Redpolls and Redstart

Hardly any early morning breeze again. What there was came from the north. Early morning sea mist didn’t clear till the breeze moved to west and freshened. Overcast for most of the day with some hazy sunshine.Middleton Nature Reserve Report f…

Getting Better

Here we are again. As promised in yesterday’s blog post when the sighting of a less than common Great Egret at Cockerham provided the Monday Highlight. After recent unremarkable ringing sessions and the sum total of ten birds caught, I met Andy at…

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Marsh Harrier ‘Makes’ My Day This Time

I am stuck in my home office today, but every so often I venture out into the garden and look skywards with both my eyes and my ears! I usually record a bit of vis, mainly passerines, but now and then something interesting goes over. This afternoo…

Still plenty of Sandwich passing through

Again, almost breathless early on, eventually it freshened slightly from the west. Hazy first thing then largely sunny.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Jean:A bit better for ringing today:Lesser Redpoll 11Willow Warbler 7 new and a ret…

18th and 19th April 2021 – Newclose and Dalton Hall Park (private) and Dalton Crags etc.

 Newclose, Majors Nursury and Dalton Old Park – Sunday 1700hrs.A fantastic sight at approx 1700 on our way to Newclose Woods (private) on the Dalton Hall Estate, when we accidentally surprised no less that 100 Fieldfare which lifted off the nearby…

Missing In Action

Monday morning. After the school run I tripped to Cockerham for an hour or two and a walk on Richard and Helen’s farm. Maybe I would meet up with some of the migrant birds still missing from our delayed spring? There’s a little copse with a pool …

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Marsh Harrier over and Middleton Barn Owl confirmed

Again the very slight breeze started from south before freshening slightly and drifting round to the west. Some hazy sunshine, but mainly overcastMiddleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:After John’s five bird ringing session yesterday, I…

The Rinnentier (Rinnenkarren) on East side of Hutton Roof (The Rakes)

 If you want the most up to date blogs about birding and vismig and other stuff please click over this link:Early movement and Spring Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal.I would say that this is something really special!  I noticed it a…