Rain Day

With the UK under severe lockdown there is no bird ringing allowed unless in one’s own garden.  With vehicle travel limited to “essential” and “local journeys” only, it’s unlikely I will be able to do much birding or even to get out with a camera….

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Lockdown 3

If you live in the UK you will be aware that we are now in our third period of lockdown as a result of Covid 19. I don’t want to dwell on this at all, as it is something that we all need to strive to reduce transmission of, to return to a state of rela…

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Highlights of 2020

 A difficult year because of the lockdowns, but the group managed to ring 6006 new birds just over 3000 down on 2019. We didnt do our two RAS ‘s for Bearded Tits and Reed Warbler at Leighton Moss, but we did our Sand Martin and Pied Flycatcher stu…

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The Ward’s Stone Chat.

Ward’s Stone is the highest peak in the Forest of Bowland, the trig point stands at 560m. An interesting fact about Ward’s Stone, is that another 50m would make it a mountain to join the only other two in Lancashire, Green Hill at 628m, and Cragareth a…

Confined To Barracks!

View Full ScreenWe had a Song Thrush yesterday, a mega in the garden with Nectar Points equal to a White’s Thrush on the Scillies as far as I’m concerned, but….View Full Screen….it beat the snow which came down today.I haven’t been t…

Flight Identification of European Passerines – A Review

A package arrived from Princeton Press, a book for review via Another Bird Blog – a newly released component of the highly successful WILDGuides series. The book? – Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds, an Illustrat…

More Of the Same

After the latest visit to Gulf Lane Pilling/Cockerham today I carried out a quick audit of results to date. The DemOn program produced a table in seconds detailing the species and numbers caught at this single wintering plot since January 2016. T…

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First Ringing Session Of The Year

It was cold Saturday morning when I headed off to my Bowland feeding station for a ringing session with Alice, in fact my car thermometer registered -6 Celsius at one point! The road conditions were pretty awful, with frozen, slippery, un-gritted lanes…

First Of 2021

We pencilled in Saturday for Project Linnet and the first ringing session of 2021. This proved a good decision because Friday arrived with black ice on roads where early morning rush hour drives are best avoided. The A588 via Pilling, Gulf Lane an…

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