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Sheepy Art Competition Instructions
We are running an art competition to gather a few more sheep for our sheep shearing event in July if you would like to take part you can print the instructions and template below. If you are having trouble we also have printed instructions in our visitor centre - just ask at reception for a copy. ...
21 May 2013
Farewell Saltholme! Part 2 of 2
To continue from yesterday's post... During my traineeship, I have had a lot of involvement with Saltholme's social media. I have made a few blog posts here and there and the odd tweet too, but mainly I have been working on the RSPB Saltholme Facebook page. Myself, our assistant warden...
19 May 2013
Farewell Saltholme! Part 1 of 2
On April 2 nd 2012 I officially started my 18 month traineeship with the RSPB, at the magnificent Saltholme reserve. The traineeship is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – they do both ecology and visitor services traineeships. I am the latter – a visitor services trainee! My job is...
18 May 2013
Lambing live update.
It’s about time we updated you on all the exciting lambing activity that has been going on in our sheep shed recently! Our newest arrivals are a tiny set of triplets born this morning; quite a handful considering this is first time this ewe has ever lambed! Our grand total now stands at 18 lambs...
3 Apr 2013
A Fond Farewell
As we (apparently) move from Winter into Spring, Saltholme must say goodbye to a friend that has stuck by it in the past three months. This friend has endured wacky makeovers, wading through mud and water, and even being thrown around quite a lot. Mostly by children. Yes, we are bidding a fond farewell...
29 Mar 2013
It’s a bit chilly, isn’t it? Well, at least we’re not covered in snow like the rest of the nation, at least not yet. So we’re happily moving forward with all the wonderful events we had planned for the season, and if the weather decides not to cooperate then we’ll push...
27 Mar 2013
More Sheep News
The Cheviot sheep which helped to graze Saltholme's wet grassland over the winter are now back at the RSPB Haweswater reserve. To get them ready for lambing - they have many more than we have with our small Shetland flock - they have been rounded up. This was done very early in the day as this photo...
26 Mar 2013
But it is still very early and it may be several more days before we have lots to show. So at present we have four lambs from three ewes. Most of the sheep are Shetland, but you will also see a few Hebrideans which have distinctive horns. The ewe has cleaned them up well, and at present is in our...
24 Mar 2013
Tern Island Spring Clean
We have been working hard to get the islands ready for the return of the terns starting with the ones on the main lake. There is always some damage over winter with the cockle shell covering washing off. Now is a good time to do the work as winter is nearly over and the Common Terns have yet to return...
14 Mar 2013
Inside the walled garden at Saltholme RSPB
9 Jan 2012
Photo taken from a hide a Saltholme RSPB of the Transporter Bridge over the River Tees in Middlesbrough.
9 Jan 2012
Sculpture at Saltholme RSPB
Taken just outside the walled garden on the way down to the play area.
9 Jan 2012
***Posted on behalf of Alicia by her Dad!*** i've just been to middleton lakes with my family and i have seen a kestral, 2 great spotted woodpeckers,heron and a greenfinch chick. Chris and the team were out with their RSPB pod giving information. We helped make some fat balls which are now hanging...
9 Oct 2011
Grey Partridge - 12th July 2011
Seen from the Saltholme Pools Hide. Our first visit (from Essex)
23 Jul 2011
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