Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Viewings from the Bird Hide

Spotted on Monday 26th April between 6 and 7 pm.
Lapwing 74 + including 3 + broods of chicks, Redshank 6, Curlew 5, Snipe 1, Skylark 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Reed Bumting 1, Oystercatcher 1, Buzzard 1, Stoat 1, Brown Hare 10.
Thank you to Gavin Thomas, RSPB, for noting these sightings in our nature diary.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Lapwing Chicks!

The eggs in the nest close to the bird hide have hatched and there are now 4 lapwing chicks in the field.

Spring Lambs 2010

Thank you to Danielle Freaney for these images of some of our lambs!

Spring Lambs 2010

Thank you to Danielle Freaney for these images of some of our lambs!

Brown Hare

Thank you to Danielle Freaney for this image.

Lapwing viewing

9 lapwings spotted from the bird hide by Melissa, Ruby and Charlotte

Monday, 19 April 2010

Swallows return!

Whilst in the bird hide watching the lapwings and redshanks we saw our first swallow of 2010.
There are at least 17 lapwing nests on the bird hide field, we think.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Nature Diary

Visitors to Caldertop Cottage noted the following sightings in the cottage nature diary:-
Monday 12th April - a wren was seen on the stone wall outside the cottage. Brown hares seen in the field.
Wednesday 14th April - wren seen again on an old plough by the stone wall.

Thank you to the Roberts family for recording this information.

Lapwing feeding

Spent some time in the bird hide late this afternoon, watching several lapwings, 4 redshanks, 4 curlews, 6 brown hares and a rabbit.
A sparrowhawk and crows were being chased away by the lapwings.
There are at least 4 lapwing nests close to the bird hide.
One of the lapwings came to feed at the scrape in front of the hide.

Ducks on the garden pond!

We had two ducks on the garden pond this afternoon - being watched by our cat 'Twinkle'.

Friday, 16 April 2010


Spotted a sparrowhawk being chased away by lapwings this evening.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Viewings from the Bird Hide

Lapwings 30+, Redshanks 2, Starlings 10, Cock Pheasants 2, Hen Pheasants 2, Brown Hares 5, Weasel 1.
Thank you to Ian Fazackerley of Preston for making a note of these sightings.

Saturday, 10 April 2010