White Stork (probably) – plus stuff to look out for

Light breeze varying SSE to E and wall to wall sunshine.White Stork – an almost certain white stork, presumably the bird seen recently near Cockerham, flew high to the east over Middleton NR at 1600hrs. Seen by Janet, the slight uncertainty comes from …

10 Out Of 10

I’ve had a busy this week, with plenty of site visits looking at upland breeding wader habitat and carrying out a few breeding bird surveys, so it is only now that I have had time to report back on our recent check of our Pied Flycatcher boxes.On Monda…

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More coverage today

Light vaiable breeze and sunshine for most of the day.Middleton Nature ReserveA comprehensive survey of the flying fauna by Dan (H) – much appreciatedSelected passerines (all nine warblers) singing males;Whitethroat 8, Willow Warbler 6, Chiffchaff 5, S…

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27th May 2020 – Snippets of Wealth –

Today (27th May 2020) was a check out in Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT).I decided to check out 3 populations of the Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal) and was caught out just how far on they had got. In the majority of cases the flower was alrea…

Wednesday – so far

Light breeze and sunshine.Hopefully more records laterRock pipits – lighthouse pair still feeding young in nest – it is a difficult first flight from the nest hole in the vertical wall directly over the sea. Only one bird made it from first brood last …

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25th May 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – Cleavers, Sm Pearl Bordered Frittilary etc

Brimstone on Silene dioica –  Red CampionPhoto: Slape Ln, Burton In Kendal 25th May 2020I also had a further Brimstone and two Orange Tip males, plus the bonus was aSmall Pearl Bordered Fritillary with flitting behaviour whilst briefly feeding on …

The good stuff just out of range….or missed!

A murky start but the sun came out late morning, then shone for the rest of the day.  Breeze light mainly from the west.The title refers to a White Stork to the south of the recording area at Cockerham, we were hoping for a fly ove, but it didn’t …

Back to checking the residents

Light SW to SSW breeze. Warm in the almost constant sunshine.Middleton Nature ReserveSome of the warblers seeemed to have stopped singing, including the Sedge Warblers! The only ones heard were: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Common and Lesser Whitethroat…