Tag: red grouse

A Wader Moment In Bowland.

Though it was a good sunny and windless day on Wednesday, it was a generally dull day for me in Bowland, not least because I found no Stonechat on my first venture of 2018 on to Hawthornthwaite Fell, though I reckon the two seen on my last vi…

Birdwatching Walks In Bowland!!

WELL I’LL BE FUCKED….THE PLACE IS CRAWLING WITH SHITHEADS!Ian had wanted to join me on Wednesday, not a birder but interested in what we might see and any questions he might have about them. So on my suggestion we went into Bowland and did the Langde…

Snippets

Sorry, there‚Äôs no local news today.  Instead a couple of snippets for those interested in protecting birds of prey followed by a cautionary tale about a twitch that never was. Raptor Persecution Positive news from Scotland on protection …

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Uphill Struggle.

Hawthornthwaite Fell.It was an uphill struggle to find the birds in more ways than one on Wednesday, but literally so on Hawthornthwaite. Apart from the fact the Stonechat isn’t as easy to find as it was during it’s upturn in status&nbsp…

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17 for 5.

After the passing of Ophelia, it was a brilliant morning on Wednesday and I was keen to get off into Bowland to check out the early winter status of any birds to be found wherever I decided to go up there. One thing for sure, despite it now being mid-O…

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Mid September Bowland.

On a more settled day, with some sunny spells and little wind, a visit to Bowland on Friday wasn’t without some rewards. On Hawthornthwaite Fell I found 3 Stonechat, seen as a pair and a juvenile, something of a surprise was a lone Wheatear still …

Another Stonechat Safari.

Stonechat @ Pegler Birding  On Wednesday, a half decent sometimes sunny but cool day when exposed to a light wind, a late summer visit had me finding 6 Stonechat on Birk Bank, by something of a coincidence seen i…

Digging For Gold.

Excellent day on Monday in the Cross of Greet/White Greet/Bloe Greet area, though the birds did’nt quite reach the ‘excellent’ mark. Whinchat Martin Lofgren @ Wild Bird Gallery Like digging for gold, it took four hours to find a pair of …

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There’s Life In Bowland Still.

Interesting that a Cuckoo having arrived on 5 May has already left the UK and was at Orleans in the south of France 4 weeks later on 6 June on it’s way back to Africa. Cuckoo Noushka  Quite the opposite to the Cuckoo I found yesterday be…