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  • Blog Post: Saltholme's winter wildlife moments

    Hi everyone, There've been so many amazing moments at Saltholme over the past two days, I don't quite know where to start. The long-eared owls still provide lots of excitement. There were plenty of beaming faces - complete rosy cheeks - around the visitor centre today. Toby managed to record...
  • Blog Post: The magic of Saltholme in the Snow

    Well, it’s that time of year again! If you’ve looked outside your window in the last 48 hours, you’ve probably noticed that the world is suddenly covered in a crisp blanket of white. Although we all like to have a good old moan when the snow falls and, inevitably, lingers endlessly...
  • Blog Post: The Month Passed, the Month to Come

    I’ve checked, I’ve doubled checked, I’ve asked around the office and, as it turns out, it really is the end of January already! It seems mere moments ago that we were all gathered around Christmas trees, watching the Queen in 3D and peeling ourselves out of our beds at some late hour...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme Recent Sightings: 8th – 14th March 2013

    Hi, On Sunday 10 th our WeBS team journeyed into the snow showers to count all the wetland birds present on the reserve. Some quality birds were found including 3x Bittern , 2x Smew and a Jack Snipe . The survey also highlighted the huge quantity of birds on the reserve for example 1654x Wigeon ,...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme Recent Sightings: 11th – 17th January 2013

    Hi, It was a week of two halves here at Saltholme. The first half consisted of mild conditions, lots of open water and green grass. Stereotypical winter weather took control for the second half and most of Saltholme’s water bodies froze and the grassland was covered in a carpet of snow. Luckily...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme's advent calendar - 22 December

    Hi everyone, It's another snowy day today at Saltholme - with some thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure. Most of the images in the advent calendar were added to Saltholme's facebook page by visitors. We love weasels but we also love landscapes. This beautiful sunrise was captured...
  • Blog Post: Sunday Supplement: December Predictions

    Hi, I’ll begin with a summary of last month, Soup and Starling events ran throughout and the Starlings didn’t disappoint with some great murmurations observed. Waxwings continued to feed on the reserve and a Long-Eared Owl roost was opened up to visitors for viewing. As for my November...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme Recent Sightings: 18th – 24th January 2013

    Hi, A week of freezing and thawing meant that many of the wetland birds had a good work out whilst flying between the Tees Estuary and the reserve. One of the most impressive sightings was seen by a lucky few from the Visitor Centre when a Kestrel was observed eating a freshly killed weasel! This...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme Recent Sightings: 30th November- 6th December

    Hi, In a week that saw Bill Oddie pay a visit to present the reserve’s Lifelong Learning Team with a well deserved National Lottery Good Causes Education Award there was also a lot of wildlife action to be enjoyed. Icy conditions and snow forced the wintering Bittern out into the open...
  • Blog Post: New Year wildlife at Saltholme

    Happy New Year everyone, What better way to start the New Year than with a picture of a bittern at Saltholme? There's been a big thaw since I last blogged just after Christmas. Now's a great time to get closer to some of Saltholme's winter wildlife treats (like bitterns and water...
  • Media: Starling

    Starling perched on a dry stem of mugwort outside the Wildlife Watchpoint hide