Monday, 25 April 2011

Lapwing chicks

There are several lapwing chicks in the fields around the farm now. 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Viewings from the birdhide

4 lapwings and 1 chick, 1 pheasant, 4 oystercatchers, 1 redshank, 1 bird and 11 chicks.

Easter Sunday sunrise!

Hannah and I walked up Parlick Fell at 5.30am this morning (along with a few other mad people) to watch the sunrise. It was a beautiful morning. The views were amazing!

Sightings around the cottage

We have seen these birds at the cottage, or very near by:-
Pheasants (loads of them)
Whimbrel (roosting at Barnacre Reservoir)
Pied Wagtails
Saw a deer walking across the field next to the cottage one day. Also saw bats at night. Saw a hedgehog near Barnacre Reservoir and lots of brown hares near the hide, along the lane.
Loved it!

The Lockwoods (Huddersfield)

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Bird Hide Viewings

1 pheasant and 3 oystercatchers.

Thank you to Sophie, Emily & Polly Harris.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


One of the ducks that has been waddling around the farm appeared with 16 ducklings!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Viewings from the bird hide

Loads of lambs and sheep, 2 curlews, 6 lapwings and 7 pheasants.

Thank you to Jake for making a note of these sightings.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Viewings from the bird hide

7 lapwings, 2 pheasants, 4 redshanks and 2 pied wagtails.

Thank you to Lynda, Tim and Katie for making a note of these sightings.