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  • Blog Post: Juvenile or immature, formative, first-basic or first-cycle?

    Juvenile or immature, formative, first-basic or first-cycle? I sometimes think it is best to clear things up before we start and this week’s clearing up act involves the topic of one of our non frequent feathered friend visitors, the Osprey. First of all, wouldn't it be fantastic if Ospreys...
  • Blog Post: Like London buses

    Just like waiting for a London bus, birdwatching often sees a cluster of exciting birds arriving in quick succession, after a long period of more routine species. So it has been at Minsmere this month. Following hot on the heals of the bluethroat and long-staying red-necked phalarope, we've had several...
  • Media: Osprey being mobbed by Marsh harriers

    This, ahem(!), record shot shows a distant Osprey flying away from two pursuing male Marsh harriers after a successful dive (it does have prey, presumably fish, in its talons). You can see quite a marked size difference between the birds, although male Marsh harriers are quite a bit smaller than female...
  • Blog Post: April surveys complete

    Things have been great for birds this month with a pair of Little Ring Plover showing well on the bogbean islands and Lapwing, Redshank and Oyster-catcher regularly visible from the Gullery hide. The first wader survey has been completed and indicates we have good numbers of Redshank, Lapwing and Snipe...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings: nests, a new electric fence and a summery feel to things

    Exciting news! I was lucky enough to witness our first avocet egg of the year actually being laid on Saturday afternoon. There are now avocet nests in front of both Sandgrounders and Nel's Hides so why not come to have a look! Avocet with a newly laid egg by Caroline Clay We will be attempting...
  • Blog Post: Migrant Arrivals

    From late March the summer migrants start to arrive back at Lake Vyrnwy, often a little later than the surrounding area given its altitude. The first migrant to arrive was the Chiffchaff during the last week in March and can now be heard all around the lake and a Redstart was reported just off the reserve...
  • Forum Thread: RSPB Limited Prints

    I've been given two RSPB limited edition prints to sell for a charity. I don't know anything about them or their value, but the person I got them from said they should be worth around £70. They are both prints out of an edition of 500 by Gillies Campbell. Short-Eared Owl from 1980/81 and Osprey...
  • Forum Thread: Bird of Prey

    Good afternoon, as I am new to here please excuse me if I am in the wrong chatroom. I went for a walk today near to where I live where there is plenty of fish filled water. I saw a rather large bird of prey, in fact hugh like I have never seen here before fly overhead. A little time later I followed...
  • Blog Post: Aren’t bogs brilliant!

    No, I’m not talking about toilets – although they certainly come in handy – the bogs I’m most concerned with are ‘lowland raised peat bogs’. At first glance, peat bogs appear as a barren wasteland, but take a closer look and you’ll discover an amazing hidden...
  • Media: Osprey at Murton 9/11/14

  • Media: November Osprey

  • Forum Thread: Satellite Tracked Ospreys (non-LG) Oct 2014 -

    This topic replaces Satellite Tracked Ospreys (non-LG) Aug 2012-Sep 2014 The scope - following the travels of tracked ospreys "not from Loch Garten", either originating in the UK or overseas. Can I ask for some help in starting off the thread. If you are the first person to post about a...
  • Blog Post: Osprey!

    The radio crackled into life. "There's an osprey fishing over Island Mere." I grabbed my binoculars and camera, clicked lock screen on the computer and headed out to the Whin Hill watchpoint to try to get a look. I called out to two passing visitors that there was an osprey at Island...
  • Blog Post: Reserve blog by Angus Murray

    Signs of early autumn were evident on the reserve, the ever popular photographic competition (now finished) and second hand book sale (running from 14 -20 September with some great bargains to be had) being two examples of this.Other signs, on the bird front, were meadow pipits heard over-flying the...
  • Blog Post: Early Autumn Update by Ben Lewis

    The autumnal feel on the reserve has been backed up by a few typical autumn species emerging or migrating through the reserve in the past few weeks. An Osprey has spent just over a week in the Strumpshaw/Rockland area, last being seen on the 9 September. Tower Hide has provided a very good spectacle...
  • Media: Osprey Ahoy!

  • Media: Autumn Osprey

  • Blog Post: Raptor Weekend Sat 6th & Sun 7th September

    Next weekend is Raptor Weekend here at Arne! We will be having viewpoints manned by volunteers and staff in the most likely spots for seeing birds of prey. Its fun for all the family as we will also have a trail for children to follow with prizes if they get all of the answers! Over the last couple...
  • Blog Post: Recent Highlights - August 2014

    Ah the dog days of summer, schools are going back and a glance outside your window for a large part of the week would have seen you greeted with wind and rain, a sure sign that autumn is not too far away. A glance outside the viewing windows at the reserve visitor centre recently would have had you wondering...
  • Media: Moving on

    With autumn on the way, it really is time to move on. For most of us, it means sending your kids off to a new year at school and breaking out the winter woollies. But without the winter woollies our wildlife comes up with other ways of moving on. Now’s the chance to make the most of all the animals...
  • Blog Post: What to watch out for this weekend

    Despite severe weather warnings this week, we've actually had a surprising amount of sun here. Sure, there has been some heavy heavy downpours, but everyday, for some of the day at least, we have seen some rays. At this time of year, with sunshine comes nature's mini helicopters. Check out this...
  • Forum Thread: Tracking Millicent, Seasca & Breagha

    This is a new thread to follow the travels of these three young ospreys from the Loch Garten nest. Millicent This female juvenile is the eldest of the 2014 brood, hatched on 17 th May and fledged on 12 th July. Millicent’s ring is Blue/White AN0 Seasca Also female, the second of the 2014...
  • Blog Post: Bumble through the flower beds

    After the recent downpours, you might think our wildlife had gone into hiding! But take another look... Bees have been all over the garden, waiting out the bad weather. Bumblebees make good use of our mint, but also have a particular preference for blue and purple flowers such as lavender and willowherb...
  • Blog Post: Weasels, ospreys and other recent highlights at Lochwinnoch

    From scorching sunshine to pouring rain and wind, we’ve almost seen it all weather wise this month. It’s difficult to plan anything ahead of time because the weather is so changeable. Even in the same day! On one of the sunny, blue sky days a few of us were discussing the fact that it was...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 20th-26th July 2014

    Hi, Top sighting this week was a flyover Yellow Wagtail from the Red Trail (23 rd ), this summer migrant usually inhabits lowland agricultural fields with the nearest known local population located towards Welshpool. Another highlight this week was an Osprey which flew down the lake (23 rd ). The...