The Stalker.

I note the Purple Heron is still at Eagland Hill this Sunday morning, though to be honest I was fearing the worst for this bird. Having seen some literature indicating some unrest about it's presence there by the natives, and the 'twitchers' becoming an increasing nuisance for this quiet but very busy and extensive farming community. This culminating in a report of the bird having a right injured and bleeding leg on 20 January....Mmmmm!  

Birding is a serious business, but it doesn't always have to be that way, so here's something of a lighter look at it....

Two videos I made of the Purple Heron at Eagland Hill, stitched together with sound added. This is a way around the limit of 100mb for uploading films on to Birds2blog. Link to The Stalker 

Stonechat Abbeystead Lane 23 January. Howard Stockdale.

I was pleased - delighted even - to hear from Howard to tell me of two pairs of Stonechat he had seen on Abbeystead Lane on Thursday, when he chose to return home from a trip into Lancashire via the scenic route through Bowland....a good choice with an excellent result.

I'm hoping normal service birding will be resumed tomorrow Monday....But who knows!