There were around 5 or 6 Snipe milling around the Tern Hide on the left hand side. It was quite funny...
Posted to: Rye Meads
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Emperor Dragonfly

Wanted to get a picture of the hobby catching these guys, settled on taking pictures of the stunning...
Posted to: Newport Wetlands
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Taken on the way to the Warbler Hide.
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diving super star

The star of the show in my opinion and well worth the long drive from christchurch again. Taken 10th...
Posted to: Rye Meads
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