Saturday Sortie

Almost three weeks of cold easterly winds has meant not much ringing. There have been a few migrants arriving but not in any great numbers. Until today I had seen a single Swallow and just two House Martins, the latter back on territory at the big ho…

Petition

UK citizens – Please sign this petition. Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests. Live bird nests have legal protection, but nest sites do not. Swallows, Swifts and Martins return to the same nesting site year…

Wait For It!

On my second visit this month, the Lune Estuary has yet to show me any signs of migration, with the exception of one or two sightings, I’ve seen just three Sand Martin, a Chiffchaff, and two Avocet on Conder Pool.Meadow Pipit. Pete Woodruff.On Conder P…

Blown Away

The morning proved mostly frustrating. I’d met up with Andy again at Oakenclough on a forecast of an 8 mph easterly wind that would drop during the morning until by 3pm it would be no more than 5 mph. Another Fake Forecast from the Brussels Broadcasti…

L R Please

A stellar start to the day as I picked up an Osprey over the out marsh whilst driving down Marine Drive at Marshside – a “temporary” parking spot later, and I manged a rubbish record shot as it headed across to Blackpool. The golf course was pretty quiet, but it was a lovely morning to […]

Around the world in 8 top geese

Still having the sheer volume of geese on Crossens and Banks in April is fantastic. Some simply superb goosing to be had at the minute and some cracking birds seen with Pete & Mark today. Goose around the world…. Melville Island, Canadian High Arctic – Grey-bellied Brant (Banks Marsh) North America – North American Canada […]

Long Time No See

My April Fool of Sunday evening produced mixed results. Many readers failed to notice, even remarking that Birdchase seemed a great idea. The blog stats reveal that just one canny lady from Canada spotted the obvious clues, while several others didn’…

Seven Months Later.

Apart from a few Occupational Therapy style outings pretending to be birding, I was out yesterday to be a little more serious for the first time since my Birk Bank visit on 31 August 2018.Avocet. Conder Pool 24 March. Ian Pinkerton.It was good to find&…