A football team perhaps...?

Well, you'd think we were preparing for a five-a-side team at the Home Reserve, as I was surprised and thrilled to find baby heron number 5 hatched out this morning from our third clutch of eggs.

Clearly Storm Doris has had no impact upon these very successful nesting adult birds, and the parents are taking it in turns to nurture the chicks, or go off hunting for food.

We were pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Home Reserve today on a visit from her own sanctuary, and she has taken two of the discarded heron egg shells to help educate others in regard to the wonderful work we are able to do - all thanks to your continued support.



Wild Bird Advice and information

Many people would help birds more, if they knew simple easy ways in which they could help wild birds, without going to too-much extra trouble. Often there are ways to help – that don’t actually ‘cost’ anything at all, but can make a huge difference to making birds welcome and safe in the environment around us.

One of the main causes of bird injuries (especially young birds in the summer months), is being attacked by both pet and feral cats. A simple way to combat thi

Read More


  • Happy memories

    It was 23 years last Sunday (5th March) that Mrs Eileen Watkinson MBE - the sanctuary's founder - passed away. I have th


    March 7, 2018
  • Danger to life

    Well, not quite the start to 'Spring' we were hoping for! We currently have snow drifts in excess of three feet at the


    March 2, 2018
  • Relocating, relocating...

    We have another run on tomorrow (Sunday 11th Feb) to relocate some birds for their final stage of rehabilitation from Me


    February 10, 2018
  • Plastic Peril!

    On one of my frequent walks around the reserve this weekend, I was alarmed to see something hanging down from a tree nea


    February 4, 2018
  • On the airwaves again!

    I'm pleased to report that the Emergency Helpline is once again back in service. Whatever '3' did to the mast has worked


    January 31, 2018

Read All