Author: Pete Woodruff

Scratching The Surface.

Tip of the iceberg stuff in the expanse that is the Forest of Bowland, where we’ll never know the true picture on the status of birds, in particular my very own favourite. A trip up the west and east sides of Hawthornthwaite Fell earlier in t…

Another Excellent Plan….Again!

The plan yesterday was to check out Harrisend, but not until I had taken a look at Grisedale Brook for Golden Ringed Dragonfly. Maybe too late now, as the flight season runs out by late August, but being a good sunny warm day I thought maybe just a cha…

Gulls, Dragons, And Flutterby’s.

I had other plans on Thursday, but they fell apart and I ended up at Heysham to check the gulls on Red Nab as the tide came in.When I arrived at Heysham the tide was around 2 hours short of high and there was c.500 gulls on the seaward edge of Red Nab,…

The Common Terns Champion.

It’s a year ago today 5 August, since I last saw Ian Pinkerton as he drove away from Conder Pool to go home to Wigan for the weekend with Yvonne. Ian asked if I would keep an eye on the Avocet family which he was hoping to see fledge soon, he…