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Sunday 22nd March

In the last blogs we have commented on the lack of ducks on the ponds, but over the last week a pair of Goldeneye have been seen on one of the small pond and the long pond, they are very shy and easily spooked, see attached photo. Also on the long pond a pair of […]

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Wednesday 4th March

We have seen Skylarks for the first time this year and today one was sat on a fence post have a good twitter, without even having an account. After some trees were cut down in Feb 2017, smaller pieces were mulched and the larger sections laid on top and now there are some very nice […]

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Sunday 1st March

Except for the activity around the feeder area it is still very quiet on the reserve, lots of mud and water. Hoping for a bit more nourishment, Brian has moved the cattle from the southern pen to north of the last gate. Have attached a few shots taken over the last week. Bob and Bri

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Friday 21st February

Such a nice day yesterday, paid a visit to the feeders, all the Niger, Mixed Seed and Suet containers were empty but there were still some peanuts and fat balls and they were being hit by Blue and Great Tits. On the ground were a few other varieties picking up the residue. On the way […]

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Paths under water

The reserve is suffering with excess water but not as bad as other parts of the country, we have been very lucky here. Every where is water logged and the rain has nowhere to go, we need a few dry days to allow it to drain away but that looks unlikely in the near future. […]

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Road Closed

The path past the chalet park has now eroded to such an extent, barriers were erected yesterday, to prevent access and this morning we found them open. As can be seen by the photos, the remaining path is extremely narrow and is undercut, it requires a more substantial barrier before it disappears completely. Attached is […]

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Storm Ciara damage 10th Feb

It must have been frightening listening to the storm last night, especially in the Chalets next to the road, no large pebbles were thrown up onto the road but further along, immediately past the reinforcement rocks, it certainly ravaged the rough path, see photos. There is still enough room for a car to drive up, […]

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Blackbirds fight over food

Attached are a few sequence shots from a video, two blackbirds fighting for food. Bri

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Sunday 19th January

We have lots of birds at the feeders,and just for a change we recorded them feeding on Geoff’s seat in slow motion, see attached video taken with a phone resting on the Slow motion video Geoff’s seat 19th Jan 2020.mp4 seat, it’s not the greatest quality but it gives a better view of how they […]

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12th January 2020

Not much has changed on the ponds, still quite a few mallards and occasionally three to six Tufted, we have not seen the usual winter visitors, Mergansers or Pintail. A lone male Swan has been a recent visitor, it could be the partner of the one that died last year. The Bullfinch numbers at the […]