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  • Blog Post: Kingfisher Update 23 August 2011

    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: Kingfisher update - 11 June 2012

    Morning all, How are you? Quick update on the two pairs of kingfishers! Lovely picture of one of the Rye Meads kingfishers by Peter Hewitt The pair at the Gadwall hide are feeding young still, although over the weekend they were investigating lots of the other holes in the bank - so perhaps...
  • Blog Post: What's about - 17, 18 and 19 December

    Afternoon, Just a quick blog to tell you what we've seen over the weekend and today. We've seen alot of wildfowl - teal , shelduck , shoveler , gadwall , mallard , pochard and tufted duck , as well as mute swan and Canada goose . We have seen (and heard) water rail , snipe and green sandpiper...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update 5 April

    Evening all! Third times a charm.... So this is not the first or the second, but the third time I have tried writing this blog today! Agh! I've been adding pictures and reducing the file size, or it will freak my computer out... After resizing the jpeg's I've been trying to close the photo...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife highlights for today: Thursday 13 September

    Good afternoon everyone, how are you? Just wanted to do a quick up date about some of the wildlife highlights that have been about today... We've had brilliant views of: teal , shoveler , tufted duck , mallard , gadwall , mute swan , Canada geese , grey heron , cormorant , little grebe ...
  • Blog Post: Bittern?

    Good morning everyone! Just thought I would tell you that last week we had a possible bittern sighting! Woohoo! Keep an eye out and let us know if you see one! This picture was taken at last winter at the Kingfisher Hide by one of our regular visitors Peter Hewitt: Bittern picture taken by Peter...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher fledging countdown...

    Good morning all! Wow, it's September already! How did that happen? The year is going so quickly! Anyhoo, how are you all today? It's going to be a lovely day again today - I hope you're all enjoying the weather! Anyway, kingfishers... So this weekend ( Saturday 4 September ) is...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 16 April

    Hi everyone! It's been a blog-tastic week! So many things to say! Today I'm going to update you with what we have seen so far in April, and perhaps tomorrow I will tell you all about the Easter holiday activities for kids (the Wacky Wildlife Adventures for 7-13 year olds still has spaces...
  • Blog Post: The kingfishers have hatched!

    We think that the kingfisher chicks have hatched at the Kingfisher Hide as visitors have seen fish being taken into the bank! Adults start taking fish into the bank once that eggs have hatched. Each chick can eat 12-18 fish a day, and are fed in rotation - once a chick is fed, it moves to the back...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers hatched!

    Morning, Very exciting news everyone! We are pretty sure that the kingfishers have hatched! It's very exciting! Keith has been to the kingfisher hide and within 45 minutes he saw the male taking in 3 fish! Woohoo, it looks like the young have hatched! This is the best time to see kingfishers...
  • Blog Post: April Sightings

    Afternoon everyone! I hope you are all well! Here's what was spotted over April: Visitor Centre Grounds Kestrel, song thrush, chaffinch, greenfinch, great tit, blue tit, blackcap, blackbird, chiffchaff, robin, mallard, pheasant, dunnock, wren, greenfinch, buzzard (x4 8/4 and 28/4), linnet,...
  • 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: 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: Caught on Camera!

    This crow was caught on camera last week raiding the stock dove box... Photo taken by Peter Hewitt This is the box on the pylon that can be seen from the Kingfisher hide. Poor stock doves... but it's a great picture!
  • 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: 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: Bittern's about

    Me again! Blimey it's all go! This morning a visitor saw a bittern flying over the reserve, from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust side towards the RSPB side! These rare birds are still about on the reserve so keep your eyes pealed! Bittern picture by Peter Hewitt, this bittern was seen...
  • 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: 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: Kingfishers have hatched!

    The kingfishers at the Kingfisher Hide have hatched! Woohoo! The young hatched yesterday morning, and now the adults are feeding the young - so if you want to see kingfishers now is a good time! The adults will be in and out of the bank bringing fish for the hungry young, every 10-15 minutes! They'll...
  • Blog Post: Marsh harrier - 2 September 2012

    Good morning you lovely people, How are you? I wanted to share a picture that a very lucky visitor took on Sunday: Brilliant picture by Peter Hewitt The harrier was hunting ove rthe meadow and made it's way over to the Tern hide - where it was mobbed by crows! Brilliant bird...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update - 20 July 2012

    Evening all, How are you today? So what's going on with the kingfishers ? Good question! Well to be honest, I don't know! Which is not the most helpful statements on a blog entitled "kingfisher update"... Let me explain... So the pair of kingfishers at the Kingfisher...