Rangers Blog

  1. Landguard Nature Reserve: Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - Consultation

    12 September 2017: I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to e-mail the following address: environment@eastsuffolk.gov.uk... to ensure your voice is heard in this consultation. It is important that the Nature Reserve can …

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  2. Part and parcel

    25 July 2017: There is always a palpable tension in me before the first Ringed Plover chicks fledge which decreases with every fledged chick there after. As I write five have fledged so far with two that are now 26 days old and are probably flying …

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  3. Ringed but only little!

    19 April 2017: There has been a larger than usual gap between this Ranger blog and the one before due to me hastily using up annual leave before the beginning of April, this meant having most of February and March off. I won't be making that mistake …

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  4. Rangers Rant!

    10 January 2017: I was invited to the Little Tern groups post season meeting by Phillip Pearson (RSPB Conservation Officer at Minsmere) on the 16th of last September not because we have had any Little Terns nesting at Landguard, in fact they haven't …

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  5. 'Walking the walk'

    10 November 2016: I first met Ben Matthews while patrolling the beach at Landguard. He was litter picking along the strandline where a lot of flotsam and jetsam (rubbish) turns up. He explained that he was doing his 'Two Minute Beach Clean' something …

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  6. Pollock please!

    4 September 2016: Eight fledged Ringed Plover chicks this year just pips the 2014 total of seven. This despite the Kestrel pair that nested in the gap between containers at the Port picking off around eleven Ringed Plover chicks in quick succession. …

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  7. Expecting the unexpected

    23 June 2016: What an unusually cold Spring we have had just yesterday (3 June). I was out on the Reserve wearing a windproof with fleece and hat but today someone has turned Summer on and I am in a T-shirt! The cold has had an effect on the numbers …

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  8. Say shingle!

    8 April 2016: Those of you that have been waiting on tenterhooks since the last Ranger blog to find out if the rare Agaricus Devoniensis found by me at Landguard has been confirmed - wait no longer - as Geoffrey Kibby one of the countries leading …

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  9. Money for old rope

    16 December 2015: Whilst measuring between the posts at the Point I noticed the black and white plumage of a bird briefly fly from the top of one post. It caught my eye as it didn’t have quite the giss (general impression of size and shape) of the …

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  10. Two flew over the Bird Observatory

    13 October 2015: Christopher Bridge is now nearing the end of his stint as the resident bird ringer and ornithologist at the Landguard Bird Observatory. He is pictured here in an article for the Harrier publication. The article shows that his …

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