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Hiatus

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that our monitoring and colour-ringing projects of breeding birds at Dersingham Bog NNR are now on temporary hold in these intensely difficult times. Along with many other conservation organisations and reserves, our … Continue reading

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Nightjars 2019 Survey Season

Once again, we’ve enjoyed a fascinating season with our Nightjars on Dersingham Bog NNR. After 25 churring males and 23 nests in 2018, we hoped this season would be just as productive and so it proved, with similar figures to … Continue reading

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Stonechats Round 3 – Fizzling Out

Following the wipeout by the weather of our second broods, with only 8 fledged chicks out of 9 occupied territories, we were hoping that we would end the Stonechat breeding season with a bang and not a whimper. In the … Continue reading

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Stonechats – Round 2 Wipeout

Following the successful fledging of 29 chicks from our first brood Stonechats on Dersingham Bog NNR, we hoped it would be followed with further success for our second broods. Typically, these broods tend to produce the highest numbers, both in … Continue reading

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Stonechat season – round one

Following our thankfully milder winter and with Stonechat occupation of Dersingham Bog NNR at a good level, hopes were that our 2019 breeding season would get off to a good start and so it proved. As mentioned in a previous … Continue reading

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Stonechats – it’s all in the voice…

This is a good time of year for experiencing the considerable variety of Stonechat vocalisations. Both males and females utter a range of alarm and contact calls and song during the breeding season which mean specific things at different times … Continue reading

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Stonechats elsewhere

As well our ringed Stonechats wintering on the reserve, we’ve also received some interesting sightings this winter of our ringed birds from elsewhere in Norfolk, with both birds born last season on Dersingham Bog NNR being reported and the first … Continue reading

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Winter Survival

After a milder winter than last year, we head into the start of the 2019 breeding season at Dersingham Bog in a much better position than we were last year where we were just thankful some of our Stonechats had … Continue reading

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Life as a survey volunteer on Dersingham Bog…

As the survey work on Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve goes from strength to strength and the Stonechat project continues to be such a success, it’s an appropriate time to pay tribute to our hard working volunteers and say thanks … Continue reading

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Round three… fizzling out.

With the number of Stonechat pairs on Dersingham Bog NNR down to 5 from our original 6, we had hoped that a few of them might attempt a third brood but the season ended not with a bang but with … Continue reading

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