Category: Fleetwood Birder

Saved By A Mega

There was a distinct Autumnal nip in the air yesterday morning when Ian and I met at the pools at 5:30 a.m. at the Obs to do some ringing. In fact, I nearly put my woolly hat on, but resisted! We were keen to do some ringing, because the recent period …

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The Wrong Rucksack

Yesterday morning when finishing off some survey work in Greater Manchester, I realised I had the wrong rucksack with me, and this prevented me from getting a cracking photo of a very confiding juvenile Kestrel!This survey site is small, and therefore …

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Scraping The Barrel

With a blog title like that you can tell that…well…I am scraping the barrel to keep the blog going, as I have very little to report really. The main problem has been the spell of cold, wet, windy weather we have been having recently, and any good d…

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Point And Shoot

An alternative Blog title could have been ‘what time is it’, based on the number of early starts I have had over the past week. The latest I have got up is 5:00 am, and the earliest 3:00 am, all these early starts were to complete breeding bird surveys…

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Return To Curlew Country

Before I get in to the topic of this post, I want to apologise for the quality of the Curlew pictures. These birds were busy alarm calling, and flying round me, giving me grief, which is exactly what they should be doing, and was an excellent sign, a…

Mixed Fortunes

Following on from the pictures in my last post taken in my garden, I snapped a few more this past week. First up was another fly, that I think I have identified to the family Micropezidae or Stilt-legged Flies. There are about 500 species of this fly w…

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From Reedbed To Garden

At the start of the week I had a ringing session in the reedbed and scrub at the Obs. It was an early start, and I was unlocking the first of the three gates to gain entry by 5:00 am. Now, that might sound early, but when I was a newly qualified bird r…

10 Out Of 10

I’ve had a busy this week, with plenty of site visits looking at upland breeding wader habitat and carrying out a few breeding bird surveys, so it is only now that I have had time to report back on our recent check of our Pied Flycatcher boxes.On Monda…

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