Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Newly Hatched Chicks

    The first kittiwake chick of this year was spotted yesterday (Sunday 26th June) through the cliff mounted camera which feeds live images directly to the RSPB Visitor Centre. Kittiwake are a member of the gull family that lay two eggs in a deep cup...
  • Dearne Valley

    Gathering Wits - Sightings, 26 June

    Hi Folks! Raincoat? No, shorts. Thick jumper? Maybe just a T-shirt. I dunno. Perhaps, all of the above… just in case. This June seems to want it all! I mean yesterday some of us had hail for goodness sake. And speaking of having it all, our...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    Flaming June? Not really!

    Well it's not quite the wettest June we've had since we started recording rainfall here, (that honour currently goes to June 1997, when 184.4 mm was recorded) but it is getting close! Since Dave's blog last Sunday, not including yesterday's...
  • Bempton Cliffs

    Katherine's on the case #2

    Another update from Katherine! With the monitoring that Katherine is doing, she gets to be right in the heart of the action and so I really look forward to reading her blogs, as I'm sure you do too...
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Golden Charms

    Anyone visiting the Mull of Galloway during the summer will appreciate it is a time of colour, largely formed by the rich carpet of wildflowers and further enhanced by the diverse range of butterflies, bees and colourful beetles that abound, and of course...
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...
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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...
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