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A busy time for all!

A busy time for all!

Even though there is an abundance of breeding/nesting activity occurring all over the reserve, with particular attention on the Little Terns, Common Terns and Mute Swans, it is easy to over look the vast variety of birdlife that utilise the many habitats that border...
Reedbed Warblers

Reedbed Warblers

Reedbeds are a vital habitat for numerous different species of birds and when it comes to breeding birds, reed is an excellent site due to it’s cover and protection from predators and the elements. The three warbler species that commonly nest within the reedbeds...
18 Year Old Return to Chesil

18 Year Old Return to Chesil

This Little tern was originally ringed in 1999 as a juvenile, by local ringer Steve Hales. In 2015 it was again caught by Steve and given a plastic Darvic ring XA1, as it still had its metal BTO, it could be identified as an original Chesil bird. This week, nearly 18...
First cygnets hatch at Abbotsbury

First cygnets hatch at Abbotsbury

It’s that time of year again where we are seeing more and more fledglings starting to emerge and some birds, like the Dunnock, may already be on their second clutch of the year. The first cygnet of the year hatched this morning with a sibling joining it at...
Little Terns back for 2017

Little Terns back for 2017

The Little Terns have arrived back on Chesil at Ferrybridge and can be seen in the Fleet courting and fishing. Keep your eyes open for any with yellow rings. These two XE6 and XJ9 were ringed as adults last season.   ...
The Great Dorset Beach Clean

The Great Dorset Beach Clean

The Great Dorset Beach Clean, organised by ‘Litter Free Coast and Sea’, is a huge project to clean up our coastlines beaches. Over the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd of April 22 beach cleans were organised along the Devon and Dorset coast. The local...