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Landguard Bird Observatory · 1d ago

Monday 23rd April 2018

 Only the eleventh site record of Red Kite at Landguard this morning.A strong Westerly wind and fairly clear skies this morning. There has been an increase in Linnet and Wheatear onsite sinc...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 2d ago

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Another Great-spot turned up in the bright sunshine early on. More summer visitors are slowly trickling in including 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 3d ago

Saturday 21st April 2018

 Common Morel has appeared this spring after not being recorded here for many years, it is a culinary delicacy at its best when it first emerges, so this one will be past its best.A clear br...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 4d ago

Friday 20th April 2018

Back in the mid 1980's Landguard Bird Observatory ringed over a 1,000 Greenfinch in the month of April alone for two years running with a peak annual ringing total of 2,251 in 1987. This yea...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 4d ago

April Litter Pick

Litter Pick this Saturday 21st April 0930hrs start. Usual arrangements on the Events page of or via the Home Page above.
Landguard Bird Observatory · 4d ago

Thursday 19th April 2018

Late blog for yesterday as contractors working in the Port of Felixstowe sliced through the telephone cable and it was not restored by bedtime. Glorious sunny day with southbound 88 Black-he...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 5d ago

Wednesday 18th April 2018

The Linnet flock is increasing on the reserve.The strong breeze from the South eased during the morning, as the temperature came up it brought a few butterflies out. Brimstone, Comma, Peacoc...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 5d ago

Tuesday 17th April 2018

A Fox triggered a camera trap used last night.Clear skies overnight and then a strong Southerly wind this morning gave a cool start to the day. Noted on the reserve, 6 Firecrest, 6 Shelduck,...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 1W ago

Monday 16th April 2018

 Ring Plover have started nesting.A warmer morning with a Southwesterly breeze and the fog has cleared overnight. Firecrest from previous days are still around the Observatory and a continen...
Landguard Bird Observatory · 1W ago

Sunday 15th April 2018

 Female Hawfinch at Landguard.Thick fog rolled in after dawn and to see the reserve from the Observatory was challenging. Fortunately the first Arctic Tern of the spring at Landguard passed ...