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Peregrine chicks fledge!

Some of us have been keeping a Fledge Watch on our Peregrines to try and make sure that the two chicks made their first flights successfully and did not come to harm. Dermot captured these entertaining images on Sunday 29th June.  I also watched them that day and it was clear that one fledgling was […]

Early Spring on the Marshes

On the last Bird Survey on Sunday 16th March, we were counting butterflies as well as birds! David Cottridge captured some early Spring images including these two views of a Comma butterfly – I don’t think I had seen before the white mark (shaped like a comma) on the underwing that gives the butterfly its […]

Bird Survey Results

I have posted some of the recent Bird Survey results at the following place. Go to FoTM website > about > FoTM documents > Bird Survey Results.  Or click on the link below. http://www.tottenhammarshes.org/bird-surveys DMC

Peregrines on December Bird Survey

On 8th December we had a beautiful blue sky as a wonderful backdrop for Jeff’s photos of the Peregrines. They entertained us by calling, perching and displaying – some of the best views of their behaviour I have seen.    Bird Survey group in action!         Thanks for the photos, Jeff Debbie

Candle Making on 1st Dec

Eric held a Candle Making workshop on 1st December (I did wonder what was going to happen to all that bees wax after our honey making session!). It seems an enjoyable afternoon rolling candles at the Waterside Centre was had by all  – thanks for the photos, Joanne.    

November fallen tree; subsequent Bee Rescue

The St. Jude storm brought down some trees on the bank of the Lee Navigation. On the Friday walk on 8th November, we saw this canal boat with ‘grabber’ manouevering this fallen tree to prevent it blocking the Navigation.        Not sure if this is the same tree but I’ve recently learnt that the […]

Long-tailed Tits on the Marshes – late September

David Cottridge sent me these 4 photos of Long-tailed Tits taken in late September during a walk on the Marshes (sorry for the delay in posting them).  Don’t forget to click on the images to enlarge them. I only used to see Long-tailed tits in woodland areas but they now seem to have discovered garden […]

Recent Sightings

Pete Lambert reported: 24th Oct. Female Pintail with a group of Mallards in channel near Gas Bridge. 2nd Nov. Stonechat on Clendish Marsh, DMC