Wednesday, 25 April 2012

                                          A Heron pays the village quarter a visit.                    

Western Power helicopter over the reserve,checking the pylons hubs for insulation 'hotspots'.........

Lovely snap of a grasshopper warbler (so called because of the sound it makes) taken on Sunday- bringing the total number of bird species ringed to 26. Many thanks Steve Mullins for the photo.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Pete Blanchard Photo's taken on 12th April

Many thanks to Pete for sending in lovely photos of a Chiffchaff, Bullfinch and Heron in flight.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Great Crested Grebe: On main pool since April 1st. Photo John Rickard.
Speckled Wood: The butterfly transect has kicked off so hopefully more to report in the coming weeks. Photo taken by John Rickard.
The heron was very obliging as it walked closely in front of the north pools hide while we were having our lunch break after a busy morning on the reserve. Photo- Nick White.
A very rare picture of a water vole taken during the Easter weekend. We are planning on putting this image out on the reserve to highlight the importance of the rhyne and to encourge some dog walkers to assist with miminimising disturbance to the wildlife that live in it.
Many thanks for the lovely photographs.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

GS Woodpecker - P. House

Cettis - P. House

Redkite flyover (North Pools)- R. Holbrook

Marsh Tit- Walton Common

We are really excited about the ringing that has been taking place on the reserve. The migrant season should just be starting to take off so given our location next to the estuary we could have some very interesting arrivals - although the regular visitors are also a very welcome sight. Finding out what birds are using the reserve is invaluable for managing the habitat properly. More fantastic ringing pics to follow.

Have a lovely Easter weekend!