|A diary page for sightings etc between 21st to the 27th March 2013. The weather today is still freezing cold with strong Easterlies. (Click over sketch to enlarge)|
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Friday, 22 March 2013
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
|Marshall Mipit is in charge of "Snow Block"|
Yesterday was OK with 13 Meadow Pipits, 4 Skylark, 5 Chaffinch and 1 Pied Wagtail going over in a one hour period.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
|Diary Sketch for Wednesday March 6th 2013 (CLICK OVER SKETCH TO ENLARGE)|
Shortly to head up Dalton and Hutton Roof.
(0900hrs to 1100hrs) Enjoyable yet still so quiet especially in relation to the upland species, windy whilst going up, but more settled and wind backing off by the time I was coming down. In fact by then it had even stopped raining and the sun was trying to get through.
But still no larks or pipits or finches or wagtails, in fact nothing went through during the couple of hours I was there. It was the perfect listening situation lower down within Dalton Crags, while on my way back, I was pleasantly serenaded by three different Song Thrushes which were perhaps 100 yards apart from one another, and all were perched on their various look outs at the highest possible branches, forming what can only be described at best "a sort of triangle of sound" with their various, squeaks, chatters, screams, mimics and a host of other sounds. (some of the sounds as yet indiscipherable into any form of the English language, but I am currently compiling a list of the varied sounds which they so admirably discharge.)
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
Its that time of the year again when Toads and Frogs are crossing our roads heading towards their breeding grounds and they would love to say a big "Thank You" to all the many volunteers up and down the Country who so kindly help to "ferry" them across the road to safety.