The Circus is in town

A couple of hours at Hesketh first thing was a little damp. Quite quiet on the bird front too, but a few highlights. The leucistic Starling I found the other week was amongst the hordes and gave some quite close views, but I couldn’t get the camera on it – a very striking bird when […]

Surprise Surprise!

On Tuesday I met Andy at 0600 for our first ringing session at Oakenclough since early spring, an unproductive period for ringing when the weather was predominately cool and wet.  We don’t normally head up to the hills until a little later when re…

Young folk

Feeling decidedly ropey after a great night out in the village at Longton Live, I only managed to get out at around 10ish. So for some peace and quiet I spent half an hour with a small Dunlin flock, studying the couple of juvenile birds that were feeding in the mud. Lovely fresh feathers and […]

Keepin’ The Faith!

Conder Update.I’ve decided to leave my post exactly as I had drafted it yesterday, it reflects the sightings as seen by me on Friday. However, a report I read this Sunday morning (Fylde Bird Club) claims 2 adult Avocet with 4 chicks at Conder Green hid…

Up the junction

A few hours on the estuary this morning before Sadie’s birthday was really enjoyable. Hesketh was fairly quiet, but it was great to see the 1st fledged Arctic Tern of the year flying around the pools and then perched up on the fence – smashing looking bird. A few Yellow Wags flitting about, just a single […]