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  • Blog Post: Keep an eye out for kestrels

    Hi everyone, One of our usual breeding birds is the kestrel . We get great views of these fabulous birds of prey as they usually breed in one of the boxes that we have onsite - either on the pylon at the Kingfisher hide, by the car park, or maybe even in one of the owl boxes seen from the Draper hide...
  • Blog Post: A hunting we shall go...

    Morning all, How are you today? I hope you are all having a nice weekend! :) Like them or not, foxes are fascinating creatures. Keith Bedford managed to get these amazing pictures of the fox hunting the other day, have a look - What a brilliant series of pictures!
  • Blog Post: More fox pictures...

    Love them or hate them foxes are around occasionally. Keith Bedford managed to get these cracking shots the other day: Wildlife doesn't follow the instructions... like the black headed gulls didn't use the black headed gull island! These are logs we use in our minibeats...
  • Blog Post: Great grey shrike picture!

    Keith Bedford managed to get these pictures of the great grey shrike : So it's still there, it's been moving around a bit - it started on the main path between the Ashby and Lagoon hides, then far end of the lagoon seen from the Tern hide, then across to near the Kingfisher hide,...
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - Monday 7 May 2012

    Afternoon everyone, How are you? Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Just thought I would let you know some of the wildlife highlights of the day... The kingfishers have been showing nicely today. The Gadwall hide the pair have been quite active, it seems they have decided on a hole, and are doing...
  • Blog Post: Watervole - July 2012

    Hi everyone, how are you? You know when you are walking to the Kingfisher hide ... you turn left off the main path and walk onto the little D shaped section of path that takes you to the Kingfisher hide, and onto a bridge? Well if you stand on that bridge and look down the stream towards...
  • Blog Post: Weasel from last weekend

    Morning everyone, How are you today? Last weekend (Saturday 28 and Sunday 28 January) there was a weasel running around outside the Rye Meads visitor centre this morning, in and out of a brash pile by the pond dipping area and visiting our feeding station. Keith Bedford managed to get get these...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife highlights - 2 June 2012

    Hello everyone, I thought I would tell you some of the highlights recently... There are two pairs of little ringed plover investigating the scrape at the Draper hide. Lovely picture by Brian Bishop The other day there was a pair of redshank around on the Draper as well - keep an eye out! There...
  • Blog Post: It's our birthday - help us celebrate! 9 September

    It's our birthday - help us celebrate! The visitors centre is 10 years old this year and we are going to have a birthday party! And you are all invited! Plase come along and help us celebrate! On Sunday 9 September we are going to have an open day! We'll have lots of stalls - below...
  • Blog Post: Councillors see the benefits of learning outdoors!

    Morning all! You know, I really should learn to save drafts of these blogs... this is the second time I've written this! It all went wrong yesterday! (Fingres crossed this time) I wanted to tell you about the exciting event we held last month. On Friday 24 June we hosted a special visit from...
  • Blog Post: Behind the scenes - management work in January

    Morning everyone, I hope that you are well. I just wanted to let you know what has been going on behind the scenes at the reserve, management wise! Here at Rye Meads we have a great team of volunteers that go outside and keep the reserve looking great - we call these our management team. All the...
  • Blog Post: The People at Rye Meads - Keith

    Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. So, welcome to the next "People at Rye Meads" blog post! You know, there is more to a nature reserve than just the nature! There are just under 100 volunteers and staff that keep this fantastic nature reserve in shape! So this is where you...
  • Blog Post: We had an MEP visit the other day!

    On 13 July MEP Richard Howitt visited Rye Meads, along with Sacha Cleminson Head of the RSPB's International Biodiversity Policy Unit ! Keith Bedford (one of our Lead Volunteers) and Vicky Buckel (Assistant Site Manager at Rye Meads) took Richard and Sacha around the reserve to look at our fabulous...
  • Blog Post: 10th Birthday Bash - fledging, stands, stalls, best frocks and The Urban Birder

    Morning all How are you? So I posted a couple of pictures I took over our 10th Birthday Bash, but I thought I would give you a few more pictures and tell you all that happened over the weekend! So the exciting news was that the baby kingfishers at the Kingfisher hide fledged that morning...
  • Blog Post: Fish release

    Afternoon all! How are you? I hope you are enjoying this lovely day. Last week we released about a thousand rudd into one of the lagoons. We added them to increase the number of fish on site for the fish eating birds, especially the wintering bitterns. Picture by Keith Bedford This is...
  • Blog Post: Yesterday's highlights: Saturday 24 March 2012

    Hi everyone, How are you this morning? I thought I would let you know some of the highlights from yesterday - We had great views of little gull from the Tern hide. Little gulls are a small, dainty gull. Adults in summer have black heads, while young birds have a black mark on each wing...
  • Blog Post: The start of something (that will be) wonderful...

    This afternoon two of our volunteers (Keith and Tom) started something, I 'helped' too by saying helpful motivational things (like "you don't want to put that there" or "thats not level" teehee) They have made the base of a wildlife 'feature' in the garden....
  • Blog Post: Love passage waders challenge

    We need your help! We want to win the Golden Wellie ! Let me start at the beginning... Passage waders play a very important role in providing us with a measure of how effective our wetland management is. Areas that are carefully managed will provide feeding and breeding areas for many wading...
  • Blog Post: Great grey shrike pictures from Sat

    Hi everyone. You may have seen Joan's blog post about the great grey shrike on Saturday 27 February. Well I have some pictures that I thought you might like to see, but I will start from the beginning of the story.... So on Saturday 18 February we spotted a grey grey shrike on the reserve...