Dozens of Dunlins

A couple of weeks ago I visited one of my favourite locations. Rossall Point has easy access and is a favoured roosting site for waders. There were good numbers of dunlin present and most of them were wearing their summer finery. They will have now probably departed for their Arctic breeding grounds with the current […]

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Black Necked Grebe at Kincraig Lake

A week or so ago it was a nice surprise to discover that a black necked grebe in breeding plumage had appeared on a lake at Bispham Blackpool. This is a very uncommon bird in Lancashire and nationally only a few pairs breed in Britain. In breeding plumage it is a stunning looking bird and […]

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Return to Bowland

At long last the weather had warmed up and Spring was well and truly on the way in fact for a few days it was more like Summer with temperatures soaring into the seventies!! Nature responded and migrants started arriving and spring flowers were blooming. I decided therefore to visit Bowland where I hadn’t been […]

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March Mix

I haven’t done much birding or photography this month. This has been due to lack of mobility and poor weather. I did however manage a few rides in the car to one or two favourite locations and returned with some reasonable images for you to see. First up is the well known little owl near […]

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Glasson Dock…Goldeneye

Three years ago about this time there were a good number of goldeneye duck on the marina at Glasson Dock. I think there were around fifty birds present and I remember having a good day with the camera. A few goldeneye had been reported recently so last week I went for a look. Sure enough […]

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New Year – Barn Owl

It had been a long time since I had seen a barn owl so it was a nice surprise to find a hunting barn owl during my recent travels. I was travelling the back roads and quiet lanes in the Pilling and Cockerham area. The barn owl was very active and it was a challenge […]

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Christmas Geese

For my last post of 2017 it is more of the same!! Pink footed geese have definitely been on my menu this Christmas.Each time I have been out this holiday period I have come across some large flocks of pink footed geese. They were all in the Pilling area and I suspect that it is […]

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Super Whoopers

At the end of last month I visited the Pilling and Cockerham area of Lancashire. This area is visited in the winter months by large flocks of pink footed geese and whooper swans. There are rich pickings to be had in the fields with left over remains of potato and other vegetable crops. This winter […]

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Fallow Deer at Dallam Park

This last week I made a couple of visits to Dallam Park near Milnthorpe. Dallam Park is home to a herd of fallow deer which have occupied this deer park probably for a few hundred years. The fallow deer can often be observed from a large layby adjoining the A6 just south of Milnthorpe. They […]

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