Two Willies

I met up with Andy soon after six am. Here at Oakenclough we’d suffered three aborted ringing sessions in previous days. But now a gentle southerly easterly of 5 mph, a break in the clouds with a promise of sunny skies suggested things might improve. …

Patch Magic

You can’t beat a patch, or several patches as I have. A patch could be as small as your garden, or as large as an estuary. You can record anything from invertebrates, to wildflowers, birds or mammals on it. You can visit a patch once a day, once a week…

Closed!

The Lune Estuary gave the impression it was closed on Monday, with sightings at a premium, and not for want of time and effort, although…. Three Common Sandpiper had arrived at Conder Green, a lone Black-tailed Godwit was in the creeks, and…

The Urban Egret.

Little Egret. Hala Carr. Pete Woodruff.Cloudy and windy, not a choice day for the walk from Bowerham to Lancaster University via a mainly scenic route, it produced the surprise of a Little Egret looking set to become a garden bird candidate when this i…

Finally…..

Amazing how a couple of decent birds can make all the hard work, early mornings, freezing wind and many hours of fruitless trudging worthwhile. 6 early morning and evening sessions over a 5 day period had pretty much drawn a blank until this morning. Yes, its great to have the Willow Warblers back and listening […]

Friday 12 April.

Another original title!Conder Green. Pete WoodruffI found a Common Sandpiper at Conder Green yesterday. Probably a returning bird, but the interesting thing about the sighting, the bird was found at the same location where I saw the wintering bird on e…