Which Forecast?

I had a long and very pleasant day in Bowland yesterday, on one of my client’s farms, looking at the management of his hedges in the future. The forecast was for a decent morning this morning, good enough to do some ringing in the reedbed and scrub. I …

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And There’s More

Monday was the day I couldn’t make it – Summer Holidays and Grandparents Rule. Andy had been to Oakenclough and in less than ideal conditions caught another 20 or so birds with more Willow Warblers and Blackcaps. There was even an unlikely Sedge Warb…

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Thin End Of The Wedge!

I’m getting closer by the day to the thin end of the wedge with this lockdown thing. But not wanting to labour that one, onward christian soldiers an’all that….Imm Female Common Darter. Pete Woodruff. Clik the pikLancaster Cemetery on the city o…

Coastal Pecker

Earlier in the week the plan was to do some ringing in the reedbed at the Obs today, but as the week wore on, the forecast changed, and it was too windy. In fact, it was far too windy, not blowing a hooley, but too windy for ringing.Instead, I went to …

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Too Good To Be True

After another week of rain and rubbish weather we hoped that today’s forecast of a decent morning would be accurate. On the drive towards Oakenclough a hint of sun broke the early clouds. At 0630 roadside trees hardly stirred. This was all too go…

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Saved By A Mega

There was a distinct Autumnal nip in the air yesterday morning when Ian and I met at the pools at 5:30 a.m. at the Obs to do some ringing. In fact, I nearly put my woolly hat on, but resisted! We were keen to do some ringing, because the recent period …

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Lockdown Miscellany.

I was grateful to David for sending me the Bar-tailed Godwit image as my new header. David is a visitor to the area and wouldn’t have realised at the time, the significance of the Bar-tailed Godwit at Conder Green, seen as an unprecedented number …

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The Wrong Rucksack

Yesterday morning when finishing off some survey work in Greater Manchester, I realised I had the wrong rucksack with me, and this prevented me from getting a cracking photo of a very confiding juvenile Kestrel!This survey site is small, and therefore …

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