Lockdown Miscellany.

I was grateful to David for sending me the Bar-tailed Godwit image as my new header. David is a visitor to the area and wouldn’t have realised at the time, the significance of the Bar-tailed Godwit at Conder Green, seen as an unprecedented number …

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The Wrong Rucksack

Yesterday morning when finishing off some survey work in Greater Manchester, I realised I had the wrong rucksack with me, and this prevented me from getting a cracking photo of a very confiding juvenile Kestrel!This survey site is small, and therefore …

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The First Of July

Last weekend saw hints of an early irruption of both Siskins and Crossbills from their summer breeding haunts in Scandinavia. So far, the migration had occurred on the east coast, the part of England closest to Scandinavia. “24 June – After an am…

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Scraping The Barrel

With a blog title like that you can tell that…well…I am scraping the barrel to keep the blog going, as I have very little to report really. The main problem has been the spell of cold, wet, windy weather we have been having recently, and any good d…

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Caption Contest

I couldn’t make it on Thursday so Andy sent me a picture of three young Kestrels he ringed. It’s deserving of a funny caption. All entries to Comments section please. The winner will receive a copy of the photograph. Kestrels Friday morning,…

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Martins and Hobby

It was 16 June, 8 days before, that we ringed four tiny Avocet chicks. When I telephoned Chris on Tuesday evening to say we’d be along on Wednesday to the Sand Martins he said that the Avocets still had four youngsters. That’s quite an achievement sinc…

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