Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Hayle Estuary

    Cornwall Reserves: Flowers in the rain

    There is an irony that a bird I used to chase out of the garden when I was a young boy, lest it gobble up the goldfish and shubunkins, now has me skulking around the reserve in trepidation of disturbing it. Ardea cinera , more commonly known as the...
  • Dearne Valley

    Red-Necked Grebe!

    Hello! The exciting news from Old Moor today is that a red-necked grebe arrived on the Mere. The last time we had a visit from a red-necked grebe was in 1995! From Tom Hibber t via Twitter we have the following quote - ' I think extent of yellow...
  • Dee Estuary

    Friday 5 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Water rail by Clive Hill Short-eared owl - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point Peregrine - 1 over scrape Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape Ruff - 5 on scrape Dunlin - 30+ on scrape Curlew - 10+ on scrape...
  • The Lodge

    Brambling flock increasing

    A quick update on the last email from earlier today - there's now over 100 bramblings around Sandy heath, Sandy Ridge and the Gatehouse generally. These birds are with flocks of yellowhammers, redpolls, siskin and reed buntings, along with the more...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    5 February Recent Sightings – Cranes everywhere!

    Well, maybe not quite everywhere but it certainly felt like it yesterday afternoon when we were watching 11 cranes flying around the reserve, making a racket with their distinctive bugalling calls! Thursday, as ever, was work party day and we were...
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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