Saturday, 24 August 2013

Nature Diary

19th to 24th August 2013
During our stay we saw chickens, hens, cats, a very rude dog who jumped over the wall, great tit, swallow, robin red breast, argument inspiring bird, duck and several ducklings, several species of spider, cows, sheep and pheasants.

Thank you to Phil, Svetlana, Sam and Harry for completing the diary.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Kingfisher sighting

We went for a walk this evening on the Calder Vale Circular Walk. One of the locals from the village was fishing on the lodge so we stopped to have a chat and watched him catching lots of small roach. He told us he had seen an otter on the banks the day before and also a kingfisher a few times. Whilst we were chatting a kingfisher appeared on the opposite bank and flew past us. The first time we've seen a kingfisher in our area. Amazing!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Nature diary notes

27th July to 3rd August 2013

Lapwings, hare, gulls, sparrows, robin, great tits, blue tats, wagtails, magpie, pheasants, partridges, rabbits, curlew, bumble bee, honey bee, lots and lots of butterflies (red admiral, peacock, white ones and blue ones!), kestrel, swifts and swallows.

Thank you to the Kateley family for completing the nature diary during their stay at the cottage