Category: Fleetwood Birder

10 out of 10

It blew at weekend, not storm force, but certainly close to a hooley, and I was out at first light both days at the Point. For that, I will give myself 10 out of 10 for effort, especially as it was my birthday on the Saturday, but there was no cigar; t…

Continue Reading » 10 out of 10...

Data Memories – Part 2

It’s a good job that I am taking a retrospective look back at the totals of individual species that I, and others in Fylde Ringing Group (FRG), have ringed over the years, as I haven’t got much to report of late. Showery and blustery weather is mainly …

Data Memories – Part 1

This is a post about ringing, or perhaps more to the point, it is a post about the memories that cold, stark ringing data can evoke.Sounds and smell can transport you to a place, or an event, in an instant when that sound or smell triggers a memory, an…

What Happened To The Cloud?

If you remember, in my previous post I said the forecast for Sunday night in to Monday morning was for some light cloud cover, and I was hoping for a few migrants in the morning. Well, the cloud didn’t materialise and it was another clear, cold, migran…

First Frost

When I set off to the pools to meet Alice this morning my car thermometer showed 6 degrees Celsius, but it certainly felt colder than that. And the evidence on the ground showed that it most certainly was colder than that, as in the shade some of the l…

Continue Reading » First Frost...

Glorious Mud

It’s decidedly dreich this morning, but yesterday wasn’t, so I headed down to the estuary, and as the days are shortening as we move towards the Autumn equinox, I don’t have to get up as early, so a 5:30 a.m. alarm call didn’t seem too bad.It was a glo…

Continue Reading » Glorious Mud...

Jackdaw Skies

One of the positive things to come out of Covid, is that I am spending more time observing wildlife in, around and above my garden. I’m not neglecting getting out in to ‘proper’ habitat, although the weather of late is doing its best to prevent me from…

Continue Reading » Jackdaw Skies...

Double-header

I was hoping to be able to report on a quadruple-header, as earlier in the week, based on the forecast it looked like I might get out ringing at the Obs reedbed Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun…if only!During the first part of the week there was a lot of thunde…

Continue Reading » Double-header...

A Few More Warblers

I was back in the Obs reedbed again this morning under full cloud cover and a light north-easterly wind. As always, when I was putting the nets up, I try and gauge whether there was ‘much in’, and this morning it felt quiet; very little calling as I pu…

Continue Reading » A Few More Warblers...