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  • Blog Post: Happy New Year

    The reserve was exceptionally busy yesterday; bright blue skies and sunshine all the way, although it was blustery and colder than of late. Our bird sightings have been fairly consistent over the Christmas and New Year period. The large flock of around 500 Fieldfares are still feeding on the meadow on...
  • Blog Post: Birds and barbeques...

    A great sight this morning in the sunshine at The Lodge, 4 buzzards, a red kite and a sparrowhawk all soared together in the skies above the gatehouse shop.The sparrowhawk was first seen, bombing the red kite and generally giving it a hard time! Yesterday, 3 hobbies were seen in the air together,it will...
  • Blog Post: Winter Wonderland walk.

    After a really busy day at The Lodge yesterday, we are lighting the bonfire and preparing for this afternoon's Winter Wonderland walk. It's very mild and quite bright today, so not quite the perfect setting for the winter walk, but I'm sure it will be great;it's already fully booked and...
  • Blog Post: warblers on the walk

    A whitethroat called and popped up on the bracken, on the trail towards the hillfort this morning, as I took a walk around with Val Thompson, our volunteer co-ordinator.We were doing our regular walk ,checking the reserve is looking at its best, but it's hard to ignore the birds as we go around!...
  • Blog Post: Nesting Flycatchers

    We had planned to show nesting green woodpeckers today for our final woodpecker watch weekend, but they appear to have fledged the nest site so fortunately we have a very good plan B !.... our star spotted flycatchers, which are using the nest box above the gardener's storage shed. The female is...
  • Blog Post: Autumn in the air

    You can tell Autumn is in the air when you come across a large mixed flock of birds in the woodland - that's what happened today on my walk around.At first a seemingly never ending amount of blue, great and long tailed tits and the odd coal tit streamed through the trees near the hide,a couple of...
  • Blog Post: Birds of prey over the hillfort

    We have a group from the Beds,Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust on a visit to The Lodge today. I took them for a wander over the new heath to show off our heather, which is looking amazing this year. After leaving them to complete the trail, they came back happy after seeing hobbies, ravens and buzzards...
  • Blog Post: soaring birds of prey

    At lunchtime today a member of staff rang to say a red kite was floating towards the Gatehouse. I dashed downstairs and rushed outside with the girls in the shop, almost immediatley we spotted the kite soaring high above, with two buzzards close by. They were circling off towards the Lodge. A great start...
  • Blog Post: New baby muntjac and birds of prey.

    At lunchtime today a member of staff rang to say a red kite was floating towards the Gatehouse. I dashed downstairs and rushed outside with the girls in the shop, almost immediatley we spotted the kite soaring high above, with two buzzards close by. They were circling off towards the Lodge. A great start...