Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dee Estuary

    Wednesday 25 November 2015 - Today's highlights

    Water rail by Hazel Rothwell Hen harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed Marsh harrier - 1 hunting behind scrape Sparrowhawk - 1 over car park Black-tailed godwit - 1800+ on scrape Knot - 40+ on scrape Dunlin - 2 on scrape Ruff - 1 on...
  • Rainham Marshes

    More Wols Than You Can Shake A Stick At....

    Another mixed bag of wonderful British weather today with rain and wind followed by sunshine and a clouds with the mother of all cloud banks that was still heading south east as the sun snuck off and hid and the light fell. The wader numbers on the south...
  • Dearne Valley

    Mid Spring in November! - Sightings, 25 Nov.

    Hi Folks! Did you see that sunrise this morning? A vast fretwork of golden clouds underlit by tints of rose and red; it was enough to bring a tear to the eye - or maybe it was the chilly temperatures! One of the great things about the dark months is getting...
  • Fairburn Ings

    Surviving the floods

    Watching Fairburn Ings being engulfed by flood water always makes me a little anxious about how our wildlife can possibly survive the devastation. However, we’ve seen plenty of amazing feats at Fairburn in the past, from swans building up their...
  • Leighton Moss

    Starling mornings and nights

    Finally... they’re here! We’ve had our first wave of starlings arrive here at Leighton Moss, up to 18,000 have been counted so far and we are hoping for more. In previous years we’ve had up to 100,000! It is hoped that the onset of cold...
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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
Posted to: The Lodge
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
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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...
Posted to: The Lodge
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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?
Posted to: The Lodge
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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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