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Don't miss the oystercatcher family
Hi everyone, I know I've blogged about the oystercatchers quite a bit recently, but they're just brilliant. With Springwatch just around the corner , you've got to come and see Saltholme's oystercatcher family. Make sure you come and visit them this week. They're right outside...
28 May 2011
A new family
Hi everyone, Great news from Saltholme - the first lapwing chicks of 2011 have hatched. Toby and some of Saltholme's volunteers have been out surveying all of our lapwing nests, and took this quick snap of the new hatchlings. There are four chicks there ... somewhere. Lots of the other wildlife...
27 Apr 2011
Love is in the air
Hi everyone, There are some new kids on the block and they're feeling quite flirty. It feels like we blinked and before we knew it, great crested grebes had returned to Saltholme. Not only are they back, but they're throwing themselves into the joys of spring. Great crested grebes have...
12 Mar 2011
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! ...
11 Mar 2011
When Kate came to Saltholme
Hi everyone, At the end of January, Saltholme celebrated its second birthday . Well, that was just the first of many possible birthdays. Some of you might remember that we actually had two 'openings' - a quiet opening in January and an all-singing, all-dancing one in March. Two years ago...
6 Mar 2011
Avocets, avocets, avocets
Hi everyone, Today brought with it the most exciting sign of spring yet - three avocets at Saltholme! They arrived at around lunchtime, but didn't hang around for too long. Soon after, three were seen not far away at Teesmouth National Nature Reserve. Never fear - by the end of the day three...
25 Feb 2011
Who's in the box?
Hi everyone, Spring is creeping nearer and nearer. These very exciting photographs were taken by a visitor and posted to Saltholme's facebook page today. There's a camera in the nestbox that's connected to the screens in the visitor centre so we can follow what's going on inside. ...
18 Feb 2011
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