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Stonechats Through The Roof.

With birding off the cards now, the March passage of Stonechat is almost certainly over, but there has been an excellent and unprecedented passage through Lancashire this year. I have noted up to 160 Stonechat in records collec…

Corvid-19….This Is Serious.

Just done a countrywide internet trawl to find up to 20 birders still reporting on a website, at up to the same number of locations not including garden birds. Words fail me, but – unusual for me – to keep it polite….Shameful.Thank goodness the weath…

Hopes Realised In Bowland.

Friday was a good sunny day, though a cold wind in exposed places on the fells took the edge off an otherwise perfect late March day. I gave six hours between Harrisend and Hawthornthwaite west and east.Harrisend Fell Looking East To Clougha….

100 Plus And Counting.

The spring passage of in excess of 100 Stonechats appears to be going through the roof. I’ve noted records of 50 Stonechat on the FBC website in 2 weeks to date, almost certainly all passage birds with no duplication. AC was in touch to tell me hi…

Mission Impossible….Well Almost.

The extended run of foul wet and windy weather we are having, takes away most if not all of the pleasures of birding, it’s pretty well impossible to stand around, particularly on the coast in a westerly gale, and I’ve been driven back home by this look…

Of Geese And Gulls.

On my way to Heysham on Friday, I pulled off the by-pass to park up and walk down Imperial Road leading to the ‘Waste Technology Park’. This is at the eastern boundary of the Heysham Obs recording area, and was the location of an exceptionally ear…

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