SNIPPETS OF WEALTH (October 2018)

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If you want up to date information on theVisible "Bird Migration" please checkout the following blog by scrolling downor alternatively please click hereHere below is a photo of the area on Holme Stinted Pastures which is fenced in.  Its a small pond area taken over by "Bullrush", but so important for the frogs etc. But also of great interest is the construction of the fencing and gate done in country traditional style.  Here is a couple of photos I took last week....

SNIPPETS OF WEALTH (September 2018)

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If you want up to date information on theVisible "Bird Migration" please checkout the following blog by scrolling downor alternatively please click hereSunday 23rd September 2018 - Hutton Roof  1300hrs to 1600hrs Found this late Dog Violet - usually they have finished by about the end of May!Now then this is a fine scollie I found on Hutton Roof were you can see a lot of action on the tips of the fronds of which there are 9 and each one have some sort of aberrant make up.  I have gps were I found it and contacted my friend Alec whom I am sure will give me his comments in due course.  For now we have some photos:Sunday 23rd September 2018 - Skyscapes over Burton In Kendal (taken whilst doing bird counting and general vismig.Saturday 22nd September 2018 Sunrise and a spectrum formed this morning, just like a mini rain...

2018 VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION REPORTS (August to November)

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VISMIG - Monday 24th September 2018 - Tayors fields, Off Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal 0700hrs to 1045hrsWind: NNW 2mph, 3c, Cloud 25%  and later to 50%, 1036mb pressure. First proper frost and having to take ice of windscreen.Cold first thing but pleasant and it was not long before the sun starting shining making it a very nice morning to be out and about. Again the movement never got going probably because for one NNW is not the best wind together with very high pressure tends to block, well that has always been my experience.  I think we will need to get some Easterlies to get things moving here! Skeins of Pink Feet were again showing. All movement SE unless stated otherwise.Chaffinch: 167 (best: 1x10,1x8,2x5)Goldfinch: 13 (4,5,4)Linnet: 20 (one party)Meadow Pipit: 3 (2,1)Alba Wagtail: 4 (1,1,2)Swallow: 13 (1,1,3,4,4)House Mart...

2018 VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION REPORTS

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Tuesday 28th August 2018 - Holme Park Fell (Hutton Roof) 0900hrs to 1100hrsFirst proper indications of local migration with Meadow Pipits collecting (blogging) over on Holme Park Fell.  This morning I had a party with 60 plus birds which had obviously come from further North....

Snippets of Wealth (August 2018)

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If you want to check out the full 32 page programme for the events then please clickhere. *******************************************************************Now then back to our "Snippets of Wealth"Friday 17th August 2018 - Filmed about a fortnight ago and shown on Granada TV tonightJust click here to check out the small piece which shows you some great sights over Hutton Roof with some filmed by the drone.Thursday 16th August 2018 - Holme Stinted Pastures, Holme Park Fell, Farleton Fell 0900hrs to 1100hrs - "A Conspiracy of Ravens"Field Mushroom - "I hope"Very quiet  within Holme Stinted Pastures, with just sparse sounds of birds and only one Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff to report, probably more if truth be known. Odd Bullfinch as usual and the are known as the residents.Today's flora was what you would expect at this time of year B...

Burton News Reports

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March 2015 - Burton NewsClick over to enlarge*******************************************************May 2015 - Burton NewsClick over to enlarge**********************************************June 2015 - Burton NewsTwo reliable reports came in of an early Cuckoo calling on April 17th from the Clawthorpe area.  Our regular two Cuckoos turned up on Dalton Crags on May 7th (a few days later than normal) and on the same date another Cuckoo arrived and was heard calling over near the Rakes on the Park Wood side. Our Tree Pipits started to arrive from the 18thApril with one showing its display at the top of Dalton Crags. Since that day they have continued to arrive into May, but seem to have been more subdued in their calling and behaviour than normal, and I can only put this down to perhaps that “cold underlying chill to the air flow” whic...
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