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  • Blog Post: A Winter’s afternoon on Campfield - 13th December 2014

    A Winter’s afternoon on Campfield - 13 th December 2014 On a clear frosty afternoon much of the water on the Reserve was frozen. A walk round the ‘loop’ elicited a small flock of finches over the arable fields and a Buzzard flying beyond. Frozen pool by the 'broken'...
  • Forum Thread: Wren and other small garden birds

    Cold but dry day; took these pics of a Wren from the window overlooking front garden area. I heard the Wren earlier as I was sorting the feeders out so came back inside, played the sound of a Wren on my iPhone and it appeared within a minute ! Blackbird next - assuming this is a juvenile...
  • Forum Thread: A Brief Visit To Lingfield

    Last night I stayed with friends in Lingfield after we had seen Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis) performing live in Brighton. They have a very large garden with surrounding woodland, so there is no shortage of bird life. This morning I spent a few hours taking photos of the various visitors. Most...
  • Forum Thread: LEIGHTON MOSS - part 2

    During our epic adventure around L.Moss we saw many species of birds and wildlife so here is the second part (photos) of what we saw yesterday. Wild rabbit and dozens of pheasants as we explored the whole length of the Causeway past the Public and as far as the Lower hide before heading to the main...
  • Forum Thread: Latest visit to Leighton Moss & Morecambe Bay

    Another lovely day out on Thursday (26th June) wandering around Leighton Moss and Morcambe Bay rspb. After a very quiet 8.30am arrival things started to pick up after a couple of hours and we managed to see a lot of different species of birds, wildlife and insects, from Marsh Harriers and Red Deer, to...
  • Blog Post: Further recollections of May

    6th May A sunny warmer day with a slight breeze blowing, brought forth a single Siskin and a male Bullfinch feeding in the hamlet gardens. Reports of a good flock of Barnacles ( plus a leucistic) still on the marshes at Rockcliffe, with a common Swift at Burgh. Male Bullfinch 7th May A...
  • Forum Thread: Pheasants, R.L.Partridges & friends

    A mix of photos taken front and back garden in the last couple of days; we still have the pair of Mallards (only mostly at nightime now), the pair of Pheasants plus another male Pheasant on his own, the pair of Red Legged Partridges and most of the finches, tits, Robins, Blackbirds, etc.... Mrs Penelope...
  • Forum Thread: Dunnock & Friends

    A few pics of various garden birds from the last two days and I was pleased to get a few pics of the elusive Dunnock who was interested in the live mealworms lol Blackbird and taking two mealies to the female and probable nesting area :) rain soaked day :( Bullfinches ...
  • Forum Thread: My Trip Up North (30-03-14 Part One)

    Here's part one of the second day of my trip to Cheshire and beyond. We took in RSPB Conwy, Point of Ayr (had we found it) and RSPB Burton Mere (briefly). We also sought out St. Mary's Church in Caerhun, where we hoped we might see Hawfinches. Initially we went past it and up into Snowdonia National...
  • Forum Thread: Another grey day at Slimbridge

    Yesterday was a tremendously grey day at Slimbridge, but I went along with an ex colleague who needed cheering up. The close up pictures didn't suffer too much but anything at a reasonable distance took a fair old hammering For the second Kingfisher sequence I even sacrificed reach for light and...
  • Forum Thread: Thank goodness I ignored the forecast today but it was raining Buzzards !!

    I opted to ignore the forecast of constant rain showers and windy conditions today and so glad I did !!! not a drop of rain and no breeze to speak of and to think I would have missed the following birds ............. Buzzard - one overhead by River Weaver and a 2nd Buzzard by Neumann's Flash ...
  • Forum Thread: Photos from Saturday (garden birds)

    Sorry I am late posting up the rest of the photos from Saturday in the garden; the Redwings and Song Thrush took the limelight so I never got to put the other photos up for you so here goes ................ I won't bother naming them as I am sure you all know the regular garden birds !
  • Forum Thread: good spot for raised pond?

    we are going to be using this spot for a raised pond, any tips of things to include in or around it? its at the side garden on the right side of our house, next to the sheds and it gets quite a bit of sun during summer..x thanks xx
  • Forum Thread: activity in nest box?

    woaahh think i just saw a blue tit coming out 1 of my nest boxes!! yay can i do anything to make em feel comfortable enough to actually nest? i think they already might be yaaayyyy
  • Forum Reply: nest boxes...these r mine? any suggestions? good places for them or bad? at the bottom is pic of my garden.......where do you think i should put another nest box? the 1st 1 to give me a suggestion that i like i will put the box just where u say and even pu

    this is my garden x So far i think these look very nice and fit in really nicely in my garden xxxxx. I`d still take any advice about nesting birds plus tips about nest boxes xx
  • Forum Thread: nest boxes......positions in my garden........what does everybody think??

    So far i think these look very nice and fit in really nicely in my garden xxxxx. I`d still take any advice about nesting birds plus tips about nest boxes xx
  • Forum Reply: remebered pic now lol too many bird houses/nest boxes? any tips please.....pic of garden enclosed x

    again this is a pic of my garden, does anyone have advice on where the best place for a couple more bird houses/nest boxes would be? or is there a risk of having too many? i also have a side garden thats not visible on the pic but its about half the size of this 1 and is surrounded by the same fence...
  • Forum Thread: The Birds in our Garden

    Our garden’s very busy, the birds fly to and fro, we don’t know where they come from and we don’t know where they go . The blue tits come in little groups and eat up all the seeds, the dunnocks and the blackbirds are rooting through the weeds. The great tits are on the feeders...
  • Forum Thread: feeder worry, any advice on different or best feeders(in yr opinion).

    i currently have a feeding station with 3 hanging feeders, fat feeder hooks (without nets i might add) and a roofed bird table which i feed the birds from in my garden. they both get used regularly and would like any advice on another kind to get......i was thinking about a open table feeder or something...
  • Forum Thread: natural food advice??

    i am still happily feeding bird seed variations to my garden visitors but would like any advice on trying some natural foods? i have been given lots of ideas like bacon and meat roast fat strips, obviously bread and others.....anyone got anything they`ve tried and had luck with? someone recently told...
  • Forum Thread: camera opinion.....is this model any good?

    i`m considering the Fujifilm finepix S2000HD camera......is it any good does anyone know? or recommend another?
  • Blog Post: January Snow

    Afternoons are slowly stretching out and love is in air with wigeon and mallard busy with courtship displays. The nest boxes have been emptied of last years nests ready to welcome new occupants shortly – but it is still very much winter. The reserve is blanketed in snow and the numerous water bodies...
  • Blog Post: Just when I thought the snow had gone...

    It comes back and blankets the reserve again! Hopefully the snow shouldn't last for long this time. Finger crossed. I thought things were almost starting to get back to normal: at the weekend the whole car park was finally free of snow making it the most accessible it has been in the past two...
  • Blog Post: Autumn Time at Kinnordy

    You can tell it's autumn time again here at Kinnordy; fallen leaves litter the paths and any leaves left on the trees have started to turn. It makes a beautiful scene from the hides and along the paths, seeing all those red and golden tones. What's even better is that now some of the willow scrub...
  • Blog Post: A retrospective look at June on the reserve.

    The last in a short series of diaries about birds on the reserve from Ken Croft. Hopefully, in the future we'll round of the previous month with one of his summaries..! "In a month with no real highlights here are the highlights. A Little Grebe dropped in on 30th, Grey Herons were regular...