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  • Blog Post: And the book was a bit bare today...

    Hello, the book was a bit bare today but here goes... From the Tree Sparrow Farm there were sightings of a brambling, redwing, yellowhammer and there was a vole seen in the pond there. On Wath Ings there was a sighting of 9 whooper swans and a snipe. Whooper swans are wonderful birds so that must...
  • Blog Post: January 31st 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Unsurprisingly, all the the highlights were this morning before the wind, rain and sleet set in!! Snow bunting - 12 west along beach Ruff - 17 on fresh marsh Water pipit - 1 on drained grazing meadow pool with 3 rock pipits Bittern - 1 from Fen Hide late morning Avocet - 7 on fresh marsh...
  • Blog Post: Friday, 30th Jan

    This week saw the return of the White-tailed Eagles , spotted on Reed Bower last Sunday, together with colder more wintery conditions. The frozen pools meant fewer birds around on the wetland area, however Vane Bay remained unfrozen. On the 26th, two female and three male Scaup were in the bay...
  • Blog Post: 31 January recent sightings: It's getting lighter!

    Good morning. Apologies for the slight delay in providing some recent sightings, I have had a busy week. Fortunately, the reserve has also been busy with wildlife as well! Starting on Monday, a great white egret was on the washland along with three wigeons . A drake pintail was also present, which...
  • Blog Post: Nearly 5pm closing time again... :)

    Hello, as the title suggests, we're almost back to Old Moor closing at 5pm, from this Sunday, 1st Feb, we will close at 5pm ....big cheer everyone, an hour longer on our fav reserve! :) The big news from the sightings book today is that a bittern has been booming again. It was heard from the reedbed...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 23 - 29 January 2015

    Hello and welcome to this weeks sightings. A blustery and chilly few days didn't deter our visitors and certainly didn't hold the birds back. Highlight of the week was a brief and distant rough-legged buzzard that was picked out on the far sea bank by our very own hawk eye. It was the photograph...
  • Blog Post: Recent January sightings.

    The weather has been so changeable this week with it feeling rather balmy and spring like on Tuesday to the snowy infused wind gusts of Thursday. The wildlife doesn’t know whether to sing for territory or fight over scraps of frozen food! When it has felt more Spring like, the impact on the...
  • Blog Post: January 30th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Hen harrier - ringtail hunting over saltmarsh this morning Bittern - several sightings again today. Birds being seen daily from Fen Hide at the moment Woodcock - 1+ in scrub but elusive Water pipit - 1 on drained grazing meadow pool Barn owl - 1 hunting along East Trail this afternoon
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 30 January

    Wow where did that month go! This week has seen a mix of bright sunshine and snow showers, today started at -2 and was very frosty, but cleared to reveal a beautiful big blue sky, lovely. The typical winter birds are still present in much the same numbers, with redwing and fieldfare numbers increasing...
  • Blog Post: Nesting and warbling: recent sightings

    The balcony feeding station came down on Monday as we bid goodbye to Big Garden Birdwatch for the year. Some of the regular birds returned for a few days and looked a little bereft that their dinner had gone missing, but they’ve grown used to the feeders being down in the Wildlife Garden again...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall - 30.01.2015

    Plenty of testing weather on the reserve this week with high winds, driving rain, hail and snow to deal with but none the less we're making plenty of progress. The view from the 1st platform will reveal that work has started on the Avalon hide to the left of the Central Wood. Telegraph poles have...
  • Blog Post: King of the Roe deer

    At this time of year when the wind blows from the high arctic and the snow lies on the ground the roe deer just look superb particularly the bucks who's antlers are now fully formed but still coated with a thick layer of velvet . This superb male ran past the Konik ponies and a fox this morning with...
  • Blog Post: Snow on Sandy

    We arrived at The Lodge this morning to find much more snow than we expected. It seems that most of the areas south of us had none at all, but I went out with the camera this morning so I have proof of how white it was here! Although the feeders are busy and bustling with lots of chaffinches, tits...
  • Blog Post: Continuing a theme...

    A young Peregrine was having a whale of a time out on the pools today and was practicing his hunting skills of all the terrified wildfowl. Bob Cooper was in the right place to get some wonderful shots. You can feel the speed and adrenaline of the massed flight.... and no he did not catch anything! ...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 24th to 29th January 2015

    Brent goose – twenty on Burrowes pit on 25 th . Pintail – forty-eight on Burrowes pit from Makepeace hide on 29 th . Goldeneye – on Burrowes and ARC pits on 29 th . Smew – eight redheads and one drake on Burrowes pit and some redheads on ARC on 29 th . Goosander...
  • Blog Post: January 29th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Water pipit - 1 on drained grazing meadow pool Spotted redshank - 2 on fresh marsh Bittern - 2 from Fen Hide Barn owl - 2 hunting at dusk Hunting barn owl by Andy Thompson Bullfinch - 4 feeding along the Fen Trail
  • Blog Post: Brambling Ramblings - Sightings 29 Jan.

    Hi Folks! What a strange day it’s been. Snow showers then thaw and bright sunshine followed by yet more snow. Apparently Old Moor has had a quiet day with only a flurry of visitors even though the weather there wasn’t so bad at all and I bet it looked incredible too! My thanks to the charming...
  • Blog Post: Windswept Wildfowl

    With dark clouds, howling wind and driving rain and hail it was not a great start to the day (and please do not ask me about my journey in) but the afternoon was actually rather nice, if not a bit breezy and the windblown wildfowl out on Purfleet Scrape were once again shining in the sunshine. ...
  • Blog Post: What's about at Coombes: A Wintery Wander

    Our guest blogger Paul tells us about his woodland wonderings through the reserve. If your wondering what's about at Coombes, read on... What’s about at Coombes: A Wintery Wander Just a quick walk through Coombes Valley to stretch my legs and get some fresh air in my lungs. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Minsmere is number one

    That's what you tell us anyway. We're now rated as the number one visitor attraction in Suffolk according to Trip Advisor , with 97% of reviews rating Minsmere at least four out of five. We really enjoy reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Many reviews thank our amazing volunteer guides and reception...
  • Blog Post: More snow coming...

    Hello, more snow is on the way it seems, it has already started where I am and maybe it has for you too. Top up those feeders & put water out too, the birds are very hungry & always need water... :) Lauren kindly emailed me the sightings today so our thanks go to her. Here they are in all...
  • Blog Post: January 28th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Much quieter day on the reserve today with squally showers and a strong northerly wind. Spotted redshank - 3 on Volunteer Marsh Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh Ruff - 20 on fresh marsh Avocet - 3 on fresh marsh Bullfinch - at least 4 feeding along the trails near Fen Hide
  • Blog Post: A rapturous roost

    A bus mans holiday on Sunday afternoon produced seven superb species of raptor amongst a host of other nice birds over the weekend and into the early part of the week . Strangely enough some of my best bird species and photo's at the weekend were gained as I drove into the reserve giving the old...
  • Blog Post: Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

    Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend If the build up week to the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend didn’t produce the goods, we had hope that the the bird identification sessions, birdwatching walks and not to mention the bird ringing demonstrations would turn up trumps over the weekend. Well, the build...
  • Blog Post: January is a good month to see wintering geese on the Solway

    Good flocks of Barnacle and Pink-footed Geese can be seen on the pastures and saltmarshes of the Solway Estuary throughout January and February. Although Barnacles arrive in their thousands here on the Solway from Spitsbergen in mid October and stay at least until the end of March and beyond - the Pinks...