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Saltholme's Fourth Birthday
Happy Monday! Here at Saltholme we like a Monday, and this Monday is a particularly special one. Why? Well really, we're hurt you haven't remembered: it’s our birthday! No, don’t apologise. It’s okay! We weren’t expecting a gift anyway. Four years enjoying our beautiful...
21 Jan 2013
Saltholme – A Guided Experience
In a post about introductions, what better way to start than by introducing myself? I’m Andrew, a new volunteer here at Saltholme. So new, in fact, that I’m not yet registered on the online system and have therefore been listed above as “Liz_M”. For the sake of this article, you...
4 Jan 2013
Stars and Stripes
Hi, December produced some great birds at Saltholme for example, the record breaking Marsh Harrier , Short-Eared Owls and Eurasian and Greenland White-Fronted Geese . With December over with I thought I would write a blog looking into the future, not too far, January 2012. As a bit of fun I am going...
28 Dec 2011
Reed all about it!
Hi, Reedbeds are wonderful places for wildlife, but it's a habitat that isn't that common. So, we have been stepping up over the last couple of weeks by planting more reeds around the main lake. The sun shone on us on Tuesday as the photo of Alice and Dan, two of Saltholme's volunteers...
29 Aug 2011
Waiting for bitterns
There's still a bittern about at Saltholme . Bitterns are naturally shy and retiring. If you ever wanted to know how rewarding it can be to see something after waiting for hours to see it, then this is the bird to do it with. It can go missing for hours and then extend its long neck like a periscope...
27 Aug 2011
A quick bittern
Hi everyone, We've had a bittern at Saltholme today - though it's only been popping out into the open for very brief stints. One of the longest views lasted for a grandiose 15 seconds. The star-spangled visitor was creeping among the vegetation along the edges of the pool in front of the...
24 Aug 2011
It's still winter ...
Hi everyone, We're still in the grip of winter at Saltholme. Last time I blogged, I was hoping that some of the ducks, geese and swans would make their way back to Saltholme, but most of the ponds and lakes are still frozen. At the moment, it's still the tough (they told me to say that) mallards...
6 Jan 2011
New Year wildlife at Saltholme
Happy New Year everyone, What better way to start the New Year than with a picture of a bittern at Saltholme? There's been a big thaw since I last blogged just after Christmas. Now's a great time to get closer to some of Saltholme's winter wildlife treats (like bitterns and water...
2 Jan 2011
Saltholme's winter wildlife moments
Hi everyone, There've been so many amazing moments at Saltholme over the past two days, I don't quite know where to start. The long-eared owls still provide lots of excitement. There were plenty of beaming faces - complete rosy cheeks - around the visitor centre today. Toby managed to record...
27 Dec 2010
I saw a bittern eating
26 Dec 2010
Bittern in the snow
Even seeing a bittern is hard work. Seeing one so well is the sign of a really bad winter! Very little free water in this beck but I did see it jab its bill in, find something and swallow. A minnow perhaps?
26 Dec 2010
Several views of one from the Wildlife Watchpoint around lunchtime Christmas Eve
25 Dec 2010
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