Another wader

WSW wind. Heavy overnight rain stopped about 08:30, after that it was largely sunny.South shore on ebbing tide in afternoon I went down to watch the beach near the wooden jetty become exposed, but it was largely deserted (MD).Mediterranean gull ju…

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21 Meds plus Gannets.

A very strong SSE to SSW wind. Overcast all day with some heavy showers South shoreReport from Pete:Gannet 7 milling about in the bayMediterranean gull 21 on outflows (14 adult/3cy plus 7 x 2cy)I went to check the high water roosts (MD). Most of t…

A fly fishing opportunity

A surprisingly cold south wind all day. Some brief sunny spells, heavy showers starting after lunch.Middleton Nature Reserve Kevin Singleton “got a buzz” out of locating the Bee Orchids yesterday (his diabolical pun, not mine (MD)). This excellent…

10 Meds, but still no rings

 WSW wind till mid afternoon, when it became variable ending up south having been north! Still warm, but overcast for most of the day with a couple of light showers.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:After a longish break and s…

The east wind tried, but could have tried harder!

According to the regional weather report the ESE breeze continued till lunchtime. It wasn’t like that locally. After 09:30the breezed swirled around, veering from easterlies to westerlies and back again! Hot and sunny for most of the day, but a very he…

Bittersweet In Bowland.

With with an e-mail from AC of 10 male and 2 female Keeled Skimmer at Birk Bank on Tuesday, and my finding Golden-ringed Dragonflies without much effort at three locations already, I’m fast becoming confident of a good Odonata year, in particular the G…

Ringlet abound and a Fritillary bonus

WNW light winds and plenty of sunshineJanet had a walk around Heysham Nature Reserve including the dog walk and Nature Park. She saw Ringlet butterflies everywhere, it’s not long since they were rarities here. Typical were seven around the small area o…

Rock Pipit puzzle perplexes

SW to west light winds, plenty of long sunny spells.Middleton Nature Reserve Janet had a look at dawn. It was misty over the ponds.Too early for the SwansBut these Mallard were activeMeanwhile, this large male Fox was on the prowlHummingbird Hawkm…

Solstice Greetings

Solstice Greetings to you all! I would like to say that the picture below of the sunrise was taken this morning, but it wasn’t, it was taken a couple of days after the Solstice last year. I would have liked to have been out to enjoy the sunrise this mo…

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