Author: Pete Woodruff

Boring Birding!

For a day in June – a month when birding is regarded to be going nowhere – Friday was a good day which had some movement and action to keep me interested for an hour or two, and some butterflies came too….Boring Birding!….I don’t think so.Four Comm…

Orc’s In Lanc’s.

I thought I’d glimpsed an Orchid from a moving car on Monday, so the following day I thought I should get myself off to investigate…..What a great idea.Clik the piks, they’re bigger and better.Bee Orchid. 17 June. Pete WoodruffI was delighted to find…

Barbondale Finally.

For several years I’ve gone to Barbondale around the end of April, then for three more visits during the breeding season, but unfortunately not this year. Yesterday wasn’t the choicest of days, it was cloudy and with a chill in the …

Pontoon Peace.

There’s no doubt about it, there appeared to be a reign of peace yesterday on the pontoon at Conder Pool, but you don’t have to be an ornithological genius to see that things won’t last.Common Tern Conder Pool 14 June. Ian Pinkerton.The first Common Te…

Bowland Updated.

Weather-wise not quite the day I had hoped for on Monday, an hour into the visit I had to escape back to the car almost a mile away from a downpour. But it was actually all worth while when the weather dried up, not least because I eventually found 3&n…

And The Winner Is….

7 June. Ian Pinkerton. (Clik The Pik)This image shows the cramped style the birds are enduring on the pontoon at Conder Green, with two pairs of Common Tern and a Black-headed Gull all sitting on eggs. Already the week old Oystercatcher chicks have bee…

Climate Change.

Climate change has already made a significant impact on bird populations around the world and the impact is projected to become much larger in the future, increasing the risk of extinction for many species. There’s this guy, I think he’s called th…

Pool, Scar, & Garden.

The Oystercatcher family have disappeared from the pontoon which is now on a tilt presumably grounded, judging by the sustained dive bombing attacks I witnessed last Thursday, the chicks probably perished at the hands of the Common Terns, and the …

And Finally!

After several failed attempts over a long period of time, I finally succeeded to upload a video I made on to Birds2blog. I’m not able to edit the film, and the small size is out of my control, so it’s best viewed on Full Screen, it shows a sustained at…