Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley


    Hello, the sightings are once again taken solely from the Barnsley Birders via twitter. 26 whooper swans were on Old Moor yesterday and today there has been one at Old Moor and one at Wombwell. Whooper swans are mainly winter visitors from Iceland...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Beardies going bananas

    I don't think I 've ever seen the bearded tits so excited as I did this morning when they were again trying to erupt en mass . Lots of small, medium and large parties were all present in the reedbed at Ousefleet again but one flock of about forty...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    October 23rd 2014 - Today's highlights

    Sorry for the last of updates recently but we have been without internet access for the last 7 days! Whooper swan - 1 flew in off the sea early morning and headed inland Richards pipit - 1 west along beach at 8am and dropped into the dunes but no...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Wennington works - going with a bang!

    Yesterday I blogged about the works that are going on over on Wennington - creating a series of new shallow scrapes and drains across the marsh that would considerable enhance the marsh for wildlife... Well since then things have been going with...
  • Hayle Estuary

    Thank goodness for hurricanes... least as far as birdwatchers are concerned! The one this week, “Hurricane Gonzalo” brought a North American Lesser Yellowlegs to our Hayle Estuary nature reserve on Tuesday – and a busload of admirers, some of whom were still there...
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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