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  • Blog Post: Wondrous waders

    Kevin and I have just been down to the Eric Morecambe hide and it has been epic for waders! 14 curlew sandpipers were on the Allen pool, with three of them coming up close to the hide! There was also a beautiful ruff, feeding on the edge of the Allen pool. There were lots of redshanks and a spotted redshank...
  • Blog Post: Sightings

    Hello Despite this afternoons change in the weather it has been a good day. As we now have islands and shallow areas from the tern hide i took the oppertunity to put some water on to the draper to wet up the scrape there as the water level has been low all summer and it has got quite dry. This...
  • Blog Post: There's a time for waders

    Hi everyone, A few days ago, I blogged about staggering journeys . Saltholme is like Heathrow for birds - and things are really hotting up now. Now's the time to see all sorts of waders dropping in. This wood sandpiper has been in front of the Phil Stead hide since Sunday. As well as...
  • Blog Post: doing the obelisk

    On the heath over the last few days have been a number of black darter dragonflies - they have an amusing way of avoiding sunburn (or whatever it is they are doing) and it is called the obelisk position. It is a handstand, as far as I can tell - shame it isn't an olympic sport. Black darter was first...
  • Blog Post: April, or May?

    Spring is very much in progress here due to the very warm weather - nightingales are singing all around the nature trail, cuckoos are cuckoo-ing and two of our later-arriving migrants, the lesser whitethroat and garden warbler, are 'in' now. A common crane dropped in to the reserve on sunday...
  • Blog Post: Waders, warblers, butterflies

    Still a selection of passage waders on the north brooks - greenshank, green sandpiper, common sandpiper and little ringed plover present this morning. Several lesser whitethroat, whitethroat, willow warblers and chiffchaffs in the scrub around the trail. Yesterday an adult male and juvenile female...
  • Blog Post: 11.7.12

    Still plenty water on site, despite our attempts at getting rid of some. The recent passage of various waders continues - black-tailed godwits, green sandpipers, greenshank, little ringed plovers and common sandpipers. On the the larger pools on the north brooks a few teal and shoveler are present, along...
  • Blog Post: Marsh harrier on time

    At least one juvenile marsh harrier was hunting across the south brooks yesterday morning - this is typical August bird for us here and this one was right on cue. If previous years are anything to go by, it will stay around for some weeks. A young cuckoo was also present yesterday, eating cinnabar caterpillars...
  • Blog Post: Wood sand

    A wood sandpiper was on the north brooks yesterday evening (per Gordon Beck) - also present several green and common sandpipers, 3 greenshank, redshank and 2 little ringed plover. Barn owl was hunting from about 20.00 and 3 common terns dropped in briefly (per David Andrews).