Category: Birds2blog

Excellent Hawker Haul.

Any days birding is a good day, but not for the first time, this one developed into excellent.I was in the good company of Steve again, and a visit to the Lune Estuary started with a look in on Conder Pool where I counted 18 Little Grebe. I know of now…

The Sunday Post!

I had another pleasant visit to the Birk Bank area this week before the weather broke. The wandering wasn’t without at least a couple of surprises.Up to 22 Common Darter were over the bog, with four pairs copulating and ovipositing, also 3 Black Darter…

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More Gripping Stuff.

It was a new experience for me to see at least 20 Grey Wagtail on Wednesday last week, obviously some autumn movement on the River Lune at Halton…Gripping stuff! The videos are best viewed Full Screen….Hopefully.This is a particularly&nbs…

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The Hairstreak Experience.

Brown Hairstreak.The first confirmed record of the Brown Hairstreak in Lancashire, came from the Silverdale area in 2011, and was the result of an unauthorised release. The species is restricted to the south, the nearest colonies being in Wor…

The Greens Take Conder By Storm!

Someone stepped onto the viewing platform at Conder Green on Friday, and started a conversation by asking if there was anything interesting here. Obviously a visitor to the area, he went on to ask how long the pool had been in existence. I ex…

Around The Lune Estuary.

A look in on Conder Pool yesterday produced the kind of interest you come to expect here. Thirteen Common Tern seen, heading toward the climax of their breeding season, with eight adult and five young seen, four of which have yet to fledge, though I’d …

Hawthornthwaite West & East.

I was on the western side of Hawthornthwaite Fell during the week, and got to around 400m before finding the first of 4 Stonechat seen on the visit. It was a female, and was the highest Stonechat I ever found on this fell, before soon disappearing from…