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Welcome to the Havergate community group. Havergate is a magical place, Suffolk’s only island! The reserve is nestled within the Alde & Ore estuary and is well known for its year round bird spectacle.
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C Monika Koch
The arrival of the first sunny spring days on the Suffolk Coast miraculously coincided with our first long event weekend in 2013. Our visitors on Saturday still felt some of the cold wind from the weeks of bitterly cold weather, which had made life so hard for wildlife in Britain and beyond, but on...
16 Apr 2013
It’s been a fairly quiet time on Havergate. However, that’s not to say the island has been standing still. Aside from the changeable weather, which has at times been wet, mild, cold, snowing and windy with all the above. We have managed to fit in a couple of visitor events with highlights...
11 Feb 2013
Here as promised is a collection of videos from the island. Little Stint on Havergate, courtesy of David Fairhurst, Nov 2011 Definately an unsual record for Havergate in November but in a county contact they do overwinter. Having overwintered in other estuaries in the past 20 years or so. Little...
29 Nov 2011
Whats a going on?
I appreciate that for some not being able to visit Havergate is a source of tremendous frustration, so I will do my best to bring some kind of flavour of what's going on, on the island at the moment. Currently Havergate island is undergoing the biggest change of a generation with both lagoons...
23 Nov 2011
This will be the October storms final mission.
So, after 23 years of service the October Storm is being retired. Well, not retired but definitely overhauled. It’s been 23 years of faithful service she has seen storm surges to glorious sunny days, a succession of different skippers and ferried out what must be well in to the 1000’s...
24 Nov 2010
Avocets breeding on Cottage flood
29 May 2010
Can you see the common gull?
29 May 2010
The common gull colony
29 May 2010
Canada goose on reflection
Courtesy of Richard Straton
3 May 2010
Three days and Three nights on Havergate
So, after waving good bye to the first residential volunteers last week, I decided to take myself out and spend three days and nights alone on Havergate Island. This is useful in terms of thinking about what needs to be done on the island not only by myself but also by the incredibly helpful volunteers...
30 Apr 2010
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