Author: Pete Woodruff

Cockersand….Best & Brilliant.

On a lovely sunny, cold, and calm day, Cockersand was at its best and brilliant on Monday, and produced a nice little trio to add to some other good things.But I first called in at Conder Green to note 2 Kingfisher in flight down the creeks, one in pur…

Top Ten On Harrisend.

Weatherwise the day started well on Thursday, but by midday it turned cloudy eventually becoming drizzle for a spell in the afternoon with a cold wind, not the day I had hoped for.But the inclement weather didn’t succeed in putting the damper on my vis…

After The Break!

On a lovely wall to wall sunny day on Thursday, there was nothing more I wanted to do, than to get to do a 3 mile circuit Rigg Lane-Birk Bank-Cragg Wood-Littledale Road-Rigg Lane. There was half a chance of me finding the last Common Darter around the …

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Better Late Than Never!

 A bit behind with the blogging, but I do keep trying….honest!The Lune Estuary.My latest visit at Glasson, produced notables of, an Avocet, 38 Snipe, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 3 Goosander, and an adult Mediterrane…

Birding Upland Magic.

Perfect weather for some time on Harrisend to find 6 Stonechat, it being early October looking like they’re set to winter there, with relations already having left for the coast or maybe further afield to southern Europe or the northern …

Around The Estuary.

When I found 4 Mediterranean Gull on Thursday, I was singing the praises of Conder Pool again as it continues to collect impressive records and Nectar Points for me. These records now include 32 Little Grebe, found yesterday 25 September (Ian Hartley L…

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Excellent Hawker Haul Part 2.

Another excellent count of 47 Migrant Hawker along the canal towpath Conder Green – Galgate on Monday. I came within seconds of getting a picture of a pair coupled in the reeds, but they flew off. This brings the total to 90 Migrant Hawker in…

Excellent Hawker Haul.

Any days birding is a good day, but not for the first time, this one developed into excellent.I was in the good company of Steve again, and a visit to the Lune Estuary started with a look in on Conder Pool where I counted 18 Little Grebe. I know of now…

The Sunday Post!

I had another pleasant visit to the Birk Bank area this week before the weather broke. The wandering wasn’t without at least a couple of surprises.Up to 22 Common Darter were over the bog, with four pairs copulating and ovipositing, also 3 Black Darter…

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