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Recent Sightings - 8-22 May 2013
It’s been a fairly nice couple of weeks with a good deal of sunshine and some really warm days. The warm spell has made a real difference to the appearance of the reserve – it’s getting very green and there are lots of wildflowers in bloom. If you look closely, you may notice that the...
23 May 2013
Avocets galore and more!
We are very excited that the avocet count on the saltmarsh pools has risen to 54! Given the success we had last season with 48 young ones fledged from 19 pairs of adults, we look set for similar this year. Pop down to the Eric Morecambe and Allen hides to get close up views of this iconic emblem of the...
12 Apr 2013
Late summer means that migration is in full swing, and there's certainly been a constant stream of wading birds passing through over the last few days. Some stay for a few days, others for just a few minutes, so there's no guarantee that you'll catch up with all of them, but it will be fun...
25 Aug 2012
A Scottish Adventure
Guest blog by Aris Litten, Minsmere Catering Manager Having worked at Minsmere for seven years, I’ve just completed a very enjoyable and rewarding sabbatical, during which I toured several RSPB reserves and projects in Scotland, carrying out a variety of different work and seeing some superb...
20 Jul 2012
June update from Kinnordy
White and yellow lilies in flower on the Lily Pond and masses of tadpoles- it must be summer despite yesterday's frost. Our youngsters are growing up fast with a number of juvenile lapwings already taking to the air and young oystercatchers who will be airborne shortly. Half grown curlew chicks were...
14 Jun 2012
Have you been watching Springwatch on the BBC? It was heartbreaking to see those dead lapwing and osprey chicks yesterday after Friday's massive storm, but I was so pleased to see the goldcrest nest has survived - and as for those treecreepers ! After April's flooding at Minsmere, we know how...
12 Jun 2012
20 th May 2012 Hello, Adam here Hope you didn’t miss Ben on Countryfile with his amphibious brethren – it’ll be on i-player for 2 weeks if you missed it – quality stuff. Well the last two weeks have been a full on training experience. First was the incredibly valuable...
21 May 2012
Its now the middle of the month and the signs of summer continue to encroach despite the freezing air and the odd snow shower. I'm sure many of the regular visitors to the reserve are now aware of the new Konik ponies that arrived last week. They can be located at the far west of the reserve near...
16 Apr 2012
Hi everyone, Now is the time to visit Wood of Cree to see our spectacular bluebells. Accompanied with wood anenome and greater stichwort the woodland floor has really come into it's own. Our latest sighting of Ospreys on the River Cree at the Otter Platform is also very exciting, we are not sure...
3 May 2011
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