Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Saltholme

    Fish on the Menu

    There is still a lot of activity with the common terns, with many adults flying with fish in their beaks to feed their young. The little egrets are busy feeding themselves, and Lockhart caught this one at Wildlife Watchpoint hide yesterday. ...
  • Dearne Valley

    L.B.J.T. - Sightings, 2 August.

    Hi folks! It was another warm and beautifully sunny one and, as ever, there was much to seen in and around Old Moor today. I started off in the Bittern Hide where I watched the pair of great crested grebes and their two offspring. All of a sudden,...
  • Minsmere

    Hummingbird steals the show

    As is often the case in August, the buddleia bushes outside the visitor centre have been the centre of attention for much of the afternoon. There's been a great range of butterflies, including several painted ladies and commas as well as the more...
  • Dee Estuary

    Sunday 2nd August 2015 - Todays highlights

    Peacock butterfly by John Hewitt Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape Ruff - 3 on scrape Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape Snipe - 3 on scrape Dunlin - 25 on scrape Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape Green woodpecker - 2 around Mere pools...
  • Charlie's Blacktoft Blog

    Waders on top form for August but so much more to see

    Wow, the waders are just amazing at the moment with at least 16 species this weekend and some good numbers too with spotted redshank jumping to 25 adults and ruff to 18 with the arrival of the first juveniles. What's so good at the moment are the...
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
Posted to: The Lodge
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
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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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