Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 23rd - 29th April

    The wildlife at Mersehead has been braving this week’s bizarre weather and even flourishing despite it. Bluebells are out in the woodland and young are emerging. Nine mallard ducklings can be seen from the visitor centre. We hope it won’t...
  • Mersehead Artist in Residency

    My first full day here had fallen on a Sunday. I remember it well. It had consisted mainly of horizons; the Solway was all sky and water and shifting light. The week’s work still lay ahead of me, and I had no idea what to expect. I’d gone...
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 16th – 22nd April

    The first round of wildfowl and wader surveys have been completed this week. Initial surveys are looking good with 28 lapwing and 5 oystercatcher recorded at Mersehead. A pair of redshank have been seen displaying in the wetland field directly in front...
  • “Why are you here?”

    When the above question was put to me last Saturday night over a particularly tricky jigsaw, I had just finished explaining to my companions that my background is not in ornithology, zoology, conservation, or indeed any of the scientific disciplines one...
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 9th - 15th April

    The warmth and sun of the past weekend didn’t only draw us into the open, but also many of Mersehead’s residents. Our trusty hen harrier was certainly making the most of it, as was an otter . With its blooming flowers, the Sulwarth Garden...
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