Category: Fleetwood Birder

Catching Up

I’m catching up for two reasons; the first is catching up my blog, and the second is catching up with some summer migrants at last!Yesterday morning I visited the farm fields on the coast close to home, and I had a walk under 1 okta hazy cloud, with a …

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Garden Mega

I don’t keep lists of birds that I have seen, and I am not criticising those that do, but I have no idea what my life list is, how many birds I have seen in the UK, or even year lists. However, I do keep a garden list for birds and moths. Why just m…

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Islandshire

I love islands, particularly Scottish ones, but I find that all islands have a magic quality to them, and none more so than the Farne Islands or Lindisfarne in Northumberland. And Northumberland is a beautiful county, so that adds to the magic.One of m…

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Lunar Hornet Moth

I’ve always been fascinated by moths, and a number of years ago now, I bought myself a light trap for my garden so I could trap and record them. Since then, my effort mothing has varied and I have been a dedicated moth-er, part time moth-er, sometimes …

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Thinking Of Summer

I’ve done it again, missed a day. My wrist has been duly self-slapped! No excuse other than Gail and I were social distancing in 19.2 ha of semi-natural broad-leaved woodland, that’s 192,000 square metres without another soul. The safest place to be I …

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Dung Roundhead

I find fungi fascinating, neither a plant or an animal, and they have such fantastic and very often descriptive names; Dung Roundhead, Common Stump Brittlestern, Twig Parachute and Bloodred Webcap etc, etc, etc tens of thousands of times!The picture be…

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