Tag: red grouse

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…

September Chats.

Having found 18 Stonechat on Caton Moor on 26 August, I was determined to carry out a plan to visit four more of the best Stonechat hotspots in the area during September, to find if Caton Moor was a precursor to something good about the Stone…

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Stonechat Revival.

Yes….the Stonechat takes centre stage on B2B once again.The last time I visited Birk Bank for any chance of seeing Stonechat or anything else, was on 22 June 2018. But last week I was on Birk Bank and well chuffed to find 14 Stonechat….

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Scratching The Surface.

Tip of the iceberg stuff in the expanse that is the Forest of Bowland, where we’ll never know the true picture on the status of birds, in particular my very own favourite. A trip up the west and east sides of Hawthornthwaite Fell earlier in t…