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New floating pontoon

Last week Bob bumped into two Natural England reps who were on site to install a floating pontoon for waders etc to nest on, well away from any predators. He thought it was going on the long pond but next day it was found in the middle of the first square pond, I think this […]

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Holly Blue 24th April

While sitting in the garden enjoying the warm sunshine and watching the butterflies,mostly large and small whites settling on the odd flower, a couple of small blue passed through and one settled long enough to take a photo. It turned out to be a Holly Blue, see attached photo, I then checked my records for […]

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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 […]