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  • Blog Post: Weekly wildlife roundup - Having a hoot of a time

    This week’s sightings included the years first sighting of a Barn Owl at Old hall marshes. One of our volunteers sighted the owl hunting along the Bale seawall, let’s hope it’s a sign that a pair will settle here on the marshes for breeding season. It has been 3 years since barn owls...
  • Blog Post: Weekly wildlife roundup - Where Harriers Dare

    This week I participated in my first Hen Harrier Winter Roost Survey (HHWRS), which after being instigated in the early 1980s, have been running continuously as a national monitoring scheme, jointly organised by The Hawk and Owl Trust and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). With the threats posed...
  • Blog Post: Reserve Highlights September - October 2012

    Habitat Management Management was carried out on the semi-improved grassland before the brent geese started to arrive in any numbers. Topping was carried out where needed. The main breeding wader semi-improved fields (Bale, 9 acre and Salcott) were treated with their biennial farm yard manure (created...
  • Blog Post: Highlights January - February 2012

    Habitat Management December’s deluge lulled us into a false sense of security with our water levels: January and February were very dry indeed with only 59.5mm rainfall in total. We struggled to keep the new scrape in Bale wet and the rest of the marsh was uncharacteristically dry for the time...
  • Blog Post: Highlights on the reserve from November and December 2011

    Habitat Management November was another dry month with only 19mm rain continuing the uncharacteristically dry conditions for the time of year. But 82mm in December put the familiar squelch back underfoot and provided water to fill the new scrape/wet feature in Bale. Bunds were added at the north eastern...
  • Blog Post: Reserve Highlights November - December 2012

    Habitat Management Jacksons, the contractors repairing the sea wall on behalf of the Environment Agency finally left in November, leaving the sea wall in much better condition, but the southern folding temporarily out of bounds until the surface hardens up enough to be traversable. So if you’re...
  • Blog Post: Reserve Highlights March - April 2012

    Habitat Management Drought and flood! The paltry 92mm of rain which fell January to March left the reserve looking somewhat parched going into April with water levels 37mm below ideal. RSPB ecologist Graham White made a timely visit to carry out a water audit and it has poured down ever since. 117...