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  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update and weekend highlights - 20 and 21 May 2012

    Good morning all, How are you today? I hope you had a nice weekend. Just a quick update about the kingfishers (as I know that's what you all want to know) and the wildlife highlights of the weekend. Stunning kingfisher picture by Peter Hewitt Well.... the kingfishers were still taking in...
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - Monday 7 May 2012

    Afternoon everyone, How are you? Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Just thought I would let you know some of the wildlife highlights of the day... The kingfishers have been showing nicely today. The Gadwall hide the pair have been quite active, it seems they have decided on a hole, and are doing...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher and kestrel update - 5 May 2012

    Hello everyone, I hope that you are well. Just wanted to give you an update about the going's on! We're getting great views of the kingfishers ! At the Gadwall hide the pair have been quite active, exploring the bank, and they were seen mating yesterday, so fingers crossed! ...
  • Blog Post: Splish splash....

    I was taking a bath once upon a Rye Meads afternoon... Anyone want to sing this with me? :) Anyhoo.... It's currently raining, but it's been so dry recently! We do have out lagooons so the birds have been enjoying the amount of water we have on site... check out this crow When...
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - 16 May

    Afternoon everyone, How are you? Just wanted to let you know some of the highlights for today... There was a marsh harrier flying over the meadow today! Great views! Click here for information about marsh harriers! Some of the other highlights for today include: It's been...
  • Blog Post: Slight mistake in my last blog

    Hi all, I have a confession to make.. you may have noticed in my last blog I had written weekend highlights 11 and 12 July ... I meant AUGUST! Woops! Sorry! Just to confirm - The kingfishers have hatched at the Kingfisher hide, and the adults have been going in and out of the bank taking...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers, kestrels and more...

    Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well, and keeping hydrated in this hot weather! I thought I would update you about the happenings at the reserve... Let's see if I can do it properly this time - I pressed the wrong button earlier and deleted the blog rather than posting it! Kingfishers...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife highlights - 2 June 2012

    Hello everyone, I thought I would tell you some of the highlights recently... There are two pairs of little ringed plover investigating the scrape at the Draper hide. Lovely picture by Brian Bishop The other day there was a pair of redshank around on the Draper as well - keep an eye out! There...
  • Blog Post: Today's barn owl watch and what been going on this week

    I'm back! Did you miss me? I've been on holiday for a week but all will be back to normal from Monday! So, tonight is one of our Barn Owl Watches ! So far one of the pair has been sitting in a tree since about 4.30 pm! Great stuff! Next weekend, on Sunday 18 March, the Draper and Lapwing...
  • Blog Post: The kingfisher chicks have hatched!

    We are pretty sure that the kingfisher chicks have hatched. Yesterday, Friday 7 May, the adults were seen taking fish into the bank every ten minutes or so - which is an idication that there are hungry babies demanding food! If you want to see kingfishers now is the time! The adults will be backwards...
  • Blog Post: Yesterday's kingfisher news

    Hi everyone, Since the blog post yesterday we saw the kingfishers doing their thing... Brilliant picture from Malcolm Housden taken last year of the male giving the female a fish. The male was seen handing over a fish to the female (our equivalent of chocolates and flowers), and they were seen...
  • Blog Post: Mystery duck and kingfisher

    Afternoon all! So, do you remember I mentioned last blog that we had a mystery duck on site? It's a hybrid thingy-ma-bob! Have a look at this picture a visitor took when it was here the other week: Photo by Michael Haagman One of the Ringers mentioned that there was a gadwall mallard cross...
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - 4 July 2012

    Hello everyone! how are you? I've just been over to have a look at Draper hide to see what wildlife is about... There are two black-tailed godwits , two green sandpipers , two lapwing , two little egrets , a teal , gadwall , pochard , mallard , tufted duck , coot , moorhen , black headed...
  • Blog Post: More kingfisher information!

    Good morning! I hope that you are well! I'm here to tell you a bit more about the kingfishers! They have been seen so well over the last couple of days - if you can get down here now! This is possibly the best ever time to see kingfishers. At the moment they are showing off, they are courting...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers and other wildlife

    Hi all, The young kingfishers fledged on Sunday 6 June, early in the morning (before any one was here)! Check out the gallery - Tony was luck enough to geta picture of the male giving one of the young a fish! Once out of the nest the young are only fed for a couple of days before the adults drive...
  • Blog Post: 23 August - Kingfisher update

    Afternoon everyone, Quick update on what is going on kingfisher wise... We are not completely sure what is going on with the kingfishers - but there is definately a pair on eggs at the kingfisher hide! Very exciting! Kingfisher by Peter Hewitt
  • Blog Post: What's up with the kingfishers?

    Afternoon all! Sooooooo it's been an interesting day! The kingfishers have been acting very strangely over the last couple of days! I'll start from the beginning.... Fab kingfisher picture taken earlier this month by Peter Hewitt When the female kingfisher has laid the eggs in...
  • Blog Post: Apologies to Malcolm!

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to say SORRY to Malcolm - I miss labeled one of his photos... This is actually Malcolm Housden's stunning shot of kingfisher: He took another lovely shot on Thursday: Thanks for sharing Malcolm!
  • Blog Post: Breaking News - kingfishers!

    Exciting news! So there is kingfisher news! Are you ready? WE MIGHT HAVE TWO PAIRS BREEDING ON SITE!!! Woohoo! And the first pair's eggs should be hatching some time between the end of the week and the middle of next week. How exciting, lets have a quick update of what has happened...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher News Flash!

    The kingfishers at the Kingfisher Hide have hatched! Woohoo! Fab picture by Peter Hewitt
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update - 8 May

    Afternoon all! I hope you are well. I thought I would let you know what has been going on with the kingfishers . Well you know I told you that the young hatched on 30 April, well since then the adults have been seen alot! The young are very hungry so the adults are back and forward bringing fish...
  • Blog Post: Todays highlights: 23 Feb

    A bittern has been seen flying round the Draper this morning! Great news, we haven't seen a bittern since the snow! The kingfishers have been showing off this morning as well! Fab picture by Brenda Clayton! Brenda took this picture on Tuesday of the male at the kingfisher bank. The pair have started...
  • Blog Post: This week only...

    It's the week of Late Night Opening! Make sure you come down and visit! Why not pop down after work, enjoy a nice stroll after a busy day of work! Rye Meads will be open until 8pm all this week! Sunset at Rye Meads by Marion Moss Let us know what you see, keep an eye out for any of the...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers have fledged (9 Sept 2012)

    Afternoon all, how are you? Quick post - the kingfishers fledged this morning! We've seen two babies in the surrounding bushes! Woohoo!
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - Thurs 26 July 2012

    Morning! How are you all today? Enjoying the sun shine? Remember to drink lots of water and make sure you've got suncream on! I thought I would share some of the wildlife highlights for the day! There was at least 50 lapwings , 2 green sandpiper , little egret , common tern , and loads...