Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

Dodging the showers at the wetlands

The Safari met up with the South-side gang for a bit of wildlifing and good old fashioned banter at Martin Mere WT reserve a few days ago. As we passed through Infection Control and out into the wilderness beyond the first thing we spotted was a family…

Back up north five weeks to the day

The Safari was given the opportunity to join CR on a socially distanced trip up to our favourite reserve in south Cumbria. The weather was a bit iffy on the drive up but we were hopeful it would improve by the time we arrived. C informed us it was exac…

Anyone seen any butterflies?

The Safari has been wanting to do counts for this summer’s Big Butterfly Count but the weather has been constantly putting the mockers on proceedings so much so that we’ve only managed a couple of counts over the last fortnight and they haven’t reveale…

That St Swithin chap again!

The Safari hasn’t been far for a while, Not because of lockdown or anything like that it’s just that the weather has had us more or less confined to barracks apart from the usual dog walks.The garden hasn’t offered up many bird photo opportunities but …

June didn’t really improve

The Safari received an email from the water board imploring their customers to save water. Well that did the trick it has hardly stopped raining since! And as a consequence our forays with the camera have been somewhat curtailed.Needless to say though …

A trip out, a forty year wait over and a hot day

The Safari took the opportunity to venture further afield now that Lockdown is just about over. We arranged a socially distanced meet up with good friend JG at the always brilliant Lunt Meadows Lancashire Wildlife Trust reserve from where we’d recently…

June arrives and so does the rain

The Safari has been mostly in the garden at Base Camp this week but we have been around a couple of local sites too.We’ve had a little success with the moth trap but nothing to really get the pulse racing. To be fair the best catches this week have bee…

Highlights from Weeks 9 and 10 of not-really-lockdown-at-all-anymore

The Safari has spent a little more time away from our immediate area now that travel restrictions have been lifted but we’ve still not bit the bullet and ventured very far away from the Fylde coast. With summer-like weather conditions many places have …

Week 8 but are the safaris locked down or not?

The Safari has taken advantage of the relaxed lockdown rules available in the second half of this week. To start the week we were still only able to do one proper walk a day and Monday saw us have a wander along the full length of the North Blackp…

Lockdown week 7 brings a real treat

The Safari took a wander along the North Blackpool Pond Trail on a warm Monday morning. At the reedbed through the gate a pair of Dunnocks were busy looking for nesting material, one disappeared into the thick Brambles with a feather while the other wa…