Kittiwake surprise

It started off much like yesterday with heavy showers, but the gaps between them increased with more sunshine. By afternoon it was mainly sunshine. The wind was quite fresh initially south then SW.Rock Pipit two on the saltmarsh Pete and Jean chec…

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A compete washout – well, almost

Winds from the south to SW. Heavy rain in the morning, giving way to alternating heavy and not so heavy rain in the afternoon!Nothing of note on the south shore in the morning. Just before I squelched back to my car, I came across a very large feeding …

Spoonbills at RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh

 Lancashire is currently in the highest zone of coronavirus restrictions.This will mean it is going to be difficult to obtain images as non essential travel is not encouraged and it may not be easy to provide new images for the blog.For the time b…

Reasonable sea watch

Wind started from the south then swung round to SW to WSW, showers eased by the afternoon with some sunny periods.Pete managed an hour on the north wall in the early afternoon:Whooper Swan – 30 + 16 +14. The third lot of Whoopers flew up bay cross…

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More Whoopers

Quite fresh SW to W winds, sunny spells and showers all day.A quick check around Ocean Edge shore found nothing! No wheatears, pipits or Linnet. Brambling 3 briefly near pond behind Red Nab.Middleton Nature Reserve – mid afternoon There were …

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Undisturbed saltmarsh at high water = birds

Wind from SW, rain for most of the morning some sunny spells by the afternoon.The last of the current spring tides today, 9.20 metres is just enough to cover the saltmarsh in these relatively calm conditions. Normally, by the end of a set of high tides…

The Old Ones (AreThe Best)

There‚Äôs little chance of birding or ringing until next week as an Atlantic storm winds its way towards us for the weekend. Friday looked a possibility but Sue and I have to go for our flu jabs at precisely 1012 on Friday morning. Instead and for …

The best moments of vis so far this year..

 My most recent blog on”The best moments of vis so far this year – see belowLinks: “FOR UP TO DATE” 2020 Visible Bird Migration records Click over this link”Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)Cloud and Sun…

Insects, holding on – just!

Another wet start, then mainly dry till mid afternoon. Warm SE wind.Just my stuff so far (MD). Possibly more to comeSouth shore – low water mid morningSkylark 1 on saltmarshWheatear 1 Rock Pipits at least 5 – I couldn’t decide whether these were p…