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Kestrels at war
Hi everyone, Most years, a pair of kestrels nests on the roof of the fire station, Saltholme's next door neighbour. We think that they've raised three chicks this year which is wonderful news - kestrels aren't as common as they once were . For the past couple of days, it's been...
24 Jul 2011
Black-headed gull chicks hatch out
Hi everyone, Some of the first black-headed gull chicks have hatched on Paddy's island. Take a look at this wonderful video... If you'd like to see them in their full-on fluffiness, then visit Saltholme soon. Bye for now, Ben.
12 Jun 2011
Oystercatcher chicks steal fluffy crown
Hi everyone, Remember when I said things don't get fluffier than lapwing chicks ? Well, they've finally met their match. Four oystercatcher chicks hatched today, much to our excitement. Now that we can include videos in blog posts, here's a short snippet of a couple of members of the...
23 May 2011
It doesn't get fluffier ...
... than lapwing chicks! Well, it probably does, but these two little guys are the fluffsters at Saltholme at the moment. I've been blogging about lapwings quite a lot recently , and these little are the reason why. We've been doing lots of work at Saltholme to see how well lapwings...
11 May 2011
More families on the way
Hi everyone, We've been doing lots of work this year to keep an eye on how well Saltholme's breeding lapwings are doing. Here's Peter on what Toby, Saltholme's assistant warden, and volunteers have been up to ... Along with a team of volunteers, Toby has been surveying the lapwing...
9 May 2011
The first chicks ... just in time for avocet watch
Hi everyone, You'll remember me blogging about the first avocet watch event way back at the beginning of April. Well the second one is almost here - with some new arrivals who are definitely worth seeing. Saltholme has teamed up with Natural England to give you the chance to see these beautiful...
3 May 2011
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