Havergate Island is a joy to stay on in this hectic world of now-a-days. Neighbours being Brown Hares, Common Gulls and a variety of other species.
Rise with the sun and to bed by dark ... a week of wonders, each day a delight.
Always a pleasure watching birds
Really nice picture. This is standing by the volunteers huts looking towards Butley River/Boyton? Correct?
Bingo! Havergate has some lovely sunrises and sunsets. The best, in my view, are from the huts (which I refer to as Havergate City!) and from Gullery hide.
Yes I know how you feel. I lived and worked on the island for 7 years and actually started visting the island in 1973. In all those years it has changed but obviously the atmosphere never does. I no longer live in Orford and haven't seen the island for 10 years.
Fantastic shot, some of the best sunsets I have ever seen have been from the island. One February night sticks in my mind.
Glad you had a great time on the island and thanks for sharing your picture.
Aaron Howe Senior Sites ManagerSouth Suffolk RSPB Reserves
Aaron, my family sent me the recent article in the EADT. Thought it was a very good article and I wish you luck with building the new sluices. I must admit I had a hand and a lot of sweat and hard work in building most of the old ones with John and know it will not be easy for you guys to replace them. I do follow the news about Havergate as much as I can and still keep in contact with some of my old work friends as much as I can. My family still lives in Orford but I no longer live in the UK. I still watch Avocets, but they are American Avocets! I hope you do not mind me blogging you on here and would actually like to email you as I am trying to get in touch with an old friend from the RSPB.
The sluices have done the island proud! Can still make out the date marks on the top of each sluice. Im guessing your Steve? Of course I don't mind you blogging, its always great to have a link with people who have worked on the sites in the past.
The EU Life project will have its own site up and running soon outlining what I have planned for the island, but we will of course keep everyone updated via the Havergate Blog as well.
Yes indeed. Considerably warmer then than today!