Summer Splendours

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Some of the latest summer splendours!

Protecting Tern Island!

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This morning, two of our Wardens ventured out onto the mere (in our new boat), to place roof tiles on Tern Island. The purpose of these tiles is to provide the young terns and black headed gulls (which have just returned for the summer) with somewhere to hide from predators (a technique used on other nature […]

Spring Highlights!

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A wonderful time of year, with lots of young birds, mammals and insects in abundance across the reserve. Enjoy this latest gallery by our members!

Ohh Do Behave!

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Here is a fantastic series of captures, by member Terry Mckenna, of a group of squabbling coots having a fisticuffs! Even the local wildlife misbehave every now and then!

February 2017

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Please take a look at this latest set of fantastic captures from our members. Neither the cold or even Storm Doris could deter them getting down to the reserve this month!  

What a Hoot!

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A stunning capture by member George Walthew. Simply too good not too share!  

January 2017

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A new year at King’s Dyke Nature Reserve! This is the time of year where we undertake a lot of management work before the breeding season begins in the spring. Typical work includes clearing overgrown ponds and trimming back vegetation to encourage growth. Winter days also often provide a fantastic insight into the challenges wildlife faces. […]

Winter Wonders

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Despite the temperature dropping in the last few months, our member’s spirits haven’t been dampened and they have been out and captured some brilliant moments on camera, which you can see in the gallery! The wildlife on the reserve is doing really well for this time of year, with an abundance of berries and plantation available for food, […]

Drone Surveying!

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Natural England have teamed up with King’s Dyke Nature Reserve to undertake drone survey work, to help plot the extent of the various habitat types we have on site. The work has allowed us to view the reserve and habitats in a perspective never possible before and to analyse a surveying process that opens up a […]

A Matter of Life and Death

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Here is a magnificent set of photos by member Frank Steeley, showing our resident Marsh Harrier taking a baby coot. Not always the nicest side of nature to observe, but still a vital part of survival.