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The reserve lies between Portishead and Royal Portbury Dock.
Access points are from Wharf Lane in Sheepway just off Junction 19 of the M5 motorway and from Portishead marina.
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The first Dragonfly survey of the year was done on the reserve on Thursday. Quite a few Damselflies about, but not many dragons yet!
Oh, and one strange looking Shield Bug! (possibly Verlusea rhombea). The Dragonfly is a Broad-bodied Chaser, the Damselflies are a Blue-tailed and an Azure. … See MoreSee Less
Lovely to see this little Deer grazing not far from the pathway. … See MoreSee Less
The uplifting power of cranes?
This was the amazing sunrise that greeted me as I walked by the nature reserve. A flight of Canada Geese completed the picture.
There was a roebuck snoozing in the North Pool field while out on the salt marsh several curlews, many shelducks, a number of teal, a pair of oystercatchers, a duo of gadwalls and a common sandpiper was the icing on the cake.
It was so worth getting up early! … See MoreSee Less
Spring has Sprung … See MoreSee Less
It was a lovely afternoon for a wildlife count with plenty to see from swallows and martins to orange-tip and peacock butterflies. Plenty of birdsong too including the joyful song of a skylark drifting down from over the salt marsh.
Though this kestrel hunting across the reserve stole the show. His hour long search for food ended successfully and he flew off to the salt marsh with his prey. … See MoreSee Less
With landing gear down these redshanks were among 60 that came to North Pool Island during our wildlife count yesterday.
It was another high tide covering the salt marsh and reaching almost to the top of the sea wall. So waders like redshanks had few safe places to hold up until the water receded.
The hedgerows were also full of life from wrens to green and gold finches and cuties like this long-tailed tit. With larger birds cropping up in unexpected places. This heron was in the rhyne next to the sea wall. So engrossed in hunting it was ignoring the walkers, runners, cyclists and dogs three metres away on the sea wall. … See MoreSee Less
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So much March blossom surrounding the North Pool Hide! Such a wonderful sight . . . a sign that spring has arrived perhaps? … See MoreSee Less
Lesser Black Backed Gulls on North Pool. One minute they are quiet…the next minute…plus a Little Dear spotted at the back of South Pool. … See MoreSee Less
The sun brought in some unusual visitors to the North Pool yesterday – 3 Gadwall. These beautifully elegant birds are " amber" on the RSPB conservation list and whilst not rare they are fairly scarce. … See MoreSee Less