Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Islay - Blog

    Golden eagle, The Oa

    Regular followers of this blog (hi mum) will know of Dave's tragicomic attempts to get a decent Golden eagle photo. Well, this was out on the Oa reserve very early on Tuesday morning as we finished our first round of Black guillemot surveys. I came...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    A cracking month continues!

    After Mike's excellent blog and Black tern pictures yesterday I thought I wasn't going to have to do report until the weekend but this mornings birding extravaganza here on the Sands certainly put paid to that thought! Superb is the only way...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings - Thursday 17th April

    Brrr! It's a bit chillier today but nevertheless we still had plenty of visitors on site and many children had their first taste of birdwatching in the Family Hide with our fantastic volunteers Chris and Bob. So, what was around for them to see...
  • Gloucestershire reserves

    Summer migrants arrive

    The settled weather over recent weeks has resulted in a good number of summer migrants turning up a little earlier than usual. The first Pied Flycatcher was found in the Lower Hide area at Nagshead on April 10th, followed by two singing Redstarts in Russell's...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Will Good Friday be as good?

    Given the fact that I have not really been out on the reserve today, I have managed to catch up with quite a few good birds.... A shout from Andrew G for Spoonbill over the car park was eagerly greeted as this black tipped immature bird spiralled fast...
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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