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  • Forum Thread: Barn Owl chicks and more..

    I had an early start at the reserve yesterday arriving a 6:20am. My main aim was to check out the Barn Owl chicks that Doug had reported last week. I spent altogether 2 hours plus studing the activity in the nest box. At first I thought there was only 2 chicks but as time went on I saw another 2 which...
  • Forum Thread: A couple of lovely visits - July 2011

    Have been going to Lakenheath to see bittern (plentiful) and hear golden oriole in recent weeks so have somewhat neglected my local patch. However, Sunday morning was as rewarding a couple of hours' birding as I've had at Fowlmere, not least for the sheer beauty of the place. In terms of birding...
  • Forum Thread: Recent sightings, end October 2010

    I visited Fowlmere on Saturday morning and saw a few things that I would regard as being in categories 2 and 3 of rarity/excitement for Fowlmere. If things like woodpigeons, long-tailed, great, blue tits, chaffinches, moorhens and mallards are in category 1, then certainly category 2 birds (bullfinch...
  • Blog Post: Winter wish list

    The trees and hedgerows of Perry Lane are crammed with redwings and fieldfare feeding, a water pipit appears to have taken up residence in the reedbeds and the starlings are still treating us to spectacular displays – winter is well and truly here. It’s impossible to visit Newport Wetlands...
  • Blog Post: Ice-land

    The daffodils might be poking their heads up and March is just around the corner but the past couple of weeks finally saw the arrival of winter, with snow falling at Newport Wetlands on Saturday and the scrape, lagoons and reens frozen solid. The lagoons have been eerily quiet, but that doesn’t...
  • Forum Thread: compact camera and a real beaut of a goldie pic wahoooo lol

    i have just taken this with my compact, not bad for a beginner hey lol
  • Forum Thread: Destruction of beautiful wetlands reserve with wonderful and rare birds - we need you to sign our petition to stop it!

    A recent article written by keen birder Frank McClintock..... You may not have heard but unfortunately, the Portuguese government has just given the go-ahead for development totaling 359 hectares all around Salgados (or Pera Marsh as it's known to some), down in the Algarve, an area just as valuable...
  • Forum Thread: compact cam take2.....nothing exciting i`m afraid :(

  • Forum Thread: just before i turned off....along came the redpolls and goldfinches xx

    i was ready to turn off my camera when i noticed these just starting to argue over the Niger feeder so i managed a couple of pics, please remember these are taken with a compact camera so the quality isn`t top notch but still decent i think xxxx
  • Forum Thread: another go with my compact cam, cold weather doesn`t seem to be putting these off xx

    i am still waiting for my new camera so in the mean time i take pics with my compact so the quality isn`t always top notch but i still think these are decent enough to recognise what they are xxx
  • Forum Thread: Today's pictures.

    Weather was much better today after 2 days of heavy rain - that is to say it wasn't raining and the sun occasionally broke through, but there was no wind and it wasn't cold. I went to my local canal patch, which I had visited on sunday and posted some pictures, including some showing the high...
  • Forum Thread: Friday's pictures.

    Back to Upton Warren on a bright cheltenham morning, hit drizzle at Worcester but at leats it wasn't raining at Upton, just grey(-:). Water Rail Couldn't quite make out what this was becasue of the light - it was backlit so almost a silhouette, but I suspect Chiffchaff or Whitethroat (both...
  • Blog Post: Quiet, but birds are still here

    On first impressions the reserve seems quiet at the moment, especially as the greylags seem to have departed, but there is still plenty to be seen if you are patient. I spent a couple of hours on the reserve today, doing a few jobs and eating my lunch in Reedbed Hide. A dozen teal were looking splendid...