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  • Blog Post: Brown hare skirmish

    Hi everyone, March is getting nearer and the brown hares are starting to get a bit unhinged. Rhian captured this video of two brown hares boxing this Saturday at Saltholme. We'll be doing more hare watching over the coming weeks and months as their behaviour gets even 'madder', so keep...
  • Blog Post: Return of the martins

    Good evening, I've gone on for weeks that spring was creeping ever-closer and that things would soon change - well they have ... almost. The biggest excitement was the return of some sand martins . Three were seen feeding over the Allotment pool, at the top end of the reserve. These might not...
  • Blog Post: Early Spring Predictions

    Hi, I had partial success again with my February Forecast , which goes to show how unpredictable nature can be at times. I’m hoping to get 100% on this occasion. For March, the first month of spring, I predict to see the following at Saltholme, The return of Sand Martins from their wintering...
  • Blog Post: Sunday Supplement - Schooooool's Out For Summer!

    Good morning everyone! Yes I did just bust out an Alice Cooper song for the blog post title, what of it? Moving on, what do we have in store for the summer holidays? Well this post will outline what is going on at Saltholme for the next couple of weeks... Throughout the summer holidays, our...
  • Blog Post: Hare, there and everywhere

    Hi everyone, When I was walking back from Paddy's hide this afternoon, I was lucky enough to walk side-by-side with a brown hare for about 3 or 4 minutes. You can see brown hares every time that you visit Saltholme - they really are everywhere, it sometimes just takes a bit of luck! Bye...
  • Blog Post: The Real Easter Bunny

    One windy afternoon in February when I was out looking for hares, a visitor told me the real story of the Easter Bunny... The Easter Bunny has long been thought of as a rabbit, but in fact the hare was the original deliverer of Easter eggs. It's a complicated story and to be precise the real...
  • Blog Post: Ding, ding ... round one

    Hi everyone, I've spent the past few weeks getting really excited that my favourite wildlife spectacle was getting nearer and nearer. What's my favourite spectacle, I hear you ask? It's the boxing brown hares. This great shot of one of the females fighting off unwanted attention...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme's advent calendar - 14 & 15 December

    Hi everyone, The RSPB's Community pages went a bit AWOL yesterday, so I couldn't publish the advent calendar. We won't disappoint you, though, as we'll bring you two different wildlife treats today. I hope that you've all been enjoying the advent calendar. Most of the photographs...
  • Blog Post: Mad March hares

    It's that time of year when the brown hares at Saltholme start getting their boxing gloves out. This normally nocturnal mammal is out and about a bit more, as the males are busy trying to find a mate. 'Mad March' behaviour includes boxing, which is actually a female seeing off an over...
  • Blog Post: Easter frolics from lambs, hares and harriers

    Hi everyone, It's been a busy month so far, so sorry for the quietness on the blog front. I'll pull my socks up. In the meantime, Peter's on hand with an Easter themed blog. What a weekend. Good Friday, then St George's Day on Saturday, and now Easter Sunday. Classic time for...
  • Blog Post: Beating About the Bush

    Bushes can be great for wildlife, and the Long-Eared Owls like them for roosting in the Haverton scrub as Adam pointed out in the last blog entry. But for the rest of the Reserve we need grass, lots of uninterrupted, wet grass, great for nesting waders. Here bushes and trees just give predators places...