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  • The colour is purple

    There's still a good selection of wading birds on the Scrape, but one has been stealing the show for birdwatchers this week: a beautiful purple sandpiper. These are usually birds of rocky shores, which means there are few reliable places to see them...
  • Stock-take

    We're stock-taking tomorrow (Wed 24 Sept) so the shop will be closing early at 3 pm. If you're visiting, please do your shopping before heading out onto the reserve. Normal service will be resumed on Thursday.
  • Great white alert

    A great white was found at Minsmere this afternoon. There's nothing to worry about though as it wasn't a shark. No, our great white is an egret. A beautiful bird it is too. Great white egrets remain rare visitors in the UK, though their numbers...
  • Osprey!

    The radio crackled into life. "There's an osprey fishing over Island Mere." I grabbed my binoculars and camera, clicked lock screen on the computer and headed out to the Whin Hill watchpoint to try to get a look. I called out to two passing...
  • Safari so good

    It's that time of year again when the red deer stags arrive at Minsmere to vie for superiority and the right to mate with as many hinds (females) as possible. Yes folks, the red deer rut has begun. This is one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles...