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White, white, and more white...
White seems to be the theme for this week's best birds. Highlight so far is the great white egret that was spotted from Bittern Hide on Tuesday. It was a couple of times within the reedbed yesterday (including once in the same pool as a little egret ), and was on the Levels this morning. I'm...
17 Feb 2011
Wonderful World Wetlands Day Walk
Every year I lead a winter wildfowl guided walk on 2 February to celebrate World Wetlands Day - marking the signing of an international treaty to protect the world's most important wetlands for wildlfie and people. Minsmere is one of many RAMSAR sites, designated under this treaty, so it seems only...
2 Feb 2011
6000 minus two equals dinner
Our starling roost was particularly impressive again tonight. Numbers remain at about 6000 birds, but however good we are estimating such big flocks, they were reduced by two tonight thanks to the successful attacks of an opportunistic peregrine ! One theory behind why starlings gather in such numbers...
7 Dec 2010
You know how sometimes when one thing goes wrong, so do several others. Well, yesterday was one of those days. there was definitely an air of midwinter madness about proceedings - and it wasn't just from the people concerned! I should have known it was going to be one of those days from the start...
4 Dec 2010
One of the joys of wildlife watching is its unpredictability. Take our starlings for a start. After several years without a decent starling roost at Minsmere, we'd almost given up on them returning, and began focusing on the roost at RSPB Snape . Imagine our surprise and pleasure when the roost began...
26 Nov 2010
good news and bad
First the good news. Waxwings continue to be seen most days at Minsmere. I had 20 over the wardens' office on Wednesday, there were 50 present on Tuesday, and 50 (possibly the same flock?) were seen at Eastbridge yesterday. Let's hope some of them actually hang around for a few weeks, giving...
19 Nov 2010
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...
20 Oct 2010
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