Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • The natterjacks are back

    The Natterjack toads are back! After a long, comfy snooze in the sand dunes where they hibernate throughout the winter they returned to making a racket all through the night, announcing their arrival with a firm chorus of croaking! Why have they returned...
  • Are You Coming or Going?

    It’s that time of year when many birds are starting to arrive in the UK, from Southern Europe and Africa, to set up home while those wintering here are thinking about heading north to Greenland, Iceland and Northern Europe. For the next few weeks...
  • There be coot aboot!

    Coot:: Photo credit - Gavin Chambers Two coots have recently been spotted on the water out from the Meida hide. These small water birds may not seem the most likely creatures to get excited about, however coots have not been recorded here at Mersehead...
  • Recent sightings 07/03/2015

    As we enter into a new season with all the changes that come with it, such as species that have been hibernating over winter slowly awakening, winter visitors preparing to move northwards , early summer migrants eagerly awaited, spring flowers beginning...
  • Recent sightings 01/03/2015

    Sightings this week include the usual mixture of blackbird, coal tit, great tit, blue tit, chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, dunnock, yellowhammer, tree sparrow, house sparrow and pheasant on or around the feeders at the Visitor centre. There has also...
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