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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...
11 Apr 2013
trip to old moor rspb revealed these, taken with compact cam xxxx
31 Mar 2013
sparrow-hawk blurry but recognisable :(
today i went to Old Moor and was barely able to get any decent pictures of anything.....i was sat in Tree Sparrow Garden and the heavens started to open.....the following photos are blurry but recognisable. there were a couple of decent 1s but only of a pheasant, a coot and a bullfinches backside lol...
18 Mar 2013
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?
18 Mar 2013
Saltholme Recent Sightings: 8th – 14th March 2013
Hi, On Sunday 10 th our WeBS team journeyed into the snow showers to count all the wetland birds present on the reserve. Some quality birds were found including 3x Bittern , 2x Smew and a Jack Snipe . The survey also highlighted the huge quantity of birds on the reserve for example 1654x Wigeon ,...
16 Mar 2013
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
10 Mar 2013
Saltholme Recent Sightings: 22nd – 28th February 2013
Hi, As we progress towards spring a greater number of plants and animals are starting to express breeding behaviour. Out on the lakes this is portrayed by displaying Great Crested Grebes , in the reedbeds Water Rails are beginning to squeal like pigs as they establish territories and on the grassland...
2 Mar 2013
Saltholme Recent Sightings: 15th – 21st February 2013
Hi, Has anyone else noticed the increase in bird song during the last week? Perhaps stimulated by the glorious sunshine, Skylark , Blackbird , Robin , Wren , Chaffinch , Dunnock and Wood Pigeon have been noted warming up their vocal chords. A few new birds arrived during the week, with the fine...
22 Feb 2013
Recent Sightings - 13-21 February
It’s been another fantastic week at the reserve with beautiful weather, loads of visitors and some “first of the year” bird sightings. The number of species seen this year is now up to 85. The highlights of the week include a drake smew , which finally arrived on 21 February and is...
22 Feb 2013
Saltholme Recent Sightings: 8th – 14th February 2013
Hi, February’s WeBS count was undertaken during the week. I was allocated the Haverton circuit which incorporates all the pools you can see in front of the Haverton Viewpoint and adjacent Allotment pool. Setting off from the Visitor Centre I was hoping to get Red-Throated Diver (a WeBS MEGA...
15 Feb 2013
Recent Sightings - 6-12 February
Hello from snow-covered Lochwinnoch! It’s beautiful today – everything is covered in a white layer and there’s a lot of birds on the feeders. Despite the snow, our brave contractors are working hard to finish habitat project on time. The rest of the week was very exciting too, with...
13 Feb 2013
Recent Sightings - 29 January - 5 February
What a beautiful day at Lochwinnoch! After a miserable week, the sun is finally shining and it’s nice and warm. Even though it was a rainy and windy week, wildlife didn’t disappoint us and we had several “first of the year” sightings, bringing the number of species seen this year...
6 Feb 2013
The Month Passed, the Month to Come
I’ve checked, I’ve doubled checked, I’ve asked around the office and, as it turns out, it really is the end of January already! It seems mere moments ago that we were all gathered around Christmas trees, watching the Queen in 3D and peeling ourselves out of our beds at some late hour...
31 Jan 2013
Recent Sightings - 23-28 January
It’s been raining a lot recently and water level at the Aird Meadow is very high, giving us a taste of what it is going to look like when the habitat work is completed. If you haven’t been to the reserve recently you might be very surprised how quickly the works are progressing! It was also...
30 Jan 2013
The Washes in winter
The Nene Washes are amazing all year round, but there's nothing quite like the din from a flock of plovers and ducks when it's flooded... Taken at Eldernell.
26 Mar 2010
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