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Last few Days

At the end of April we had a few Holly Blue butterflies passing through the garden, not seen any for a few days but there will be another hatch later in the year. On most days, at the end of the long pond, on one of the fence posts sits a Woodpigeon, it’s probably has […]

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New Life

With all the daily update of bad news, it’s refreshing to see life elswhere still goes on as normal, New lambs, new calf, and a new Mallard family. Lynne and Bri

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Action on the long pond

Lynne and myself now do an early morning walk as far as the reserve and this morning the long pond was very popular, with at least three pairs of Canadas, one pair already nesting, three Herons, one lonely Swan, a pair of Oystercatchers plus a female Tufted on one island, and close by in the […]

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Early Natterjack Spawning

Attached are a few photos Bob took on his exercise walk last Wednesday, it shows two Toads laying a string, normally they would have finished and disappeared before daylight and for Walney, it’s very early in the season, last year was also early but the laying was followed by a very dry spell and none […]

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Woodpigeon building nest

Now spending more time in the garden and a few days ago noticed a couple of Woodpigeon in one of the bushes and today they started building a nest. A few years ago woodpigeon would never visit a garden but today they can be seen everywhere. Have attached a few photos. Bri

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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. […]