Author: Pete Woodruff

Birds & Hymenoptera.

Made my first venture of the year on to Harrisend and Hawthornthwaite Fell this week. It was my first visit to both these fells which I made at the onset of the return of the beast from the east.Add to the bleakness of the day, I got no retur…

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Little Birding Moments.

Thanks to Howard for the excellent header image of the Brent Geese.My birding moments started on Thursday with a wander through the park before the weather broke down and developed into our share of Storm Christoph. View Full ScreenThe birds offer…

The Chats Have It….Again!

Thanks to Martin Jump for the excellent and appropriate header image for this post about the Stonechat. It is the view looking NE from Hawthornthwaite Fell to the eastern edge below Ward’s Stone, with Mallowdale Fell taking centre stage.I was in touch …

The Ward’s Stone Chat.

Ward’s Stone is the highest peak in the Forest of Bowland, the trig point stands at 560m. An interesting fact about Ward’s Stone, is that another 50m would make it a mountain to join the only other two in Lancashire, Green Hill at 628m, and Cragareth a…

Confined To Barracks!

View Full ScreenWe had a Song Thrush yesterday, a mega in the garden with Nectar Points equal to a White’s Thrush on the Scillies as far as I’m concerned, but….View Full Screen….it beat the snow which came down today.I haven’t been t…

Last Chance Saloon.

Today was a complete disaster for me, when the last chance for birding in 2020 was thwarted for more reasons than one. But here are some bits and pieces to fill the page….I found a file buried beneath a mountain of other files, it contained a good nu…

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Tier 3….The Great Escape.

 It was a full house at the car park on Rigg Lane on Tuesday. One family group told me they were just glad to be out of the house for a while. For me it was much the same, but with the added pleasure of finding 4 Stonechat at Birk Bank t…