The aggressive male mute, lives up to its name!

Very heavy early morning showers. What air movement there was early on was from NE, but by 10:00 it was westerly and remained so and freshened during the day. Overcast till late morning then mainly sunny.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report fro…

Grasshopper warbler not frustrating today…… Plus first dragonfly

Light variable breezes again SE first thing NW by the afternoon. Light showers in the morning then largely sunny.No Wheatears on Ocean Edge foreshore this morningBlackcap – there were two males together plus two singing near the small anemometer. Two s…

Over To You Padre

Blogger friend The Padre over in Grand Junction Colorado requested “more Barn Owls please.” Ever one to please I found another Barn Owl this morning. In broad daylight at nine am I guess the owl hunted for its mate and/or young owlets so after a f…

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Evening Grasshopper Warbler was a consolation

Light breezes again mainly fro NE to east. It started raining about 08:00 and pretty much continued on and off for most of the day till 18:00.South shoreA check just after the rain started located:Wheatear 3 on Ocean Edge foreshoreRock Pipits 2 between…

Silent Spring

It certainly has been a silent spring so far, and I know I have ‘banged’ on about it already, but it is very worrying. It has been so cold, that vegetation growth has been very slow to grow, in fact the vegetation looks more like it does in late winter…

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You could doze off counting all the seals!

Very light variable breeze, mainly overcast with some sunny spellsMiddleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from John:A very quiet ringing session this morning. Three nets set but only five birds caught in nearly four hours. New birds were:Lesser Re…

Distant Osprey

The wind was like a windscreen wiper today. Started of NNE then drifted round to NW before moving back to NE. Some prolonged rain with sunny spells between.Ringing report from Alan:At Last, a Lesser Redpoll, ringed elsewhere! This spring we have caught…

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RO’s….The Mission.

For the past five years I’ve found Ring Ouzel on Hawthorthwaite, this year I’m hoping to make it six. I was in the area yesterday, which was two days earlier than last year, when I found a singing male Ring Ouzel 14 May, the same day I h…

Rock Pipits continue to confound

Once again the day started with a light south breeze, which freshened slightly as it moved to the west by the afternoon. Sunny periods with some light showers.Sea report from Pete:Not a lot today just 13 sandwich tern out and two blogging with four swa…

Some passerines passing

The wind again started SSE before moving more south by lunchtime. Plenty of sunshine again but several showers.Sea and visible migration report from Pete:Funny morning only did 0700-0900.  The sea produced 5 Sandwich Tern3 northbound Whimbrel…