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A Red Breasted Bird for Christmas
And, no, it is not a robin. Yesterday Lockhart snapped this Red-breasted Merganser - not often seen on our reserve. Other winter visitors are the Barnacle Geese which can be seen from the Mike Corner viewing screen and Paddy's Pool hide. They are the first geese to take flight as they are...
22 Dec 2013
Wildlife in all corners
Hi everyone, A quick update of Saltholme's wildlife coming from all corners of the reserve. In the biggest corners, where the grass is wet and boggy, we've got over 200 lapwings, over 300 curlews, around 1,000 wigeon. Don't miss the boxing hares either - they are the must-see spectacle...
20 Feb 2011
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...
2 Jan 2011
The sun's shining, the fleeces are off!
Hi everyone, What a difference a bit of sun makes at Saltholme. Today's weather was almost tropical. The sun shone non-stop, and before long, we were pulling off our RSPB fleeces because it was too warm. Honest. Lots of visitors also enjoyed the day, with more than 40 heading up to Haverton to...
10 Feb 2011
Three chances to say 'wow'
Hi everyone, Today's been a day of not one, not two, but three amazing wildlife moments at Saltholme. The day began in style - a kingfisher was spending some time up at Haverton Hole. If peace and tranquility is your thing, then a walk up to the Haverton viewpoint is a must. Haverton Hole...
9 Feb 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
The Real Easter Bunny
One windy afternoon in February when I was out looking for hares, a visitor told me the real story of the Easter Bunny... The Easter Bunny has long been thought of as a rabbit, but in fact the hare was the original deliverer of Easter eggs. It's a complicated story and to be precise the real...
1 Mar 2012
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