Wishful thinking?

Still only negligible movement observed. Just two Meadow Pipits and an Alba Wagtail.The wader numbers roosting on the old heliport wall has reduced, partly due to the low neap tides.Oystercatcher c200Dunlin c30Knot c2,000. They were very filghty, could…

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Still waiting…….

The wind shifted round to the west today and was noticeably warmer, but still very little movement.A trickle of Meadow Pipits and Alba wagtails north. Two stopped briefly on Heysham Head. One was a male White wagtail, didn’t get a good enough view of i…

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Ringing recoveries

The lockdown and short walk from home strategy has led to three Grey Wagtail reports in quick succession – all on breeding territory – along with a misreported CR Pied Wag which will be passed onAOA0043   Ringed   Juvenile  Hey…

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Thinking Of Summer

I’ve done it again, missed a day. My wrist has been duly self-slapped! No excuse other than Gail and I were social distancing in 19.2 ha of semi-natural broad-leaved woodland, that’s 192,000 square metres without another soul. The safest place to be I …

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We were in stasis, but now……it’s slowed down!

The cold north to northwesterly winds over weekend stopped everything. They eased slightly this morning, but there was still little sign of movement.Just a trickle of Meadow Pipits and Alba Wagtails.The real reason for today’s post was to share this pi…

A Week of Wonderful Wildlife While under Lockdown

The Safari like a lot of folk has been mostly confined to barracks this week.We have been able to get out on Patch 1 for a short walk with the dog every morning but so far haven’t taken the camera just the phone for any pics. We’ve seen a nice variety …