Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Lakenheath Fen

    1 August recent sightings: August here we come!

    Good morning. The weather has been gradually improving all week and it’s a lovely morning here at the moment. I had a walk around the reserve on a rather gloomy Thursday morning and heard a greenshank calling as it flew over the visitor centre...
  • Dearne Valley

    The Sightings...31st July

    Hello again, it's been a glorious day at Old Moor (finally) with lots of butterflies, bees, dragonflies & insects all coming out to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few of the butterflies I saw today, what a delight! A very vibrant peacock...
  • Leighton Moss

    Dig this!

    We've been asked by some visitors recently about the lower water levels on Lilian's, Tim Jackson and Grisedale pools, as there is more mud exposed than you might normally expect in these areas. If you click on my blog from April here , then it...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    July 31st 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Spoonbill - 8 on fresh marsh Crossbill - 3 juvs in trees by Fen Hide early morning only Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh Avocet - 327 on fresh marsh Golden plover - 75 on fresh marsh Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh Red kite - 1...
  • Dee Estuary

    Friday 31st July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Little grebe family by John Hewitt Hobby - 2 flew over reserve Dunlin - 26 on scrape Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape Yellow wagtail - 2 on scrape Kingfisher - 1 flew past reception hide Black-tailed godwit - 130+ on scrape Stock...
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
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
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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...
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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...
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
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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...
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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?
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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!
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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...
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