New reserves and lots of birds

Sunshine drew me to East Anglia yesterday with the prospect of some good birdwatching at two reserves that I’d not visited before.I arrived first at RSPB Lakenheath Fen just after lunch and the visitor centre was abuzz with talk of overflying Cranes and a Red-footed falcon about the reserve. I…

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A Winter High

High pressure has been sitting over Europe. Temperatures across the continent have plummeted and a week ago the UK joined the party. With daytime temperatures rarely above freezing and clear night skies bringing minus double figures, the two doses of snow have remained on the ground, giving a crisp white…

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It’s in there, honest…..

Frozen pitches curtailed usual Saturday morning activities so with the clearest of winter skies I took a trip down to Great Amwell Nature Reserve. The reserve is one of the chain of lakes that follow the River Lea south towards London, extracted gravel workings now converted to a watery haven…

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