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27-31st May

It appears to have gone sadly wrong for the swans, after sitting in the reeds of the fishing pond, for about four weeks, she has given up and left the nest with no sign of any cygnets, at the moment both are residing on the long pond. The wild flowers are looking well in the […]

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28 May, 2018 19:41

—-Original Message—- From: bobchubb@talktalk.net Date: 23/05/2018 14:20 To: <sightings@nwnr.walney.net> Subj: Hi, we thought the Canada Goose family had been, shall we say eliminated and lo and behold I came across them at the top end of the Long Pond. At the same time I saw a family of Mallard ducklings with their mother. Mister mallard […]

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Greylag Geese

Hi, photos of Greylag family on small ponds rear of fishing pond Bob

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Cow being to Curious

A pair of Greylag geese with their brood were intercepted by a curious cow and it soon had to turn and run, see photos. Thrift is now starting to bloom and turning sections of the marsh a soft pink colour, and it’s also time for the Burnet Rose to brighten up the grazed area. An […]

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Past few days

The wildlife is springing into action, attached are a few photos, which are self explanatory. The photo of the Latticed Heath moth was slightly unusual, the male moths were flying over the heather and only occasionally settling and as soon as the camera auto focus cut in they were off again. On the second day, […]

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Bully has been at again

As he is the only one of the cattle with horns, he must take the blame. This morning the owl seat was lying flat with holes in one of the owls body, see photos. Other more pleasant sightings were, first Four-spotted Chaser this season, a pair of Eider duck on the long pond, a clearer […]

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Monday 14th May

The first Canada geese for a few years, have nested on the long pond and were showing off their brood of six today. A few Large Red Damselflies are flying around the area just north west of the tip. Red Campion are also now in flower but the only survivors are in the thick of […]

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Saturday 12th May

Goldfinches are numerous this spring, last year was not so good and even in the autumn the flocks were much smaller than usual, photo of a pair taken at the start of the walk. Just further down the same path a singing Sedge Warbler stayed visible long enough to take a photo. The rabbit population […]

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Determined Carrion Crow

After throwing a couple of pieces of bread for the ducks, it was interesting to watch a Carrion Crow fly in with practiced precision and pick up some, without getting too wet. We met Jenny yesterday at the fishing pond, watching one of the illusive Reed Warblers and managed to obtain a slightly blurred photo. […]

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Little Grebe

A pair of Little Grebe have nested on the long pond and today the three young were spread out at the south east corner, managed to catch one with the parents. The new calf has been hidden away by it’s mother for the past few days, but yesterday we caught the pair together, see photos. […]