Rangers Blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Encounter of the Cetacean Kind

    10 August 2015: Hutchinson’s Ports UK CEO and Europe Division Manager Mr Clemence Cheng excepted my invitation for a short tour of the Nature Reserve. He was accompanied by Mr Alan Tinline the Ports Environment and Energy Manager. I was very …

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  10. Bramble and more!

    13 June 2015: I led three walks for the Suffolk Walking Festival entitled 'Rounding the Point' in May. The first and last walks were lucky enough to enjoy good weather but the second had rain for at least half of the walk. It was very gratifying when …

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