Dee Estuary

Dee Estuary

Dee Estuary
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Latest blog posts
  • The month of May as a residential volunteer...

    I have been on the Dee Estuary for two months now and since my last blog spring has definitely sprung! There are avocet chicks everywhere and I have been continuing to do brood counts now the eggs have hatched. Butterfly transects are another weekly job...
  • Reserve round-up: week commencing 4 June

    Recent sightings All the usual warblers can still be heard, and seen with patience, including the lesser whitethroat family around the wet woodland on the Inner Marsh Farm trail. Around the Main Scrape, avocet chick numbers peaked at 48 this week,...
  • Reserve round-up: week commencing 28 May

    Recent sightings The week started well with a cattle egret making friends with the newly-arrived cows in the field adjacent to the reserve near Bunker Screen. This herd will graze the wet grassland areas of the reserve once the breeding season is over...
  • Reserve round-up: week-commencing 21 May

    Recent sightings As we reach the middle of breeding season, the most significant birds are the avocets , lapwings and redshanks nesting on the main scrape and surrounding wet grassland area, with chicks of all three very visible at times. As warden...
  • Walking in a Wader Wonderland

    We’ve been having a wader spectacular down at Burton Mere Wetlands this year. Record numbers of Lapwing, Redshank and Avocet within our predator-exclusion fence, yet again. Alasdair Grubb We have 2 key management objectives on site here: Wintering...
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