Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Green Tourism Award

We attended the Wyre Stars in Tourism Awards today at Thornton Little Theatre and were presented with the award for Green Tourism. A great achievement.
Well done to all the other award winners!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Viewings from the bird hide

Very springlike and warm. Many lapwings, one hare, many pheasants, curlews and herring gulls.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Lapwing Nests

Found 2 lapwing nests in one of the fields this afternoon - one with 3 eggs and the other with 4 eggs.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Frog spawn

Found several clumps of frog spawn in the field dyke.

Lapwing nests

Went for a walk across the field in front of the bird hide this afternoon. Found 7 nests just in one small area of the field and there were several lapwings flying above.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hen harrier sighting

13th March 2011
Walked down to Cobble Hey, then up Peacock Hill over to Delph Wood and then back across the fields to Landskill. Saw a rolling flock of starlings moving like a wave over the field. Many lapwings around, some of which looked to be protecting nests. Heard the call of the curlew a few times and then spotted one flying over. As we walked over Peacock Hill a brown hare rose suddenly out of the grass a few feet in front of us and hurtled away across the field.

14th March 2011
Walked to Bleasdale Moors and up to the peak of Hazelhurst Fell. As we sat up there we saw a hen harrier flying over us, swooping and rising and making a distinctive rasping 'kek kek' sound. We also saw lots of grouse and, on the way back, pheasants.

Thank you to our guests, John and Joy of Harrogate, for making a note of these sightings in our nature diary.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Viewings from the bird hide

Lots of lapwings and starlings. 3/4 curlew and 2 mallards (1 male and 1 female)