Rain affected play

It was generally fair till about 09:30 (Alan was unlucky getting a shower at Middleton) after that the rain started and never really stopped. Wind from the west.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:A ringing session this morning was i…

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Like a kid in a sweet shop – plus a word of caution

Fresh westerly breezes, mainly sunny.Middleton Nature Reserve Grasshopper warbler 1 unringed male was part of yesterday’s ringing capture.Cetti’s warbler 1 male singing from “no swimming” pond this morningDragonflies around main pond comprised:Emp…

A change of diet

Quite a fresh breeze between NEN and NE. Overcast, but dry all day.Middleton Nature Reserve Just a quick look around the main pond mid morning. Cetti’s warbler – male singing from “no swimming” pondHouse Martin 3 feeding low over the main pon…

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A bit of a mixed bag

The light wind mainly from NE till late afternoon then started shift towards the west. Some long sunny spells, but cloudy by evening.First an update from yesterday – (Report and pictures from Jeff Gorse)Heysham Nature ReserveFive-spot burnet and Burnet…

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Taking Stock….Part 2.

I was off to Bowland again during the week, hoping to get something conclusive, in the main about flycatchers, sandpipers, and wagtails, in the area Marshaw-Tower Lodge-Trough Bridge.Common Sandpiper.Once again it started well, with 7 Common Sandp…

Beautiful Demoiselle

The light wind was from the south all day, drifting round to SE by evening. Mainly overcast, but warm.A morning check by Pete:Manx Shearwater 2 distant Mediterranean gull 2 x 2nd calendar year birds on early tide roost Ocean Edge. AlsoCurlew 375Mi…

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Here, There And Everywhere

What a busy ten days or so it’s been since I last posted, and it feels like I have been here, there and everywhere, and that’s probably because I have! All of my birding, or nearly all of it, of late, has been through work. But once all my breeding bir…

Martin And More

Information arrived from French ringers of ring number 8998514 we caught at Cockerham on 5 June 2021. https://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-french-bonus.html  8998514 – Museum Paris“Here are the details of a ringed bird you have repo…

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Now 10 warblers possible

 Very light north breeze till mid afternoon then switched to NW. Sunny spells.Middleton Nature Reserve 09:00 – 10:30 MD, 10:30 onwards Janet.Still no sign of the 10 fledged Mallards, but the Tim Butler female has produced another 10Mute 2 pai…