The Weeks Moorland Venture.

I gave Catshaw Fell a couple of hours during the week, one of a few areas I’ve previously neglected in Bowland. The visit was quite interesting, and started soon after I had put the plantation behind me and set off on the track where I m…

The Times They Are A Changin’

Here I am showing my age in quoting Bob Dylan from 1963. I’m off the road for a few days but Thursday and Friday look hopeful for my first ringing since arriving back from Greece. Meanwhile, here’s a topic tackled previously on Another Bird Blog …

Doing The Rounds

For the past two days I have been out at first light doing the rounds irrespective of the weather, because it is October after all! I joined a meeting of the Highland branch of the Scottish Ornithologists Club (SOC) yesterday evening, via Zoom, to hear…

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Bits And Pieces

Here in Lancashire and since we returned back from Greece there’s been little but rain. I think the Greek gods have been telling us to return to Skiathos as soon as possible. We obeyed by booking our flights for 2021, hoping for a holiday in better c…

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North From Here

I headed to the cemetery for first light, although first light isn’t that early at this time year with sunrise just after 7:00 a.m., to look for grounded migrants. At first light, there was one okta cloud cover with a 10-15 mph NW wind. Grounded m…

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Review – Britain’s Habitats

When I arrived back from Greece a parcel awaited me – a book. Unfortunately the parcel got a little wet from White Van Man’s hiding place under a garden bench where it lay for five or six days. Therefore apologies if my images of pages appear water da…

Short and Sweet

It ‘felt’ quiet this morning, as I walked along the sea wall to my sea-watching/vis mig point at the farm fields next to the school, within the Obs recording area. Sometimes it can feel quiet, and be the opposite, but this morning it felt quiet, and it…

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Heysham Brent Geese

I quite enjoyed editing this video of the Brent Geese present at the beginning of the year at Heysham. The film is a smaller format 1280×720, suitable to meet the requirements of the limit of 100mb upload to Blogger, and therefore loses a little q…

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Ringing and Recovery update

Ringing Update In this difficult year with ringing not yet allowed on two of our major sites we have manged to handle  just under 6500 birds to date, around 1750 down on lastyear  for the same period. Blue Tits  are usually our most ring…