Why did I get up at 4:30 a.m….

…when I didn’t get to bed last night until nearly midnight, is a very good question that I asked myself several times this morning when staring out to see and seeing next to nothing!There was a tide this morning, so last night I decided that I would …

A Swallow Morning

Andy’s shiny new battle wagon didn’t bring much luck today.  Just a week ago we had the best catch of the autumn so far with 43 birds, https://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/business-as-usual.html.   Ringing StationThis morning we …

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The Little Brown Job!

I had two excellent e-mails over the weekend, excellent because one included an attachment with the bird in my header image, which is still present on Conder Pool today. I find it amazing how time flies, when I discovered it was 6 years ago I foun…

Wood You Believe It?

Wednesday morning was too windy for ringing so I grabbed the camera bag and set off birding.  Conder Green provided a good selection of species and some very good counts, much better than my last visits. I guess the “star” bird of the morning wa…

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Pied Flycatchers Have a Bumper Year

This year has seen a welcome increase in the number of Pied Flycatchers using our nest boxes in the Lune Valley. Unfortunately, because of corvid 19 we were not able to survey two woods. However, the 18 woods we did survey held 109 occupied boxes an in…

I’m Glad I Did

I nearly didn’t go out yesterday morning, but I’m glad I did. Due to a recurring shoulder injury I only managed an hours sleep the night before, so when the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. I nearly didn’t bother. I’m not after any kind of sympathy, but I d…

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Business As Usual

Three mornings in the same week must be some sort of record for Oakenclough. The forecast of zero wind and a dry morning dictated a start at 0600 for Andy, Bryan and yours truly. Off we go again – Three Go Ringing Moody Morning Although the …

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Bullseye Around Birk Bank.

An excellent day, when I had the company of Ian in the Birk Bank area on Tuesday, hitting the bullseye with three out of the four targets I had hoped for. A bit of an irony for me, as the one target missed was the Stonechat, but that was…