Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

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…

Lockdown week 6 brings a little belter to the garden

The Safari was struggling with the poor weather early in the week especially in the garden. On Monday only a Buzzard low over the chimney pots made it into the garden notebook and Tuesday’s only entry was of a Blue Tit collecting dog hair for its nest …

A Slight Change of Scenery for Lockdown Week 5

The Safari was still enjoying a morning constitutional along the prom in the first half of the week. Warm sunshine and calm seas made for a very pleasant experience, made even better as everyone was being very sensible and keeping way more than the rec…

Lockdown week 4 brings a bad dip

The Safari has been enjoying the sunshine but not the strong, cold wind but at least it’s an easterly which means the sea is mostly calm and there’s a good chance for finding a decent migrant bird or two, either on one of our exercise/dog walk patches …

The third week of lockdown local wildlife safaris

The Safari has had a rather productive week despite being on Lockdown. Last week ended on a high too with our first ever spring record of a Rook flying over Base Camp, they are very infrequent in the autumn, usually tagging along with flocks of Jackdaw…

The second week of safaris under Lockdown

The Safari like everyone else has been stuck at home. We have been able to walk the mutt around the local fields early morning but haven’t taken the camera as yet. The days have been cold and windy but there has been some sunshine and in those sun…

A Week of Wonderful Wildlife While under Lockdown

The Safari like a lot of folk has been mostly confined to barracks this week.We have been able to get out on Patch 1 for a short walk with the dog every morning but so far haven’t taken the camera just the phone for any pics. We’ve seen a nice variety …

Waiting for the Wheatears

The Safari hopes everyone is well in these trying times. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the first of the spring arrivals walking the cliffs watching  every little flit most of which were Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails as usual. We’ve also kept an ey…