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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...
2 Dec 2012
Only 5 days until Christmas!
Our Sensational Scandinavian Christmas is less than a week away! Here is a heads up of what we have planned and why we are going Scandinavian this Christmas... Many of the bird on site at the moment like the dazzling waxwings , fieldfares , redwings , and even the starlings , blackbirds and robins...
26 Nov 2012
Hope ewe have a nice holiday...
This afternoon Saltholme had a rather unusual delivery - 200 North Country Cheviot sheep piled off a lorry and onto our wet grassland. The ewes have come from our reserve in Haweswater, and have left the Lakeland hills behind for a winter holiday by the seaside. They will be doing some important work...
15 Nov 2012
Weekend recap - hogitats and more!
Ok, I’ll hold my hands up, our simple hogitats weren’t nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the ones available in our shop (above), but they are effective :-) We enjoyed a fantastic weekend making hedgehog habitats; plenty of families turned up to take advantage of our Time For Bed family...
15 Oct 2012
Hibernation & hedgehogs
Yes that's a frog not a hedgehog, but our hibernation trail doesn't discriminate! We have information and picture cut-outs dotted around the discovery zone - did you know that pond skaters hibernate? This weekend we continue our 'Time for Bed' theme, and in addition to our hibernation...
12 Oct 2012
Hi, A female smew has become the latest visitor to Saltholme this winter. This little duck will have made the short hop across the North Sea to avoid the freezing temperatures that occurred on the continent recently. The smew has been commuting between Saltholme and a nearby site called Cowpen...
17 Feb 2012
Grub's up by the pond
Our new water bird feeding area, for Grub's up season, is proving a success with the swans, ducks, coots and moorhens. As these are wild birds they can be a little bit cautious, so my top tip is to scatter the grain and relax on the nearby bench and wait for the birds, like this curious coot,...
3 Feb 2012
Time to start counting your garden birds
Today is the launch of the Big Garden Birdwatch. It's our most important weekend of the year when we ask you to spend just one hour of your time recording what birds you see in your garden or park and sending in the results to us so we can find out which species are doing well and which need our...
28 Jan 2012
Hi, The ice that has covered many of Saltholme’s water bodies over the last few days is starting to retreat as temperatures begin to rise. This hasn’t stopped the Water Rail from showing amazingly well from the Wildlife Watchpoint as can be seen from the video footage I recorded below...
20 Jan 2012
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