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height top farm 2014-04-18 11:51:00

HEIGHT TOP FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGESA glorious morning here at Height Top. Three balloons landed in Higham this morning. Two in the fields and one on the football pitch in the village.  

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Dan here.Another dawn raid under clear blue skies and a cool easterly didn't turn up too many migrants.Although I only gave the patch two hours, one new male Common Whitethroat (at Stodday picnic area) to supplement the Darter Pool bird wasn't too...

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Forum Post: RE: Leighton Moss April 2014

I only saw the one young, MC, and it looked like it was looking after itself I did see a parent but not any young next to Lillian hide but there might have been one hiding in the tree trimmings of the bushes next to it but it did not show it show itse...

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You can find recordings of bird song at www.xeno-canto.org and code to embed the recording in your blog posts.

For example below the begging calls of young Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Guest Post: Calling local farmers and land managers

Nature conservation charity, the RSPB, would love to hear from local farmers and land managers in Bowland who are interested in helping nature thrive on their land.

The Forest of Bowland is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK and has huge potential to provide even more homes for important upland birds including lapwings and curlews, as well as other animals such as brown hares and insects like green hairstreak butterflies and golden-ringed dragonflies.

As a result, RSPB conservation advisor Gavin Thomas is offering free advice and support to anyone in the area who wants to manage areas of their land in a more wildlife-friendly way.

As well as advice, the RSPB is also offering farmers in the Forest of Bowland free farmland bird surveys. These stock takes will show what wildlife makes its home on a farm and, when repeated at a later date, will reveal how a farmer’s efforts are producing real results for wildlife.

Farmers and landowners interested in chatting to Gavin about giving nature a home on their land can call him on 07814 462429 or email him at gavin.thomas@rspb.org.uk.

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Over Kellett Pond LWT

0.5ha. Wetland with boardwalk and interpretation board. Grid ref. (SD 524698)

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Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Thank you for considering visiting us at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Someone once said that staying in a country hotel should be like ´being utterly spoiled in your own home´. This is quite simply what myself and my ´team´ aspire to when you stay with us.

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Gibbon Bridge Hotel Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley Hotel

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