Category: Birding Aldcliffe

Autumn Beckons

My last few rummages around around the local patch have certainly had a feeling of impending autumn about them.This morning, the undoubted highlight was a lovely whinchat with 3 wheatears by the Wildfowlers’ Pools. Oddly, I didn’t find any other obviou…

Purple Patch

Well, it’s certainly been an interesting few days!On Friday, shortly before I was due to catch my train to Oakham for the Birdfair a juvenile purple heron was discovered in front of the Grisedale Hide at Leighton Moss. Now, given that the last purple h…

Field Good Factor

I had an extremely soggy trundle around the patch on Saturday morning, but it wasn’t without its rewards.Freeman’s Pools were relatively quiet; 3 tufted duck, a couple of little grebes and a few mallard, coot and Canada geese on the water. A reed warbl…

Sunday Summary

A couple of hours spent blasting around the patch today, just as the tide started to drop was reasonably productive.Once the jet skiers by Snatchems had packed up and gone off to do whatever it is people like that do, the gulls and lapwings started to …

Green Back

My first green sandpiper of the post-breeding season was bang on cue this evening with a single bird at the Wildfowlers’ Pools.We usually see a few passing through from early July onward and numbers can reach double figures in exceptional years. Of cou…