Tag: red grouse

Excellent Day At The Office!

I was quite surprised to find in my records, it is over 7 months since I last visited Harrisend on 27 June last year when I found 5 Stonechat, and that it was over 3 months since I checked out Hawthornthwaite, and found 3 possibly 4 Stonechat there on …

High As A Kite!

Hard to believe I didn’t get up Hawthornthwaite Fell this summer, the last and only time I was there was 22 April when I found none, but I derived great pleasure in finding 3 Stonechat at Hawthornthwaite yesterday, also a decent count of 22 R…

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Two Days And Six Rings.

Another walk on Sunday produced 4 Blackcap, two of which were a male and female from the woodland trail at Lancaster University, and another in full song which gave excellent views.The song of the male Blackcap runs equal with that of the Nightingale, …

The Last Post….

….well hopefully not!As luck would have it I had drafted this post last Saturday 1st September, the night before the stroke put me on the ground, and so it was almost ready to publish with a bit of an edit.This post was always going to be titled ‘My …

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Bowland Lost And Found.

Hawthornthwaite Fell.I made only three previous visits so far this year and found not one Stonechat, and to turn this into an even bigger disaster found none when I went again last week. This looks like it’s going to be a record at the end of…

Red Letter….Continued.

By the time I had soaked up the enjoyment of the Keeled Skimmers on Birk Bank bog, then done the 5 mile circuit, to returned to the bog for another dragonfly session, I’d had the perfect example of a good days birding which took me five hours to comple…

Pleasant Bowland Birding.

Cuckoo. Cliff Raby @ Fylde Coast Wildlife  Another perfect day for a wander on the Bowland Fells which paid off nicely, not only because I heard my first Cuckoo from Harrisend, distant and sounding like it came from the Grisedale/Ni…

Thirteen Months Later.

The last time I was on Clougha was 4 April 2017. There was a time when I would never had thought I’d be saying it was over 13 months since I last went up Clougha, and I had to search my records to see I never checked out the area last year for breeding…

Two Fells….Well Nearly!

Harrisend.On Tuesday I made my first visit this year, and not for 8 months since 1 September 2017. I had given up on the Stonechats on Harrisend, but didn’t realise it was to this extent. But there was little joy in the visit, but thankful fo…

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

The weather on Wednesday morning was cloudy, grey, windy, and nothing like what the forecast had been. Hardly to be called suitable for a visit to Bowland, but it turned out decent in the afternoon. In any case I had a man to meet for a survey of Hawth…