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Saltholme Recent Sightings: 16th-22nd November
Hi, I would like to start this week’s sightings blog by issuing a Wildlife Weather Watch! From Saturday night into Sunday morning a low pressure system is currently predicted to produce easterly winds and rain. If conditions are good for go in terms of bird migration in Scandinavia then hopefully...
23 Nov 2012
Recent Sightings: 20th-26th July
Hi, The highlight of the week occurred on 25 th July when over one hundred Black-tailed Godwits spent the day at Saltholme. Water levels were dropped at Bottom Tank in the hope of attracting passage waders. The management looks to have paid off with a Greenshank , Dunlin and three Snipe showing well...
27 Jul 2012
Saltholme on ice
3 rd February Another cold but bright day, with all the water bodies frozen. We met in the wildlife watchpoint to discuss the day's guiding. We only had three guides available, one of whom was a trainee so we split the duties up as best we could, with John going off to look for the long-eared...
9 Feb 2012
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
Our reedbeds are obviously full of food as the young Marsh Harrier in the video has now been in the area later in the year than any other Marsh Harrier ever! Last year another young bird looked like it was setting up home for the winter but was forced on by the snow and freezing weather. This year we've...
28 Dec 2011
Winter birds of prey
Hello, I’ll start my first blog by introducing myself - I’m Adam, a volunteer reserve assistant here at Saltholme where I help the team to keep the reserve in tip top condition for wildlife. I’ve been involved with a wide variety of tasks so far like clearing the vegetation from...
20 Dec 2011
Awesome marsh harrier
Hi folks, If you see a big, dark bird leisurely drifting around at Saltholme, it's probably a marsh harrier. Take a look at these awesome pictures from the Saltholme facebook page . Thanks David Gibbon. Bye for now, Ben.
1 Dec 2011
Bigger than you think ...
Hi everyone, Marsh harriers are big birds. They also seem to be quite a regular sight at Saltholme at the moment. These brilliant pictures were taken by Rick and added to Saltholme's facebook page . Rick was surprised by their size: "First time I'd seen one of these birds. Couldn't...
11 Nov 2011
Marsh harrier hanging around
Hi everyone, Just me again. I forgot to add that there was a marsh harrier hunting over the wildlife watchpoint and off towards Haverton Hole this morning. These lovely shots were taken by Ian Forrest. Thanks, Ian. Bye for now (I promise), Ben.
25 May 2011
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