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5th MARCH

Posted by Ian Lovely sunny day,walked northwards along the beach round to scarth,never seen the wreck (Anastasia) so exposed.Cut up through the dunes and found a thrushes anvil with hundreds of banded snail remains,there have been a lot of migrant thrushes this year. Carried on through the dunes and as I passed through the last […]

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Beached Bird Survey 28th Feb

Posted by Ian Usual suspects—Bri, Ian,Bill and Geof tramped in two teams –Earnse Bay to Scarth and Teasdale Road to scarth. Met for lunch and compared bird finds, Brian and Ian 4 Bill and Geof 0,which was four more than we found last time. Don’t think this is a good sign,just think there are more […]

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PM Mon 27th Feb

More postings by Ian Wet ‘Orrible’ afternoon but rewarded by the sight of a roebuck with two does by the reed bed (due to fawn April/early May). Common toads on their way to the ponds—early this year usually second week in March

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Sunday/Monday 26th/27th February

Posted by Ian Sunday–walking along the west side of the reserve came across a freshly killed fox,guessed by the size it was a vixen. This is the second fox I have come across in the last few weeks.Are they being killed on the reserve or being washed up ?. Monday—watched a fox cross infront of […]

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Bird Count

Hi, bird count for Monday 20th Feb.– At the long pond it was quiet again with 2 swans and the white mallard and a few other mallards. At the north feeder 2M-1F bullfinch, 3 great tits, 4 robins, 2M-1F reed buntings, 7 chaffinch, 3M-1F blackbirds, 3 dunnocks and 14 greenfinch. Quiet here also in numbers […]

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Sunday February 19th

Posted by Ian & Brian Busy day today—-the triangular owl box on the black pole near the field has been falling into disrepair for a while and the nice sunny day created a good opportunity to replace it with a nice shiny new one. Passed through the airfield with the box and equipment at 12-30pm […]

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Bird Count

Hi, a heron took flight from the fishing pond and settled at the long pond but not for long as it took flight again as we approached. The white mallard and 12 other mallards and the 2 swans had breakfast with Bri. At the north end of the pond were 2M-1F tufted ducks which later […]

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Feb 14th Valentines Day

Another overcast day, no roses or chocolates for the birds on this site, just the usual seed and nuts. Very quiet on the feeders today numbers were very low:- 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit 1 F Bullfinch, 2M 2F Blackbirds, 2 Greenfinch, 2M 2f Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Magpie, 4 robins, 1 dunnock, and […]

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Monday 13th February

This morning was overcast and a bit drizzly, Blackcombe has been decapitated. Bob not present today so no bird count, hope to do better tomorrow, a few goldfinch on feeders see pic, good to watch them squabbling. Also watched the super submarine striker (male tufted), same profile as yesterday, would submerge about 10 foot from […]

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Sightings and Bird Count

Hi, the ice has nearly all gone from the long pond and Brian was feeding the 2 swans, 14 mallards and 2 pairs of tufted ducks. The swans and mallards were nigh in a feeding frenzy with the bread being thrown to them in the shallow water. When one of the male tufted ducks dived […]