Category: Fleetwood Birder

Another Grey-ish Day

Driving down the road to the Nature Park I was surprised to see that it had rained quite heavily overnight, well, based on the puddles on the road it looked like it had. It wasn’t forecast to rain, bit it made me think that perhaps the rain might have …

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A Grey Day

It was actually a grey day this morning on two counts, when Alice and I had a ringing session at the Nature Park, because we had full cloud cover throughout, and we also caught a few Grey Wagtails! Of course, Grey Wagtails aren’t just grey as you know,…

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Back In Bowland

I was back in Bowland yesterday with a group of farmers from the Peak District, led by my old Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) boss Chloe. It was lovely to catch up with Chloe, and what a great bunch of farmers they all were. The idea of…

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Fogged Off

I was fogged off this morning, not your Keat’s season of mists and mellow fruitfulness kind, but full blown, can’t see your hand in front of your face stuff…, well almost. When I got up at 5:30 a.m. it looked fine outside, but as I drove to the …

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August Ringing Totals

If you are reading this in the web version, as opposed to the mobile version, you will see over on the right that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of August 2021. And I still haven’t managed to get the totals t…

Ten Out Of Ten For Effort

My pesky rotator cuff woes plagued me for a few more days this week, and it wasn’t until this morning that I was fit enough again to go out ringing. I had arranged to meet Alice at the Nature Park at 6:00 a.m., and I was looking forward to a good ringi…

Rotator Cuff Pauses Play

The plan was to do some seawatching yesterday, as it was forecast to be too windy for ringing, and to ring at the Nature Park today and tomorrow. What I hadn’t factored in was a flare up of my rotator cuff injury in my shoulder, that prevented me from …

The Two That Got Away

It was a good start yesterday, when Alice, John and I arrived at the Nature Park under clear skies and a light easterly wind, as we had seven Little Egrets roosting in a dead tree between the two pools. As I unlocked the last gate, I could see several …

Heading In The Right Direction

This morning Alice, John and I were back at the Nature Park, in the reedbed and scrub, for another ringing session. We had clear skies, and it was flat calm at first, but after a couple of hours there was a very light easterly breeze. The clear skies w…

Marginally Better

I was back at the Nature Park this morning for another ringing session in the reedbed/scrub, and I was a little more hopeful, because at first light I had full cloud cover, although the wind could have been a better direction than north-easterly. In th…

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