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  • Blog Post: Sightings 16.09.14

    Little Stint, Little Egret, Bearded Tit, Black-tailed Godwit, Cetti's Warbler, Pintail (female), Marsh Harrier.
  • Blog Post: Who'd be a fish..?

    Life as a fish on Radipole Lake isn’t the bowl of cherries that many folk might have you believe. Fair enough, you have the freedom of the lake that your ability to respire underwater grants you and added to this freedom is the boon of plentiful invertebrate life to feed you and your entire extended...
  • Blog Post: A tunnel fit for a king.

    As spring gathers pace there is a tangible sense of anticipation as to what may be around each corner - both actual and metaphorical. Birds are arriving daily from their wintering grounds, adding distinctive voices to the ever building choir of the dawn chorus, while eager stems and flowers are painting...
  • Blog Post: Want to see a Kingfisher? Nows your chance!

    Next weekend (the 17 th and 18 th Sept), we’ll be holding our Kingfisher weekend. Autumn is normally the best time to see kingfishers at the Weymouth Wetlands but this year many visitors were treated to great views of our breeding pair. However, autumn is still a great time with many young Kingfishers...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers and sand martins

    Sorry for the recent dearth of blogtivity, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties since the alterations were made to the community pages. There is a good deal to report however, not least on and around the sand martin wall. Last Wednesday Luke and I watched a single sand martin reccy...
  • Blog Post: Its a BOY!

    Well, there is probably a mixture of boys and girls but they will certainly end up wearing blue. Yesterday visitors were reporting an increase in Kingfisher activity which either means something catastrophic had happened or the eggs had hatched. Thankfully we think it’s the latter as the birds...
  • Blog Post: Eight crested grebes.

    A certain sign that spring is in the offing is the return of great crested grebes to the lake, having spent the deepest winter as coast dwellers. A quick stroll around Buddleia in this evening's dying light revealed no fewer than eight individuals - each bedecked in their striking summer finery....
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Riverbank - poor Ratty.

    Last Friday I dusted down the video equipment which we'd been using to record the recent footage of otters. In fading light just before close of play, satisfied that the kit was ready for action after the festive season shut-down, Nick and I re-installed it on one of the channels in the middle of...
  • Blog Post: It's not grim up North Hide.

    North Hide on Radipole has provided some pretty amazing birds over the past few weeks and there is virtually always something of note to hold one's attention. The much publicised glossy ibises seem settled into Radipole life and North Pool is a favoured haunt allowing the capture of images such as...
  • Blog Post: An hour at the North Hide

    What was going to be a 5 minute visit to the North hide this morning turned into roughly an hours visit due to all the amazing sights that were on offer. As soon as I sat down I spotted a pair of Garganey which are probably one of my favourite ducks that occur at Radipole. They are pretty unusual which...