Tag: red grouse

April Chats And The Blue Nailed Hawker.

Searching through my records of April Stonechats since 2006. I found little has changed over 15 years, although 10 Stonechat on Hawthornthwaite 10 April 2006, 9 on Harrisend 5 April 2007, and 8 on Clougha/Birk Bank 21…

Birds & Hymenoptera.

Made my first venture of the year on to Harrisend and Hawthornthwaite Fell this week. It was my first visit to both these fells which I made at the onset of the return of the beast from the east.Add to the bleakness of the day, I got no retur…

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Tier 3….The Great Escape.

 It was a full house at the car park on Rigg Lane on Tuesday. One family group told me they were just glad to be out of the house for a while. For me it was much the same, but with the added pleasure of finding 4 Stonechat at Birk Bank t…

Birding Unplugged….

….well badly fractured anyway!I had to taxi a family member to Dolphinholme on Tuesday, to be picked up again in three hours to return to Lancaster. The perfect opportunity for me to go a few miles up the road for a couple of hours to Hawth…

Bleak In Bowland!

Definitely bleak in Bowland, and not much pen and paper used – non actually – in my latest trip there on Friday. In fact I was almost in despair when I realised I hadn’t even taken the little black book out of my pocket for the entire 5 hours….I…

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Seek And Ye Shall Find….But Not This Time.

Since the beginning of September, I have personally found or lifted 143 Stonechat records off Lancaster/Fylde bird club websites to date, they include 16 Stonechat seen in our recording area of South Cumbria during Sept/Oct. Thanks …

A Bowland Double.

There’s a bit of hesitation with my words in this video, and a little humour in there too. I think to have a script might be a good bet until I get used to the idea of commentary. Meanwhile, a little introduction to Fridays visit to…

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More Moorland Ventures.

I had another venture to Bowland again this week, a very enjoyable venture, they always are.If I’m doing revisits of the five moorland locations of Caton Moor/Harrisend/Catlow/Hawthornthwaite/and Birk Bank, the 75 Bowland Stonechat record now…

The Weeks Moorland Venture.

I gave Catshaw Fell a couple of hours during the week, one of a few areas I’ve previously neglected in Bowland. The visit was quite interesting, and started soon after I had put the plantation behind me and set off on the track where I m…