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Ringed Plovers

Down on the rocks near Troon harbour, I was looking for seabirds – anything at all. I could see eider ducks, oystercatchers, cormorants and gulls – plenty. 364 more words


1st September 2016. Swamphen, Alkborough Flats

Well I am almost never booked up, I only have the odd day when I have things on I cannot get out of, but when the Western Purple Swamphen turned up at Minsmere we had stuff on every day of the week and couldn’t go till the following weekend. 424 more words


Persicaria maculosa

This annual produces masses of red, pink to pinkish white flowers up to 4cm long on tall thin stems. The spear-shaped leaves generally have a dark patch in the centre, but not always. 59 more words

Nature Photography


The Redshank is a common wading bird most often seen as it probes the mudflats looking for worms and molluscs.

Redshank breed in the UK (c25000 pairs) supplemented by migrating birds in the winter to bring the estimated population to 130000 birds.

Natural History

Spotted Crake at North Cave Wetlands

17/8/16 A Spotted Crake seen briefly by MU at North Cave Wetlands on Reedbed on Sunday evening then relocated by TC early Tuesday evening. I’d missed the previous twitchable one due to not bothering to go the same evening but fortunately after not been seen again that evening this one was seen again Wednesday morning.   453 more words

High Eske NR

Jewel of Titchwell

With local birds a bit skulky and the Summer Holidays here it was time for a day trip to the North Norfolk Coast. RSPB Titchwell… 794 more words

Day 18 #30DaysWild - exploring the amazing Arne RSPB reserve in daylight and at dusk

Time for a trip to Dorset! Specifically to the RSPB’s amazing reserve at Arne looking over Poole Harbour.

We arrived in time for tea and really good cake at the new café, and a look around the shop – would definitely recommend popping in! 565 more words