Author: Pete Woodruff

Good ‘Start’ To A Good Day!

Friday got off to a good start for me, when, enroute to Harrisend for end of April chats. I found a pair of Redstart, obviously breeding in the trunk of an Ash….Watch this space.In the tree next to the Ash, a pair of Lesser Redpoll, wi…

Birding On Your Doorstep….

….but first the Short-eared Owl.Thanks to Howard Stockdale for the header image, which shows what looks like what can only be described as a twig protruding from the birds right armpit. I’d suggest this is the possible cause of the inability to fly a…

Negative Turns Positive.

Negatives.It’s rare that I use the word negative to describe any of my birding, but a session in the Lune Valley turned out to be the most negative experience for me in ages.Sand Martin Bull Beck April 15 2021At Bull Beck where I had hoped to find Litt…

Barnacle Goose Takes Top Spot!

My visit to Conder Green was something of a repeat of my last on 5 April, though some numbers had changed, and new birds were in. Conder Pool laid claim to its first Barnacle Goose yesterday, present there since Sunday, it was with 16 Gr…

After The Fall, And Four Nice Chats

As the result of a fall in perfect conditions, in the four hours around the Birk Bank area, I recorded at least 22 Willow Warbler most heard only,  Otherwise, a lone Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Buzzard soaring and mewing, and 2 Dunnock&nbsp…