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  • Blog Post: A different type of feather?

    I was walking through the office this morning when something bright caught my eye. A moth, on the carpet, near the door. I just managed to stop a colleague standing on it before it flew to the window and allowed me to take this photo . Now, I'm no moth expert, and our number one moth man is on annual...
  • Blog Post: A rarity fest

    Firstly, apologies for the lack of an update for the last week - not enough time in the office between meetings and a weekend off are to blame. It's been an excellent few days on the reserve - typically as I've not been out looking for anything. Two groups of birds have stolen the show - raptors...
  • Blog Post: Exploring foreign parts

    Just occasionally, it's nice to have the chance to visit new reserves, even if it does mean spending a few days away from Minsmere's glorious wildlife. On Monday, I took a gorgeous train journey across the Broads and Fens, on route to Peterborough, and on north to Middlesbrough. This train...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful winter wildlife without snow

    It may not feel like winter yet, with temperatures regularly soaring into double figures, but as we approach the shortest day of the year there's certainly plenty of winter wildlife to keep you interested on a visit to Minsmere. And if you can pick a sunny day like today then there really is nowhere...
  • Blog Post: Flooding update - wellies needed

    I'm sad to say that I have to report flooding again at Minsmere. This time, however, it's freshwater, not saltwater, and is caused primarily by the recent heavy rain. Over the Christmas holidays the pumps were switched off at the sluice and the Environment Agency reopened the sluice for the...
  • Blog Post: A watery wonderland

    First: an apology. Due to family illness I was off work last week so haven't been able to update the blog for a while. I will try to post a further update later this week, but will be off again next week. Second: some reassurance. The species seen at Minsmere don't vary much from day to day...