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What's been about?
Hello all Thought you might appreciate a small update on unusual and less unusual sightings we've had lately on the reserve. First and arguably foremost.. Kingfishers! Our pair settled down to incubate their first clutch on the 8th April, and have been spotted changing over at roughly 2 hourly...
21 Apr 2016
More Signs of Spring
Yes, OK. Looking out of the window with yet more snowflakes floating down, you might be forgiven for thinking that Thursday's hailing of spring was a bit premature. But on Friday we had another sign that things are indeed changing. Over by the East Hide a wheatear was spotted. Slightly earlier...
18 Mar 2013
Fantastic marsh harriers and avocets
Well the marsh harriers and the avocets have been stealing the show this week. Out of the two, it has to be the marsh harrier that tops it. Watching them from reception has been absolutely amazing. We now have at least 7 birds taking over the territory between xerox and townend. Best viewed from reception...
31 Mar 2011
Spring in the air
What an absolutely fabulous day today! Sunny, mild, virtually no wind. Defintiely feels like spring has arrived. Plenty of good indicators in the natural world too. Small tortoiseshell butterflies now flitting about in a few places, and I saw a couple of bumblebees out and about. Strong coconut scent...
22 Mar 2011
It's all happening right now
Migration. Don't you just love it? The unpredictability. The stories of incredible journeys and survival against the odds. Best of all, is the knowledge that the season's are changing and the natural world is still alive and waiting to spring its next surprise upon us. OK, so maybe not everything...
30 Mar 2011
Busy, busy, busy. Too much to see and not enough time
Wow, there's just so much happening at Minsmere - and we haven't even got to May yet! After yesterday's stone-curlew was spotted from the approach road, another was located on the Konik Field, where it showed well all afternoon. Although they are waders, stone-curlews are rarely seen near...
30 Apr 2010
Is spring finally around the corner?
After one of the slowest starts to spring migration on record, we finally heard our first chiffchaff of the spring yesterday. This is almost three weeks later than the usual first arrival date. Given the cold weather that's probably not a surprise, and providing they start to flood in over the next...
2 Apr 2013
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