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  • Blog Post: Defrosting Planet

    Hi, The ice that has covered many of Saltholme’s water bodies over the last few days is starting to retreat as temperatures begin to rise. This hasn’t stopped the Water Rail from showing amazingly well from the Wildlife Watchpoint as can be seen from the video footage I recorded below...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme's advent calendar - 6 December

    Hi everyone, Another brilliant, snowy day at Saltholme. Everything is open as usual and we've just finished putting the Christmas tree up in the cafe. My fingers are a bit sticky with tree sap, so apologies for any spelling mistakes. The first Monday of December is also the sixth day of Saltholme's...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Raily good spot

    Adam's prediction has indeed come true . Colder weather has meant the normally elusive water rail has been very visible the last few days. The shallow water amongst the reeds is where they call home and when the temperature drops, it is the first part of the pools to freeze. When their watery...
  • Blog Post: Sunday Supplement: December Predictions

    Hi, I’ll begin with a summary of last month, Soup and Starling events ran throughout and the Starlings didn’t disappoint with some great murmurations observed. Waxwings continued to feed on the reserve and a Long-Eared Owl roost was opened up to visitors for viewing. As for my November...
  • Blog Post: Feeding frenzy

    With the plunging temperatures, the lakes and pools of Saltholme are beginning to freeze over. As with the smaller birds, we like to provide food at this time of year . Each morning, grain is scattered around the waters edge, for the ducks and geese to enjoy. As you can see, after the cold night...
  • Blog Post: Saltholme's advent calendar - 4 December

    Hi everyone, It's business as usual today. All of the trails and hides are open and the smell of the breakfast from the cafe gets better and better. If you can, I'd urge everyone to visit Saltholme today and marvel in this winter wonderland. Moving on, it's the fourth day of warming...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...