Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Beckingham Marshes

    Follow Chris Packham's Maltese crusade

    I picked the following up from Nick Brown on the Derbyshire Natural History Yahoo Group: 'Chris Packham is frustrated by the fact that no UK TV company or channel will either make or broadcast what goes on in Malta each spring (and autumn) as thousands...
  • Beckingham Marshes

    Derick's sightings

    Thanks to Volunteer Warden Derick Evans for some great sightings from the reserve this morning. I think the early bird(er) definitely caught the worm this morning! At 06.00: Tree Sparrow 32 Yellow Wagtail 4 Whimbrel 1 Curlew 1 Greenshank...
  • Cliffe Pools

    Recent sightings

    On bank holiday Monday 1 widgeon, 1 grey partridge, 1 hobby, 60 Mediteranean gull and 1 wheatear were reported at Cliffe Pools, along with the calling of a cuckoo. Information kindly provided by KOS. You can visit their website to see all other local...
  • Northward Hill

    Nightingales at Northward Hill

    On bank holiday Monday 4 Nightingale were seen at Northward Hill Reserve, along with 2 sparrowhawk, 2 buzzard, 1 kestrel, 1 hobby, 4 avocet, 1 black-tailed godwit, 10 Mediteranean gull, 2 cuckoo, 3 wheatear and 4 ring ouzel. On the same day, close to...
  • Langford Lowfields

    WeBS and wagtails

    Yesterday Paul and I conducted the monthly WeBS count. It’s getting quieter now, as the majority of winter wildfowl have moved off, with wigeon , goldeneye and whooper swan gone now. However there are a few pintail , teal , pochard and shoveler...
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...
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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...
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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