Author: Pete Woodruff

Bowland Again….My Kind Of Birding.

My kind of birding in Bowland with some good results, and I had the good company of Martin Jump for my second visit in six days.Mistle Thrush Fledgling. View Full Screen.Over my two visits 23/28 April, I’ve notched up 23 true thrushes, being …

Birk Bank.

A pleasant spring day for upland birding, with one or two good rewards and three decent butterfly records.Not the most attractive of woodlands at the start of the path to Clougha, but by the time I got here 20 minutes from the car park on Rigg Lan…

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Well….That Was A Good Idea!

Looking over a stretch of the River Lune at Bull Beck on Thursday, a few minutes after I had found a Little Ringed Plover on a shingle bar, distant in the sky, there’s this large lumbering bird flying upstream, then dropping down out of view….

April Chats And The Blue Nailed Hawker.

Searching through my records of April Stonechats since 2006. I found little has changed over 15 years, although 10 Stonechat on Hawthornthwaite 10 April 2006, 9 on Harrisend 5 April 2007, and 8 on Clougha/Birk Bank 21…

Godwit Headline Conder Pool….Again.

Although it was a pleasant sunny day, to be honest Conder Pool was a bit dull when I arrived there, but things were about to change for the better….much better. Unknown to me I was about to experience another of those excellent birding moments t…

….And Memories Of ’95.

A pair of Siskin visited our garden Wednesday this week, the male a brilliant individual, briefly on the feeders before flying off together. I was jumping for joy at the sight of these two birds and was tempted to call them rare for our garden, but loo…