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Ray's Rambles: Death in the night
The first thing I do every morning when I arrive at Titchwell is to check the gents toilet walls for insects and spiders. (Luckily not many people have witnessed this odd behaviour!) Apart from the potential for losing friends, it has netted me several species on my wildlife list, the latest two being...
5 Dec 2011
Ray's Rambles: The Four Seasons
What an extraordinary fortnight. With temperatures ranging from 12c to 29c, no wonder our wildlife has been confused! Four new species have found their way onto my list, which now stands at 909. Three were moths: pink-barred sallow , black rustic and satellite; and one was a plant - wild marjoram . The...
10 Oct 2011
Ray's Rambles: Sandpipers and beach cleaners.
I've had another really good fortnight with the list climbing to 886 . All of the new species, except one, could be described as creepy-crawlies! They included a twin-lobed horsefly ( chrysops relictus ) which, with it's dark-banded wings and vivid green eyes, didn't look like your normal...
29 Aug 2011
Ray's Rambles: Raising the bar
After reaching 800 species Ray aims higher, with a new challenge to complete... Well folks, I have a new target of 1000 species to be seen before the end of the year. The 850 already noted have been put in alphabetical order and the 24 latest additions will be added in a new section. Two birds...
24 Aug 2011
Ray's Rambles: What a turn-up!
As Ray nears his target of 800 species, he proves that no stone should be left unturned when on the hunt for wildlife at Titchwell Marsh. To get the best out of the reserve, there are plenty of events and lots of different areas to explore which can open your eyes to all sorts of wildlife. This...
20 Jun 2011
Ray's Rambles: Classy customers
More intriguing findings from Ray's Rambles... The Ray's Rambles list has leapt forward from 717 to 749 species! The additions contain some real class. I was very pleased to find a turtle dove, and I could easily have completed my year without seeing a brown argus butterfly . There have been...
6 Jun 2011
Rays Rambles: Ant wars, phalaropes and fan dances!
Here's the latest update from volunteer and wildlife explorer Ray Kimber! A great fortnight - 41 species were added to the list, making the total 717. Wood warbler and red-necked phalarope are always good birds to see, but for me the best of the new birds was the very smart gull-billed tern...
23 May 2011
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