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Your tern to Step Up for Nature
Chesil Beach hosts the only breeding colony of the Little Tern in the south-west. This beautiful bird is indeed little - about half the size of a common tern - and considerably less common. They migrate to Britain annualy after wintering off the western coast of Africa. The last two years have seen the...
10 May 2012
Not a lot of Ringing but plenty of birds!
Unfortunately we had to cancel this mornings ringing demonstration, we woke up at first light and found the wind to be far too strong. Instead we run a migration morning instead. Understandably our visitors were a little disappointed but that soon disappeared when we started seeing plenty of birds around...
10 Oct 2010
Just a quick post to say there was a juvenile Black Tern feeding at Radipole Lake this morning. It was first seen at the visitor centre then was relocated at the buddleia lake where it fed happily for 30 minutes or so. The Pectoral Sandpiper is still at the visitor centre as was a Green Sandpiper...
13 Sep 2010
Where are the migrants?
Radipole Lake and Lodmoor are perfectly situated on the south coast where spring migrant make first contact with the UK. Over the past few weeks we have been scanning the skies and staring at bushes waiting for the first wanderers to return. Chiffchaffs are the only migrants so far to have appeared although...
16 Mar 2010
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