Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Getting the bug – Sightings, 20 April

    Hi Folks! I missed you yesterday. Sorry about that and I may only say in my defence that it was a family do. So tonight, by way of an apology, I shall update you with both the salient points of yesterday’s sightings and the news from today. So...
  • Minsmere

    An unexpected bonus

    Yesterday was a red letter day for me in many ways. I had a rare full day birdwatching, saw my earliest ever swift, and found the rarest bird I've actually found for myself at Minsmere - and that's on my day off! I usually only manage to have...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    April 20th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Brambling - female on feeders Little ringed plover - 1 on fresh marsh Bittern - booming male in reedbed Grasshopper warbler - 1 reeling and showing in small willow bushes by viewing screen on East Trail this afternoon Garden warbler - 1st...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    A bird in the bush

    And on the mud, in the reedbeds, on the lagoons in fact birds just about everywhere at the moment! Its certainly fast becoming one of the best Aprils I can remember with so much to see on site and seemingly something new in every day. And maybe its not...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Coldharbour Lane Closure 26 April

    Hi everyone, how are you? Just so that you know both lanes of Coldharbour Lane will be closed on Sunday 26 April 2015 from 7 am-2 pm . Last November a tipper lorry came into contact with the Port of London Authority’s pipe bridge over...
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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