Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • Recent sightings 21st-27th May

    A highlight of the week has been the lapwing chick count. There’s now a minimum of 41 chicks, ranging from newly-hatched to nearly-fledging. There are probably more lurking in the longer vegetation. They’re not the only youngsters. Owls...
  • Egretta garzetta, or the little egret.

    Two thousand, five hundred and ninety-one, twenty point eight-nine gigabytes: roughly the equivalent of eighty-two rolls of film. This is the number of photographs I took in the course of my residency at Mersehead. In my work I will use maybe one tenth...
  • What’s about 14th - 20th May 2016

    What’s about 14 th - 20 th May 2016 With 29 lapwing pairs counted across the site, chicks continue to be seen across the reserve, although somewhat harder to spot as the grasses sedges and rushes have shot up in growth very fast in the last week...
  • Recent Sightings 7th – 13th May

    It’s been a fruitful week! Our wader surveys have been going well, with 29 lapwing pairs counted. That’s up on last year’s 21 pairs. Not one, not two, but nine lapwing chicks have been spotted, scuttling about between grass tussocks...
  • Camera Obscura

    “Ae dreary, windy, winter night, The stars shot down wi’ sklentin light, Wi’ you, mysel’ I gat a fright.” - Robert Burns, Address to the Deil (1785) The first Saturday after I arrived at Mersehead, I made the...
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