Fledged And Flown.

Juvenile Common Tern Conder Pool. Howard Stockdale.Many thanks to Howard for what is probably the last image of this juvenile before it’s obvious departure from Conder Pool by the time I arrived there on Monday. Who could have imagined this bird would …

Ian Pinkerton.

I have just received a phone call to give me some personally devastating news that Ian (Pinky) Pinkerton has died suddenly.Ian met and made many friends at Conder Green where he became the all conquering hero when it came to monitoring the ups and…

Sweet 16

A blustery and wet morning session at Hesketh, was challenging and rewarding at the same time. The waders were constantly moving in the wind and with birds coming and going, it was very difficult to get any decent images. However, I managed to get up to 16 species which is not bad going. A few […]

Encore!

I think we can all look forward to three excellent breeding records to come off Conder Pool this year. With one pair of Common Tern already having fledged two birds and departed, and another pair with two fledged young, having survived a near fatal att…

Catch Up

Birding and ringing took a back seat this week as school holidays and grandparent priorities came first. Thursday was the first available morning for me so I drove to Conder Green for a catch up before the main task of the day, Gulf Lane. The wat…