Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Saltholme

    Saturday Photos 22 November

    After a poor start the sun came out and we have had a lovely autumn day. I spent a little time in Paddy's Pool hide where Lockhart had his 'scope trained on a Merlin perched on one of its favourite posts. It was a little too far, and too misty...
  • Dearne Valley

    Saturday the 22nd & the Sightings

    Hello, I spent a couple of hours at Old Moor this afternoon and for the last hour the sun was out giving everything a lovely glow around the reserve. My highlight today was a few magical minutes spent watching a weasel (small, brown tail) on Green...
  • Minsmere

    You never know what you'll see

    The saying couldn't be more true this week as a couple of surprise sightings have kept staff and visitors on their toes, and our regular species have competed for their share of the action. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a stunning drake eider...
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    Breagha and Millie update

    Just a quick update on Breagha and Millicent. They have just continued what they have been doing over the last several weeks. Both birds appear to be well and continue to travel around their small adopted territories in W Africa.
  • Rainham Marshes

    Warming up for some last minute hunting

    With such generally mild conditions it is not overly surprising that there are still some Common Darters to be seen out on the trails along with the odd Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and even a Holly Blue! Thanks to David Hicks for the shots...
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...
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...
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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?
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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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