Tag: red grouse

Good ‘Start’ To A Good Day!

Friday got off to a good start for me, when, enroute to Harrisend for end of April chats. I found a pair of Redstart, obviously breeding in the trunk of an Ash….Watch this space.In the tree next to the Ash, a pair of Lesser Redpoll, wi…

After The Fall, And Four Nice Chats

As the result of a fall in perfect conditions, in the four hours around the Birk Bank area, I recorded at least 22 Willow Warbler most heard only,  Otherwise, a lone Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Buzzard soaring and mewing, and 2 Dunnock&nbsp…

Upland Wanderings….

….and some interest in the garden.On a beautiful calm spring day, it was good to get myself on Harrisend for 3 hours on Thursday, to find 6 Stonechat, seen as two pairs and a lone male and female, almost certainly having mates which I faile…

Clinch The Finch!

Friday was something of a re-run of my visit to a different location in Bowland on 20 January, in that the day was in the main dire for birds….until the final furlong.The visit to Harrisend was uneventful save 12 Red Grouse, and 8 Grey…

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Mid-Winter Bowland.

View Full ScreenOn a beautiful sunny if cold day on Thursday, the purpose of a trawl around Marshaw – Tower Lodge – Trough Bridge, was to give me some mental and physical well-being, this clip certainly contributed to that….but not a bag full of…

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The Damp Squid.

A visit to Harrisend Fell then on to Hawthornthwaite, turned out to be something of a damp squid, but as with any birding, not without interest including a first.It was a bitter disappointment that I struggled to find just one pair of Stonechat at…

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Top Ten On Harrisend.

Weatherwise the day started well on Thursday, but by midday it turned cloudy eventually becoming drizzle for a spell in the afternoon with a cold wind, not the day I had hoped for.But the inclement weather didn’t succeed in putting the damper on my vis…

After The Break!

On a lovely wall to wall sunny day on Thursday, there was nothing more I wanted to do, than to get to do a 3 mile circuit Rigg Lane-Birk Bank-Cragg Wood-Littledale Road-Rigg Lane. There was half a chance of me finding the last Common Darter around the …

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Birding Upland Magic.

Perfect weather for some time on Harrisend to find 6 Stonechat, it being early October looking like they’re set to winter there, with relations already having left for the coast or maybe further afield to southern Europe or the northern …

Hawthornthwaite West & East.

I was on the western side of Hawthornthwaite Fell during the week, and got to around 400m before finding the first of 4 Stonechat seen on the visit. It was a female, and was the highest Stonechat I ever found on this fell, before soon disappearing from…