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  • Blog Post: All change at Saltholme

    Hi everyone, Who'd believe it? From snow, snow, snow and ice, ice, ice, to signs of spring ... all within 3 weeks! The last lingerer was the ice on most of Saltholme's lakes and ponds. Thankfully it's all gone now and things have been hotting up. The ducks are starting to display and...
  • Blog Post: Feet for every occasion

    Hi everyone, Today's update is brought to you by feet of every kind. With feet built for climbing trees, we've had no fewer than two male great spotted woodpeckers in the trees by the visitor centre. Voles and mice are the quarry of choice for the feet of the long-eared owls, which continue...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Sunday morning update

    Morning everyone. Quick update about the reserve. There's been a bit of snow overnight and we're working our socks off to get open for 10 am. Once we're up and running we'll do our bestest to relocate the long-eared owls, but walks won't be starting till at least 11 am. Please...
  • Blog Post: Even owls need their beauty sleep

    Hi everyone, March is creeping closer, which means that we'll be leaving Saltholme's long-eared owls to their own devices soon. Most long-eared owls that spend the winter in communal roosts in Britain have migrated from Scandinavia - so our lot will be heading across the North Sea over...
  • Blog Post: Ducks, geese and some owls too

    Hi everyone, The highlight for many visitors was the two white-fronted geese that were in front of Paddy's pool hide. Toby took a video of them, which you can watch over at Saltholme's YouTube page . They're called white-fronted because they've got a white forehead, not because they've...
  • Blog Post: Want to see a long-eared owl?

    Hi everyone, Toby is a good egg. Today he uncovered a group of roosting long-eared owls at Saltholme. They're a bit off the beaten track and we really don't want to disturb them so we're keeping their whereabouts a bit of a secret. You can get close views of them, though - just ask...
  • Blog Post: Winter warms up ...

    Hi everyone, It's me again with a quick update on Saltholme's winter wildlife. You really should head over to Saltholme before Christmas. There's some very special wildlife on show. The long-eared owls are the stars of the moment. Five of them were seen today. If you'd like to see...
  • Blog Post: No owls on Monday

    Hi everyone, We're doing a little bit of work up near Haverton, so the cycle way and the Wildflower Walk will be closed. This also means that we won't be able to show people the long-eared owls. We should be all finished by the end of the day, ready to show you the owls on Tuesday. Bye...
  • Blog Post: What long ears you have!

    Over the past couple of weeks the lovely long-eared owl has been making an appearance on the reserve. Because these owls are so well camouflaged and roost during the day, they can be hard to spot and easy to disturb. We've set up a Viewpoint in the scrub allowing you to see them whilst letting...
  • Blog Post: Peregrines, ducks and a party in the scrub

    Hi everyone, February is here, though things haven't changed all that much at Saltholme. Some visitors were treated to the amazing spectacle of two peregrines patrolling the vast expanse of grassland, almost in tandem. Toby snapped this goldeneye from Saltholme Pools Hide. The fanciful...
  • 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: Last chance for long-eared owls

    Hi everyone, I blogged a few weeks ago that we'd be leaving Saltholme's long-eared owls to their own devices soon. That time has almost arrived. Sunday 13 March will be the last day of long-eared owl viewing. Another great shot from the gallery , this time from Degsy - thanks! ...
  • 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...