Monday, 29 December 2014

Nature Diary

Stoat in stone wall by bench in garden.
Blue tits, house sparrows, robins, wren, pheasants, kestrel, blackbird and moorhen.

Thank you to the Close family for noting these sightings in the nature diary.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Wildlife sightings

Saw a hare, kestrel, crows, robin and a wren whilst staying at the cottage. Also, mother duck and a dozen chicks. Robin, blue tits, wren, nuthatch and hares in field. Cat on the step!

Thank you to Jim and Liz for noting these in the nature diary.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Wildlife viewings

All viewed from the cottage:-
House martins, blue tits, crow, house sparrows, robins, bats.

Thank you to the Fletcher Family from Staffordshire for making a note of these sightings.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Nature diary

Seen from the cottage:-
Swifts x7 maximum together, swallows and housemartins, sparrows, pied wagtail, grey wagtail, blue tits, great tits, blackbird, mallards, magpies, crows, red-legged partridge & chick, hare and heard curlew calling.

Seen from the birdhide:-
Hares, red-legged partridge, oystercatchers, mallards, pigeons, many small moths.

Thank you Wendy & Mike Doyle for making a note of your sightings in the nature diary.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Nature diary

We saw the following birds and wildlife whilst staying at Caldertop Cottage:-
Hares, red-legged partridge, wagtails, great tits, blue tits, house sparrows, swallows, pheasants (mum & chicks), ducks & ducklings, cows & calves, chickens, sheep, pigs, horses, seagulls, oystercatcher, blackbirds, crows, grey crows, mouse, stoat and a hedgehog.

Thank you to the Threlfall family for making a note of their sightings in the nature diary.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Nature diary

Saw mother duck lead her new babies out of the garden, think they were nesting in the corner.
Wednesday - saw a hare crossing the road, as well as lots of other types of birds.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Duck and her ducklings

Whilst walking round our sheep on the bottom meadow tonight we came across a duck and her ducklings.


The mayflowers are in full bloom along the lane.

Lapwings & chick

Spotted 3 lapwing chicks in the field as I was walking down the lane this afternoon. Only managed to get a photograph of one of them - the other two are hiding!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Hen & chicks

One of our hens has had 4 chicks. Here they are having a stroll around the garden.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Swallows return

Saw a swallow this morning - the first one this year - lovely to see and hear!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Wader Survey 2014

I carried out my first wader survey for 2014 today - obviously you already know about the great numbers of Lapwings on nests.
I also saw a Redshank and a Curlew on a nest plus a number of other Curlews displaying. I only saw 2 Oystercatchers.
Other birds seen were 3 Stock Dove, Linnets and Pied Wagtails.
There was also a lovely Peacock Butterfly on the footpath near your house.
Hopefully see you next month, Cheers Ian.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Nature Diary

Oystercatchers, sea gulls and starfish seen on Blackpool Beach.
Pheasants, robins, wrens, blackbirds, geese, goldfinches, wood pigeons, ducks and cormorants seen around the cottage and farm.

Thank you to the Peacock family for making a note of these sightings in the nature diary.