Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Drizzle and Dunlin - Sightings, 18 Dec

    Hi Folks! Yes, that was a surprise wasn’t it? There you were expecting the lovely Nicola and this ne’er-do-well turns up! Sadly, Nicola is feeling pretty crook at the moment so you’re stuck with me. I hope you’ll join me in wishing...
  • Minsmere

    Counting down

    It's an exciting time in our household, as in many around the country, as we count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars are opened to reveal festive pictures, chocolates, or in our case little Lego toys that will make a lovely Christmas...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    18 December recent sightings: Twas a week before Christmas!

    It’s my last day in the office before Christmas so here are some recent sightings from the last couple of days along with some information about our Christmas opening times. I will start of with another picture from Monday followed by some exciting...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Birds eye view of Rainham

    Morning! Earlier in the week Howard posted a blog about the Drone'coptor that we had over the reserve the other day (if you missed it check it out here )... Well let me remind you... On Saturday 13 December our lovely Warden Nicole headed...
  • Dearne Valley

    On the Rails - Sightings 17 Dec.

    Evening folks. Brilliant sightings from yesterday I’m sure you’ll agree but today, well, that was another matter and the book seems a bit sparse. ...Well, if truth be told, it’s non-existent. So, in true Old Moor style, I shall compile...
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
Posted to: The Lodge
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
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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...
Posted to: The Lodge
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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...
Posted to: The Lodge
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
Posted to: The Lodge
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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...
Posted to: The Lodge
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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?
Posted to: The Lodge
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Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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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...
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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