February Sightings

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Here is a fantastic selection of wildlife photos from February. The mild weather has allowed for some beautiful days on the nature reserve with a great selection of birds and mammals on show!

January Sightings

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Here is a selection of some of the best photos of this year’s January sightings. The mild weather has ensured there has been a lot of activity on the reserve, as you can see in the gallery!

October Sightings

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Here is this month’s selection of wildlife images taken by our members. Notable records include Cetti’s warbler and snipe. Despite us now approaching winter there is still an abundance of wildlife on show as highlighted by the gallery.

Family Fun Day

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This weekend we had a superb Family Fun Day for the rebranding of Hanson Building Products to Forterra. Alongside the nature reserve’s marquee, we had live music, kids play zone, bungee run, new and old brickworks vehicles on display, brickworks tours and free food, all provided by Forterra. The weather was fantastic and we had many people […]

September Sightings

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Autumn is upon us and the weather is certainly changing! Although many of the warblers have left for the year there is still an abundance of wildlife still on show. There are still lots of dragonflies and damselflies about, and a large variety of finches at tits feeding in front of the main hide. In […]

Summer Sightings

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Here is a selection of photos of the wildlife recorded by members during July and the first week of August. Of particular note, is the pair of Kingfishers that are regularly posing in front of the main hide creating an ever growing collection of superb Kingfisher shots. There was also a new species of Moth for the reserve, […]

Latest Sightings

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Here is a selection of the wildlife seen and recorded by members on the reserve last week.

Terns have fledged

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Most of the Common Terns and the fledged youngsters have left the island. The few that remain, including the three pictured here by member Terry Mckenna, will probably depart over the next two or three days.  

Terns Successfully Breeding

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The common terns have successfully bred for another consecutive year and can be seen on the central island from the main bird hide. A few have now started to leave but there are still several pairs present. Below are some great shots by members Terry Mckenna and Russel Coulson showing the terns feeding and mobbing our resident Mute […]

Great Crested Grebe Update

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Here is an excellent picture taken in the last few days by reserve member Terry Mckenna. All three chicks are doing well and are still enjoying mum’s taxi service!