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  • Blog Post: August 1st 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Spoonbill - 11 on fresh marsh until mid afternoon then flew east Garganey - eclipse drake on fresh marsh, eclipse female on Patsy's reedbed Green sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh Wood sandpiper - 1 on Patsy's reedbed Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh Little stint - 1 on fresh marsh...
  • Blog Post: Saturday 1st August 2015 - Todays highlights

    Black-tailed godwits by John Hewitt Marsh harrier - 1 hunting at back of scrape Green sandpiper - 1 by Bridge Screen Ruff - 4 on scrape Little ringed plover - 4 on scrape Kingfisher - 1 on Mere pools Dunlin - 21 on scrape Snipe - 5 at back of scrape Spotted redshank - 1 in...
  • Blog Post: 1 August recent sightings: August here we come!

    Good morning. The weather has been gradually improving all week and it’s a lovely morning here at the moment. I had a walk around the reserve on a rather gloomy Thursday morning and heard a greenshank calling as it flew over the visitor centre. I also heard two kingfishers between the visitor...
  • Blog Post: Butterfly Days of Summer - 1st week in July.

    1st July. Hot weather, although thundery, made a good start for the month in that it brought out the butterflies in the sunshine: Red Admirals, Large Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Large Skippers and Peacocks could all be seen. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS. S.P x 2 - Pair of Sedge Warblers, Stonechat, Buzzard...
  • Blog Post: The Sightings...31st July

    Hello again, it's been a glorious day at Old Moor (finally) with lots of butterflies, bees, dragonflies & insects all coming out to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few of the butterflies I saw today, what a delight! A very vibrant peacock butterfly in the garden. An equally vibrant...
  • Blog Post: Dig this!

    We've been asked by some visitors recently about the lower water levels on Lilian's, Tim Jackson and Grisedale pools, as there is more mud exposed than you might normally expect in these areas. If you click on my blog from April here , then it explains all about this important management work...
  • Blog Post: July 31st 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Spoonbill - 8 on fresh marsh Crossbill - 3 juvs in trees by Fen Hide early morning only Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh Avocet - 327 on fresh marsh Golden plover - 75 on fresh marsh Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh Red kite - 1 east @ 14:15
  • Blog Post: Friday 31st July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Little grebe family by John Hewitt Hobby - 2 flew over reserve Dunlin - 26 on scrape Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape Yellow wagtail - 2 on scrape Kingfisher - 1 flew past reception hide Black-tailed godwit - 130+ on scrape Stock dove - 30 on scrape Lapwing - 100+ on scrape...
  • Blog Post: Recent Wildlife Sightings – Radipole and Lodmoor

    Birds The Lodmoor Marsh Harrier pair and their 4 fledglings have now dispersed as have the Radipole pair with 2 young. There are chicks, ducklings and cygnets about on both reserves. Oystercatchers at Lodmoor have 2 healthy chicks, Mute Swans on both sites have good numbers of cygnets with them...
  • Blog Post: Probing... A wonderful waderish word

    Well, it's what they do! We have been graced by some early returning Arctic waders in recent weeks and the most popular amongst them have been the Whimbrel with their stripy heads, Gonzo bills and whistled calls. Russ Sherriff had a great day yesterday and managed some quality images of these...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall - 31.07.2015

    I know it's only been a few days since the last one but thought it was well worth getting in the usual Friday blog and getting back on track. I hadn't been well for a few days and it was great to be back at work and catch sight of an Osprey. The bird was looking rather tatty - perhaps after...
  • Blog Post: Moby dick - great white egret!

    This morning I was attempting to count the little egrets but as it happened I was a little too early for them to all arrive on site from their roost over the river, so a quick look around brought me to Marshland hide where most of the waders had settled. There were a few little egrets just to the right...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sighting 6th to 31st July 2015

    The Hudsonian Whimbrel continued being reported up to the last week of July although has become increasingly elusive over the period, mixing with the Eurasian Whimbrel . July is predictable a quiet month for migrant birds as many are focus their efforts in rearing they offspring. As the month progress...
  • Blog Post: Beckingham's insects....

    With the lapwings now fledged off and long gone from site, it's that time of year when my attention turns more to insects. It's been fabulous to see so many butterflies on site in the last couple of weeks. The site has been full of meadow brown , gatekeeper , small tortoiseshell and peacock butterflies...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 31st July

    Yet another mixed week of weather, with below average temperatures, cool nights, showers, wind, as well as warm sunny spells to remind us of the season. Despite the weather we have had some good sightings over the week. We are pleased to see that the second bittern nest is still active from Fen Hide...
  • Blog Post: Glorious Evening!

    Hello! I've just got back from Old Moor and what a glorious evening it is! There's 'quite a lot' again so off I go. The reedbed screen has once again been very busy and a great place to spend a couple of hours or so. Visitors to the screen saw kingfishers, a little bittern in flight...
  • Blog Post: July 30th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Short eared owl - 1 hunting over the grazing meadow all day Barn owl - 1 hunting along East Trail Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh close to Island Hide Spoonbill - 6 on fresh marsh Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh Garganey - moulting female on Patsy's...
  • Blog Post: What's the porpoise of seawatching?

    This week there is a National Whale and Dolphin Watch led by the charity Seawatch Foundation. They aim to track the distribution of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the UK. Since last Saturday, volunteers have been seawatching around our coastline in search of cetaceans to add important data to...
  • Blog Post: Double-Barrelled - Sightings, 29 July.

    Hi Folks! Having perused the sightings book (virtually - thanks Liane) it looks like it was yet another busy day at Old Moor with yet another star of the reedbeds – more of that in a moment. And before I forget, the path to the Reedbed Hide is once again open, as you will work out from today’s...
  • Blog Post: July 29th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Golden oriole - male seen in trees by the visitor centre briefly at 2pm but no further sign despite searching. Curlew sandpiper - adult on the fresh marsh this morning but no further sign this afternoon Wood sandpiper - 1 on drained grazing meadow then on fresh marsh mid morning Red crested...
  • Blog Post: Pantaloons are coming again

    It looks like the weather will be fine for the weekend and even a little warmer at last, so we should be nice and dry for the Pantaloons shows at The Lodge. Just a reminder, they are performing Pride and Prejudice on Saturday at 1 pm and 6 pm and again on Sunday at 1 pm. You can book tickets from the...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday 29th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Little egrets by John Hewitt Dunlin - 12 on scrape Snipe - 1 on scrape Little ringed plover - 6 on scrape Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape Greylag goose - 60+ on scrape Ruff - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide Spotted redshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide Hobby...
  • Blog Post: 29 July recent sightings: Autumn is not too far away!

    Good afternoon. It felt really autumnal here this morning! Sadly, for those of you who like summer, autumn isn’t too far away. However, it isn’t quite here yet! Since the last time I blogged , both pairs of cranes with their young were seen last Thursday and two turtle doves flew over...
  • Blog Post: Full of Life

    The rain may of stopped for a few days and the wind has swung south westerly so at least the temperature has risen slightly. Plenty of young birds out on the marsh. Not so much Lapwings and Redshanks now with all the fledging done but bucket loads of young Whitethroats, Reed and Sedge Warblers, more...
  • Blog Post: Getting Busy for Saving Marshlands

    This April we received the fantastic news that we were awarded £45,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Saving Marshlands Wetlands Heritage and Wildlife project. The project aims to deliver more volunteering opportunities linked to heritage habitat management and people engagement in the historic...