A Scops For Breakfast

There’s a story behind the Scops Owl in the picture below. It’s not the best quality photograph and that’s because it’s a photo of a photo.”Click the pics” in turn for owls and scenes from Menorca Two friends of ours, Alan and Jane, who also go t…

The Estuary Terns et al.

Not easy to be accurate about the number around the Lune Estuary yesterday, but I reckon over a five hour period 6 Common Tern were seen in five sightings. When I arrived at Conder Pool, two birds were present, whist I was there four joined the two and…

Tiny dancer

A thoroughly enjoyable morning spent mostly at Marshside. Spurred on by the Stilt Sand (great find by the way – bet that got the pulse racing), and in all honesty hoping it had relocated to Marshside over night, I’d planned to get there early. That plan was scuppered on the way there though as news […]

Late News….Again.

There was a peak count of 10 Avocet at Conder Green on Thursday, five in the creeks, and five on Conder Pool which brings me to believe only the one bird was still sitting. I saw a Common Tern briefly on Conder Pool, it was on the right hand end o…

Do The Splits

We are back from Menorca where we spent two weeks enjoying this wonderful island for the fifteenth year.We collected a Fiat Panda from Mahon Airport via our good friends Setta and Mixalis at Momple Car Hire.  The little Panda is the ideal car…

5 in 1

This glorious weather we are having at the moment, there I will have jinxed it now, is playing havoc with my social life (very little real ale being consumed) and also reducing the amount of time I have to update my blog and do other computer related s…

As Good As It Gets.

I had an excellent day between Marshaw and east of Trough Bridge to log 26 species yesterday. Not a mega number of species counted, but a good reflection of birds to be expected seen at this location. With some species missing, notably Redstart and Dip…