A Quick Update

To keep the blog going as we start to get into the autumn migration period proper, I thought I would provide a quick update of the ringing session that I had at the Nature Park on Monday morning. In terms of operating mist nets, the weather couldn…

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Some birds of interest, but hard won.

 A strong SW wind, some showers but largely dry with some sunny spells by the afternoon and evening.South ShoreEarly morning check by Shaun:05:30-07:30. Common Scoter 4 out, close in. ‘Resident’ Shag on wooden jetty. Mediterranean G…

Wheatears returning

Southerly light wind. Sunny spells but rain by early evening Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:A successful ringing session today resulted in 36 captures from just two nets set, all but three birds being juveniles.Grasshopper …

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Peel Park & the Coppice: Consultation Results

Our consultation has now ended, and we’ve collected and collated the results of the surveys. We’d like to thank everyone that took part in the survey and helped to shape the future of this area. You can find out more about the project by cl…

Blog Post: Making a mark at Marshside

Site Manager Tony Baker retires from the Ribble Reserves Tony Baker, the long standing site manager at Marshside for nearly 30 years, has now made the bold move into retirement after throwing all his passion and commitment into what was at the time, a …

A possible lack of Otter/Crayfish explanation

NW wind, a showery start but mainly sunny after mid morning.Report from Shaun:Red Nab to Wooden Jetty Shag 1 2cy on wooden jettyMediterranean gull 23 – 12 adult/3cy and 9 juvenile on Red Nab plus 1 adult on beach next to, and a juvenile feeing on …

Grey outs, out takes and updates

Quite a fresh wind, with rain pretty much all day.I managed two walks along the south wall, got a good soaking each time! (MD)The world was grey, the grey mud and sea quickly lost any features and just became a grey haze. No horizon just greyness all a…

Scoters returns…..well, a Scoter returns

SE light wind in the morning shifted to SW by the afternoon. Plenty of sunshine, but mainly hazy.I only had time for two short walks today, one early morning and another in the evening, but both provided some interest (MD)South shore 8:30 – 09:30Swallo…