Happy New Year from us all at Radipole Lake!!

The new birdwatching year started well with sightings of two Yellow Browed Warblers at Radipole Lake and a further one over at Lodmoor.  The Ring Neck Duck was back at Radipole Lake, also 2 male and 2 female Marsh Harriers and a group of 35 Pochards.  A Lesser Yellowlegs and a Ruff were sighted at Lodmoor. 

Ring Neck Duck

Photo Credit: Edmund Mackrill

Lesser Yellowlegs

Photo Credit: Martin Jones-Gill

The Ring Neck Duck, the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Yellow Browed Warbler have all been regular visitors to date.  The Penduline Tit was last seen at Radipole Lake on Friday 4th January.  Over 20 Bearded Tits were recorded the same day.  

Blue TitBig Garden Birdwatch

Next weekend sees the 40th anniversary of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.  Starting in 1979 as a simple weekend winter activity for the RSPB's junior members, this event as grown into the world's largest garden bird and wildlife survey.

To register for your free pack and find out more: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ 

You can also take part at Radipole Lake by walking around the reserve for one hour and recording what you see.  Recording forms are available in the Discovery Centre.

Free Birdwatching for Beginners Courses 2019

RSPB Radipole Lake are running two Birdwatching for Beginners courses in early 2019, which are aimed specifically at complete novices.  Learn to identify a range of common birds with friendly experts at a relaxed pace.  All courses run from 10-12 pm and booking is essential. Contact the Discovery Centre to book your place, details below.

Course 1 - Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th February

Course 2 - Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th March

Meet at the RSPB Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, refreshments available.

GoldcrestLong Tailed Tits

Photo Credits:

Blue Tit - Edmund Mackrill

Goldcrest - Pete Clinch

Long Tailed Tits - Pete Clinch

For more information and all the latest sightings, contact Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, details below or pop in and see us. Hot and cold refreshments and snacks available.  

Telephone: 01305 778313