Author: Pete Woodruff

Bleak In Bowland!

Definitely bleak in Bowland, and not much pen and paper used – non actually – in my latest trip there on Friday. In fact I was almost in despair when I realised I hadn’t even taken the little black book out of my pocket for the entire 5 hours….I…

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Birding Magic ’94.

The date and record sits proudly up there at the top of the list of goodies found over the years, this one in the days when dinosaurs ruled the world….Well, let’s say just after!Saturday 19 November 1994.At 10.30am, I was at a location at H…

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Seek And Ye Shall Find….But Not This Time.

Since the beginning of September, I have personally found or lifted 143 Stonechat records off Lancaster/Fylde bird club websites to date, they include 16 Stonechat seen in our recording area of South Cumbria during Sept/Oct. Thanks …

A Bowland Double.

There’s a bit of hesitation with my words in this video, and a little humour in there too. I think to have a script might be a good bet until I get used to the idea of commentary. Meanwhile, a little introduction to Fridays visit to…

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Winter Chats And A Nice One At Heysham.

Since reading an article I’ve had since 2015 on observations of the Stonechat,  I’ve been able to add more interesting facts to my learning about this enigmatic little gem.Juvenile Stonechat. Ana Minguez.The Stonechat is u…

More Moorland Ventures.

I had another venture to Bowland again this week, a very enjoyable venture, they always are.If I’m doing revisits of the five moorland locations of Caton Moor/Harrisend/Catlow/Hawthornthwaite/and Birk Bank, the 75 Bowland Stonechat record now…