Reasonable, albeit patchy coverage

Another overnight frost with some light snow, by morning the wind had shifted to the south and with the sunshine made it feel quite pleasant (easily said when you’re well wrapped up!).Red Nab just after the tide had left it:Wigeon 160Shelduck 85Rock Pi…

Latest Closure Information

As many of you will know, we are temporarily CLOSED to visitors during the current lockdown.

This includes:
Visitor Centre
Toilets
Hides and trails
Café and shop
The public Causeway is open as normal for local, essential exercise only

Anyon…

Iceland gull breaks two year duck – just.

Pretty much everything, except sunshine, in today’s weather. It started out frosty in the night, but had turned to rain by morning, which eased to light showers later. Temperatures hovered around zero leaving some very slippy black ice. Later in the af…

Confined To Barracks!

View Full ScreenWe had a Song Thrush yesterday, a mega in the garden with Nectar Points equal to a White’s Thrush on the Scillies as far as I’m concerned, but….View Full Screen….it beat the snow which came down today.I haven’t been t…

Flight Identification of European Passerines – A Review

A package arrived from Princeton Press, a book for review via Another Bird Blog – a newly released component of the highly successful WILDGuides series. The book? – Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds, an Illustrat…

Brent numbers higher as tides get lower

Another heavy overnight frost with mist till mid morning. Some sunshine later in the morning with light rain in the afternoon.Just a quick check of the skeer corner at 10:30 located 34 Pale-bellied Brent geese feeding, including the two colour ringed C…

Wrong……again!

Another overnight ground frost, light north wind and mainly sunny.Unfortunately, but understandably, increased movement restrictions will result in fewer walks by me and less opportunities of records from others. I will maintain this blog as best I can…

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Warmer…..well, not as cold.

It barely got down to 0C last night, a couple of light snow flurries this morning with periods of sunshine. The light winds continue from the north.Heysham skeer – low water 09:00Eider c60 Red-breasted Merganser 2Knot c1,000Pale-bellied Brent 11 -…

More Of the Same

After the latest visit to Gulf Lane Pilling/Cockerham today I carried out a quick audit of results to date. The DemOn program produced a table in seconds detailing the species and numbers caught at this single wintering plot since January 2016. T…

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