Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Ready for the next generation...

    Our beautiful Wasp Spiders are nearly 'over' for another year and 2014 has been our best year ever with over 200 individuals being recorded on the trails. Once they have laid their eggs, the female spins a cocoon around her precious ball. She...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    A Varied Day

    No two days are ever the same out here. There were no visitors today due to a stiff northerly meaning the boat could not run but we were far from idle! In fact it turned into a very varied day...... We began by getting the sheep in. With this continued...
  • Leighton Moss

    Our most regal of residents

    With the exciting news that BBC Autumnwatch has chosen to return to Leighton Moss for a second series (Tuesday 28-Friday 31 October, BBC 2, 8 pm), I thought it was only right that this week's 50th anniversary blog was about some of our autumnal stars...
  • Minsmere

    Great white alert

    A great white was found at Minsmere this afternoon. There's nothing to worry about though as it wasn't a shark. No, our great white is an egret. A beautiful bird it is too. Great white egrets remain rare visitors in the UK, though their numbers...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Little and large

    We have had three Ruff out on the pools over the last few days and they nicely show the size difference between males and females. The two males are large and leggy and are probably a bit bigger than a Redshank while the juvenile female is a dinky little...
Latest photos
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Kingfisher, male.

The dive, new Bittern hide shot.
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another marshy in the same gloom

Posted to: Blacktoft Sands
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marshie in the gloom

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Male Bearded Tit from Island Mere hide

Posted to: Minsmere
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After the rain

I had only just got to Wath Ings and the heavens opened. Afterwards, without a breath of wind, the reflections...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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anyone know what fly this is

photo in my garden
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Hello Darling o go on then

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Hello Darling do you fancy me

taken in my garden
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Hovering Kingfisher.

I hope the sun shines on Old Moor this weekend and the kids and visitors get to see a Kingfisher Hovering...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Wryneck Version 2

Another version of the Wryneck passing through Minsmere in September 2014.
Posted to: Minsmere
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Wryneck Minsmere September 2014

A rarely seen Wryneck on its Migration to South Africa via Minsmere.
Posted to: Minsmere
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Underneath!

This snail was climbing up our patio door in Darfield this evening showing the underside and also, an...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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