Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • 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...
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 2nd – 8th April

    This morning we started our monitoring work by going out and completing a territory mapping survey of the reedbed. The first survey of the reedbed is always fairly quiet as migrants such as sedge and reed warbler have not arrived yet. We did however,...
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 26th March – 1st April

    Back from a week’s holiday, the first thing I noticed about Mersehead was the presence of some additional wildflowers. In the woodland, the tiny moschatel can be seen all the way along the side of the footpath to Meida hide. Moschatel is also known...
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