Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Autumnal feel

    The Spotted Flycatchers were still around yesterday and Tom Bell stalked them to get some good shots as they fed in the ever dwindling Horse Chestnut canopy. It is just a pity that we now have to wait until the autumn months to get such views of this...
  • RSPB Hodbarrow

    A glimpse of the past - Hodbarrow guided walk: 24th August

    On Sunday 17th Chris Lloyd-Rogers and I were lucky enough to have a walk around Hodbarrow with Stephe Cove who has researched the site for many years. We were getting our ducks in a row (sorry - not a good tern of phrase ;-) for the guided walk this...
  • Dearne Valley

    Another Kingfisher-tastic Day!

    Hello, it's been another wonderful day for kingfisher sightings at Old Moor, mainly the reedbeds but they've also been seen from Wath Ings, the Wader Scrape and the Family Hide today. Reedbeds kingfisher sightings; 1) From the bittern hide...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    August 20th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Spoonbill - 18 on fresh marsh this afternoon Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh Green sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh Turtle dove - 1 over East Trail Peregrine - 1 hunting over the fresh marsh this morning Bullfinch - pair near Fen Hide this...
  • Islay - Blog

    Landscape of Change

    Silage time has come again at Gruinart - we cut late every year, after the 1st August, to allow for the late breeding corncrakes to make full use of the crop as cover for young chicks as well as a safe area to feed. This from early Monday morning...
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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