Tag: osprey

Flying Machines

Sunday 5 September – a fine sunny start with a gentle southerly breath of air, ideal for a little ringing and watching the world of birds go by. Carrion Crows get heaps of bad press, not least on Another Bird Blog. It’s a species whose population…

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Well….That Was A Good Idea!

Looking over a stretch of the River Lune at Bull Beck on Thursday, a few minutes after I had found a Little Ringed Plover on a shingle bar, distant in the sky, there’s this large lumbering bird flying upstream, then dropping down out of view….

Back up north five weeks to the day

The Safari was given the opportunity to join CR on a socially distanced trip up to our favourite reserve in south Cumbria. The weather was a bit iffy on the drive up but we were hopeful it would improve by the time we arrived. C informed us it was exac…

Another January

We’re into the third week of storms with no prospect of birding or ringing for several days. Storm Ella is lined up to be next. Almost every day has been so awful that I have struggled to get out birding or ringing, even for the occasional “window…

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We’ll glossy over that one!

The Safari met up with JG at the private reserve in south Cumbria last week and had a great day which started somewhat umpromisingly with some heavy drizzle. We set off along the trail passing the ‘Adder’ wall’ but no Adders today , the rain keeping th…

Struggling

The Safari is struggling to put finger to keyboard at the moment. It’s not that we’ve had nowt to tell you about as we’ve been doing loads but we’ve also had serious family issues taking up a lot of our time.For a quick catch-up we’ve moved our birds y…

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Purple in the rain

The Safari picked up CR, dropped off Monty and aimed the car northwards on a welcome all-dayer at the big reserve an hour’s drive away. The forecast was for bright sunshine all day but the windscreen wipers told a different story.Our first stop was…

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Flora & Fauna In Cumbria.

Well a little Flora and Fauna in Cumbria.An enjoyable few hours yesterday, with visit’s to Foulshaw Moss and Latterbarrow but sightings at both reserves were a little sparse to be honest….I think maybe I blinked too many times! The one…

More from sunny Sardinia

The Safari was up at the crack of dawn on our holidays, in good time to see the sun come up most daysThe area we wandered around was a field, recently with cattle, adjacent to the hotel for about an hour or so before breakfast. There are a number of cr…