Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Islay - Blog


    Well, maybe slightly optimistic at this point, but after Thursdays inspiring count a wee check on Sunday showed a whole 26! If geese featured in a James Bond flick this is basically the opening title sequence. The wind is still coming in strong...
  • Saltholme


    At the weekend, I was walking by the Wildlife watchpoint hide when I noticed a number of moths resting on a dandelion head. These are Nettle-taps ( Anthophila fabriciana ), fairly common and widespread micromoths that fly during the day. They feed...
  • Minsmere

    Everything is (not) awesome

    On Sunday 21 September we organised a beach clean at Minsmere as part of the annual Beachwatch weekend, organised by the Marie Conservation Society (MCS). Groups of volunteers were out and about around the coasts of the UK collecting, recording and bagging...
  • Geltsdale

    Bats at Geltsdale

    Despite a quiet night for bats last night, a male Natterer’s bat , ringed at a limekiln on the reserve September 2013, was caught again last night at the same site. This is our first bat to be ‘re-trapped’ as part of this licensed, volunteer...
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    Wow! What a stag night that was!!

    As we are turning the corner into October, the red deer are hotting up for the rutting season. Competing for and defending their hinds, the stags roar at one another, which is a great way to size up other males and attract in the females. And it isn’t...
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Bath time!
Posted to: Carsington Water
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Cormorant 1

Posted to: Radipole Lake
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Posted to: Carsington Water
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FDL Long-Tail Tit.

21/02/2012 Beautiful Long-Tail Tit browsing on an old gnarly Hawthorn.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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FDL Male Wigeon.

Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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FDL Moore Lake

22/11/2012 Moore Lake about to flood again.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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FDL Moore Lake Ducks.

21/02/2012 Quackers about Ducks.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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FDL Morning Moon and early Sun around Drayton Lagoon.

06/11/2012 Poet and don't know it!
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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On way to car park.saturday lunch time.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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Frost and Teazle

Taken on the riverbank near Holywell. I love the architectural structure of these.
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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Taken at fen drayton lakes sunday 21/10/12.stands about 12inchs tall.taken by Barry Starling.member No...
Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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Mating No2

Posted to: Fen Drayton Lakes
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