Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Mersehead

    Secrets of Mersehead

    Mersehead is full of secret spots and great hideaways where you can relax, take a breath and really get close to the wildlife. Today we’re discussing a not so secret one; we’re taking a closer look at the Bird Feeders in the Visitor Centre...
  • Fairburn Ings

    A Special Guest...and other Recent Sightings

    We've had a very special visitor causing quite a stir this week at Fairburn – if you've visited us in the past week or so you may have heard us all talking about our guest or you may even have had the chance to see it for yourself! I even...
  • Conwy

    Tiny chicks and tiny eels

    It's been a week of hatchings at the reserve, with our great crested grebes hatching two tiny, stripy chicks from their nest near the Coffee Shop on Monday, swiftly followed by three mute swan cygnets - keep a look out for them on the Shallow Lagoon...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Fluffy families...

    The Dragonfly Pool Mute Swan family have moved to the MDZ and although they have lost two chicks over the last two days I suspect that things will now settle down. Both chicks have died overnight at the roost site below the Kingfisher bank and I think...
  • Campfield Marsh

    Early May - BTGs, Sedges, Buff-tails, Roe Deer . . .

    2nd May. A fine bright early morning with a cold westerly wind. Rain set in about 1.30pm. There were still Barnacles on the Solway! Several skeins of about 30 each flew west along the saltmarsh about 5.50pm. A Song Thrush's melodious tones could...
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...
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
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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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