Author: Pete Woodruff

Barbondale Finally.

For several years I’ve gone to Barbondale around the end of April, then for three more visits during the breeding season, but unfortunately not this year. Yesterday wasn’t the choicest of days, it was cloudy and with a chill in the …

Pontoon Peace.

There’s no doubt about it, there appeared to be a reign of peace yesterday on the pontoon at Conder Pool, but you don’t have to be an ornithological genius to see that things won’t last.Common Tern Conder Pool 14 June. Ian Pinkerton.The first Common Te…

Bowland Updated.

Weather-wise not quite the day I had hoped for on Monday, an hour into the visit I had to escape back to the car almost a mile away from a downpour. But it was actually all worth while when the weather dried up, not least because I eventually found 3&n…

And The Winner Is….

7 June. Ian Pinkerton. (Clik The Pik)This image shows the cramped style the birds are enduring on the pontoon at Conder Green, with two pairs of Common Tern and a Black-headed Gull all sitting on eggs. Already the week old Oystercatcher chicks have bee…

Climate Change.

Climate change has already made a significant impact on bird populations around the world and the impact is projected to become much larger in the future, increasing the risk of extinction for many species. There’s this guy, I think he’s called th…

Pool, Scar, & Garden.

The Oystercatcher family have disappeared from the pontoon which is now on a tilt presumably grounded, judging by the sustained dive bombing attacks I witnessed last Thursday, the chicks probably perished at the hands of the Common Terns, and the …

And Finally!

After several failed attempts over a long period of time, I finally succeeded to upload a video I made on to Birds2blog. I’m not able to edit the film, and the small size is out of my control, so it’s best viewed on Full Screen, it shows a sustained at…

Keeping Tabs.

It was a case of keeping tabs on Conder Pool on Friday, my birding allowance barely gave me time to do it, but it was my fix for the day and thankful for it.The count peaked at 6 Common Tern today, two were visitors which flew around a few minutes and …

The Estuary Terns et al.

Not easy to be accurate about the number around the Lune Estuary yesterday, but I reckon over a five hour period 6 Common Tern were seen in five sightings. When I arrived at Conder Pool, two birds were present, whist I was there four joined the two and…