Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Saltholme

    Saturday Photos 22 November

    After a poor start the sun came out and we have had a lovely autumn day. I spent a little time in Paddy's Pool hide where Lockhart had his 'scope trained on a Merlin perched on one of its favourite posts. It was a little too far, and too misty...
  • Dearne Valley

    Saturday the 22nd & the Sightings

    Hello, I spent a couple of hours at Old Moor this afternoon and for the last hour the sun was out giving everything a lovely glow around the reserve. My highlight today was a few magical minutes spent watching a weasel (small, brown tail) on Green...
  • Minsmere

    You never know what you'll see

    The saying couldn't be more true this week as a couple of surprise sightings have kept staff and visitors on their toes, and our regular species have competed for their share of the action. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a stunning drake eider...
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    Breagha and Millie update

    Just a quick update on Breagha and Millicent. They have just continued what they have been doing over the last several weeks. Both birds appear to be well and continue to travel around their small adopted territories in W Africa.
  • Rainham Marshes

    Warming up for some last minute hunting

    With such generally mild conditions it is not overly surprising that there are still some Common Darters to be seen out on the trails along with the odd Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and even a Holly Blue! Thanks to David Hicks for the shots...
Latest photos
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another one of them pipets ?????

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pipet ?????

feel free to fully identofy
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Stonechat taken on New Lane 22 Nov 2014
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Hen Harrier

This female was taken on the morning of the 21st of November from the main visitors center at Burton...
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Perky Great Tit

One of many in the Bird Garden this morning.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Who are you looking at?!

In the Bird Garden this morning.
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How many swans?

These two were on the lake behind the Reedbed Hide. in the low light, they rather merged into one - one...
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Last apple...

This caught my eye today, but do you know where it is on the reserve? Surprised me.
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Goldeneye Female

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Goldeneye Male on Wader Scrape

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Golden Plover, Lapwing and Dunlin on Wath Ings

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Male Kingfisher.

A bright sight on a dull day, wath ings today 20/11/14 15.00 hrs.
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