Not a lot, so far

The fresher wind continued from SW. overcast all day, but it remained dry.South shorePete and Jean managed a quick check.Mediterranean gull 4 adult near the wooden jetty including the green German ringed bird. Later 4 adult, 2 x 2nd calendar year and 1…

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Fly Over Fish Hawk

On Monday morning I visited the Nature Park to hopefully ring a few birds, and it was only a few birds, and as soon as I arrived, I knew that would be the case. It was crystal clear above, and there was a low mist that I suspected would quickly burn of…

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Green Sandpiper "showing"

A much fresher WSW to SW wind today, overcast in the morning but largely sunny in the afternoon.South shore No Wheatears againRock Pipit 2 on same tide line as yesterday Kestrel 1 feeding around the foreshore Mediterranean gull at least …

Excellent Hawker Haul Part 2.

Another excellent count of 47 Migrant Hawker along the canal towpath Conder Green – Galgate on Monday. I came within seconds of getting a picture of a pair coupled in the reeds, but they flew off. This brings the total to 90 Migrant Hawker in…

Dozy but content

A light west breeze mainly overcast with the occasional bright spell.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Alan:Apart from five new Grey Wagtails and three Meadow Pipits the only other captures this morning were singles of Wren, Rob…

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A plethora of ducks!

It was breathless early on with just a light breeze developing from the west during the day. It started off cool with a heavy dew, but the sun quickly warmed the day.It was still calm mid morning as this vertical plume of water vapour from the Pow…

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Four Roe in a row

Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Jean.The vis was a bit better today in between the weather fronts:Pink-footed Goose 4Teal 2Swallow 89Grey Wagtail 7Meadow Pipit 85Goldfinch 30Reed Bunting 1Snipe 1 flew in from the west and drop…

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Excellent Hawker Haul.

Any days birding is a good day, but not for the first time, this one developed into excellent.I was in the good company of Steve again, and a visit to the Lune Estuary started with a look in on Conder Pool where I counted 18 Little Grebe. I know of now…

Still plenty of Meds about

Light SE to south breeze. Drizzle early on, but held off for the remainder of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Alan:Arrived at Middleton at 06.10 whereupon drizzle immediately began and persisted until 07.00. Just two n…

Happy Holidays

Wednesday 15 September. Sue and I had jumped through hoops and clambered over obstacles to reach this point. There was no stopping us now as the jet finally climbed into the sky over Manchester Airport to leave England behind. We were on bang on time i…

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