Month: June 2012

Back In The Saddle

After a weeks holiday in Devon, it was good to be wandering around the obs again this morning. There’s only so many cream teas you can have and National Trust properties you can visit!I didn’t venture out too early, arriving at the obs at 6.00 a.m. to …

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Returning Waders, Returning Rain

Early morning visits are best for Conder Green, a place which gets pretty busy soon after 7am with passing traffic, cyclists, and walkers, even birders on occasions, all of which can make finding birds a bit of a challenge. I hadn’t motored up there …

Little Swift – New Brighton – 22nd June 2012

Without a car, I was feeling almost physically sick when I heard about the Little Swift at New Brighton, Wirral. It was made even worse when I found out that the bird was showing very very well down to 4 feet at times as it fed in the rain with the bre…

Soggy Post And Menorca Returns

Two days of solid rain, no birding and no news for Another Bird Blog readers. Unless of course they are interested in photographs of newly painted garden benches drying off in the garage, a précis of a letter to long-lost aunts in Uxbridge, or a recip…

The Cetti’s Warbler.

Cetti’s Warbler Phillip TomkinsonA secretive bird, living in thick undergrowth usually close to water, it is therefore a difficult bird to find/see and PT has done well to achieve this excellent photograph of one at Marton Mere in Blackpool….Tha…

Nest Box Round Up

A wet and windy morning allowed me to sort out the nest box details for my three lowland study areas in the Arnside/Silverdale AONB. My impressions were that it had been a rather poor season so it was interesting to look at the figures for Blue and …

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Gull-ringing – Ribble Estuary – 20th June 2012

 Juvenile Herring GullJuvenile Great Black-backed GullToday I visited the Ribble Marshes for my 2nd trip helping with the Herring and Lesser Black-back project. This is the first time I’ve been to a large gull colony ringing so it was rather excit…

Why am I doing this!

I could have gone for another title for today’s post but went for the one above. I could have chosen ‘Four days later’ since it was only last Friday since I last met up with JW at Barbondale to check out the Pied Flycatchers there and I was t…

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