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Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dearne Valley

    Ice Cream and Sightings, 29 June.

    Hi Folks! With the forecast heatwave building nicely and some very welcome sunshine, there was a languid atmosphere today at Old Moor. Rather than bustle from hide to hide, visitors stopped to chat and the main topic was this ‘beautiful day’...
  • Mersehead

    What happens at Mersehead at 5am

    Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan of an early morning. So at 5 to 6 in the morning - an hour late - I fell out of bed, donned my beloved bobble hat and peddled up the road to the Media hide to join in this week’s Bird Ringing survey...
  • Saltholme

    Weekend Pictures, 27 June

    The dry weather continues which is good for spotting Damselflies. Lockhart saw this Common Blue on Saturday. The last two segments on the abdomen - that is segments 8 & 9 - are both blue and there is a black circle on segment 2 confirming that...
  • Otmoor

    The Black hairstreak

    Sometimes, we can all be forgiven for focusing on the birds at Otmoor, however, the site is important for a number of other things aswell... Here on Otmoor we are lucky enough to have one of Britain's rarest butterflies in resident, the Black hairstreak...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    Montagu's simply stunning

    The last few say days have yet again seen some excellent birding on site especially the Montagu's pair which have just been putting on an incredible show as they rev up to feed their growing brood of young. The female during the day is at times patrolling...
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It Ain't Just Me Making All That Racket!!

Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Caught ...

Ruby tailed wasp going bum first into a solitary bee den....
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Tail view!

This photo shows the tail of the tiny vole photo I posted on Friday....it seems quite long. As I said...
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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early bird kingfisher

Kingfisher @ the drewer hide 4.18am 27/6/15
Posted to: Fowlmere
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Little Egret at Minsmere

A Little Egret in the rain taken from the East Hide.
Posted to: Minsmere
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Red Legged Partridge

A Red Legged Partridge outside the Cafe at Minsmere.
Posted to: Minsmere
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Great White Ham Wall

Posted to: Ham Wall
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Blue-tailed Damselfly

A Blue-tailed Damselfly resting
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Redshank

A Redshank taken from the South Hide.
Posted to: Minsmere
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Little Ringed Plover

A Little Ringed Plover taken from the South Hide.
Posted to: Minsmere
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'Ratty' the Water Vole

Managed to get this photo of 'Ratty' under the boardwalk at the pond on Monday 22nd June 2015
Posted to: Minsmere
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FDL Common Lizard's

27/09/2012 Ferry Lagoon.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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