Monday, 31 May 2010

Lapwing Chick

We went for a walk across the field to check the redshank nest today. The nest was empty and so we had a good look round for redshank chicks but didn't find them, but we did come across three lapwing chicks. Two kept running but one stopped and crouched down in the grass.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Bluebell Walk

We went for a walk through Calder Vale church wood on Sunday evening to look at the bluebells. They look beautiful! Well worth a visit.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

12 Ducklings

The duck that has been waddling around the farm for the past few weeks appeared this afternoon with 12 ducklings.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Viewings from the bird hide

3 brown hares, 6 lapwings and 3 oystercatchers spotted from the bird hide.
Thank you to T Osborne for make a note of these sightings.

Redshank Nest

Had a walk down the field to check the redshank nest this afternoon. It was sat on the nest when we got there and didn't fly off.
You can just see the redshank's tail poking out of the grass.

Cuckoo Flower

There are lots of cuckoo flowers or lady's smock in full bloom in the field by the bird hide.


Steve heard the cuckoo this morning for the first time this year. He heard the church bells ringing and then the cuckoo started singing!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Free range eggs!

Only a few of our free range hens are laying in the shed at the moment so we have been on the lookout for a nest somewhere on the farm. Steve found one today, under an old sheet of tin, surrounded by nettles!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Viewings from the Bird Hide

Seen from the bird hide :- Lapwings 62 and 10 chicks, Redshanks 6, Snipe 1, Pheasants 4 cocks and 4 hens, Swallows 8, Starling 6.
Many thanks to I Thompson and I Fazackerley of Longridge RSPB for making a note of these sightings.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Redshank Nest

Whilst working in the field Steve came across a very well hidden Redshank nest with 4 eggs in it.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Viewings from the Bird Hide

Around 2pm - 12 lapwings spotted by Beryl Hartley walking through as part of the Garstang Walking Festival.