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Seagrasses in the Fleet

Seagrasses in the Fleet

The Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve is designated a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), this designation is primarily for the internationally important seagrass beds that dominate the Fleet, owing to its soft sediments. In addition to this, the Reserve...
Oystercatcher chicks

Oystercatcher chicks

A member of the Wader family, the Oystercatcher is a very distinctive breeding bird that can be seen along the entire length of the reserve, from Abbotsbury to Ferrybridge. These stocky, medium size birds are fairly easy to spot for two distinct reasons. Firstly for...
Visit to the Little Tern Colony

Visit to the Little Tern Colony

Earlier in the week we took a visit up to see the wardening team up at the Little Tern colony at Ferrybridge. The terns are off to a great start, despite last weeks inclement weather. The chicks have begun hatching and if you are lucky and pop in to the Chesil Beach...
Pied Wagtail Feeding Chicks

Pied Wagtail Feeding Chicks

This delightful Pied Wagtail nest was found in one of our hides, below one of the window shutters. The Pied Wagtail is a resident UK bird and is commonly seen dashing (walking/running) in a variety of different habitats, and is quite a common sight in our urban areas...
Research on the Fleet

Research on the Fleet

The Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve is one of the most unique habitats and valuable ecosystems within the British Isles, being home to vast internationally important seagrass beds, a huge variety of fauna and flora (of which some are unique to the Reserve),...
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...