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Nesting Swans

The new pair of swans that have been on the reserve for the last 12 months are nesting for the first time, on the fishing pond. They appear to be a young pair, the female had a very pale yellow beak when it arrived last year.hopefully they have picked a safe spot and have a […]

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Garden Birds

Unfortunately I haven’t managed to visit the N. End for a few weeks but in the meantime the garden has been the next best place. There are a few birds captured on camera through the window, in amongst the birds was one tabby cat with half its tail missing. Bri

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22nd February Snowdrop location

It’s that time of year again and the two areas of snowdrops are now out in full bloom, see the attached map. The pair of Goldeneye are still around and can normally be found on either of the two squarish ponds on the right and are easily identified when flying by the whistling sound of […]

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Friday 15th January

Passing the horse field on the way back coincided with high tide, where there were quite a few Redshank feeding, see a couple of photos attached. Over the past few weeks we have been listening to a Woodpecker having a good go at one of the bird boxes behind the seat, but the other day, […]

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Saturday 9th January

The Ponds are all frozen now and the ducks have gone, two swans which have now adopted this area, older male and younger female, still with a lighter colour beak, see photos taken on first square pond. A Few photos taken at feeders, a jay with peanut, three are regular visitors, other of a Robin […]

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Frozen ponds

With this cold snap the ponds have been gradually freezing over and there is only one remaining with a small water hole, where all the ducks gather each day, see the attached photos. Three additional Swans arrived on the long pond yesterday but had gone today, how did they manage to take off? it took […]

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Thursday 31st December

The full moon was on the 30th, but on the 29th we had a glimpse just before it set north of the Isle of Man and the colour was brilliant orange/red, see photos , unfortunately only taken with a phone. Then later that day it was caught again just after sunset. Today we set the […]

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Christmas Eve

A very welcomed change, from the constant drowning every day, a beautiful sunrise, see attached photos. The blackbirds have now arrived in force at the feeders, often count up to 20, the attached photo of three blackbirds was taken just after a Sparrow Hawk carried out an attack fly through, scaring all the birds, and […]

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Tuesday 1st December

What a great sunrise to start the first day of December, attached are a couple of photos taken just 17 seconds apart and they show how quick the intensity of the sunrise changes. Also attached are a few shots of birds landing on Geoff’s bench, and they all have the same technique, stretching their legs […]

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Saturday 28th November

The weather has been a bit kinder this week, see the sunrise over the Airfield, at the feeders it has been really busy, the Bullfinches have returned but one of the males has severe growth of fungus on both legs. Lynne, Bob and Bri