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Monday 28th September

It’s a very quiet time at the moment, with all the summer birds returning to warmer climates and winter ones not yet arrived. We have placed a wildlife camera to see the nightlife and caught a Badger determined to climb a tree see shots attached. We found an Owl pellet on Geoff’s seat and as […]

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A Clear Day

Sunday was an exceptionally clear day, with views of the Isle of Man, St Bees Head and Snowdonia in Wales, see attached shots. Ragwort is not appreciated by many but butterflies are one of the few that love it, see photos. We found a few Purple Viper’s Bugloss plants, growing in the same location as […]

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Barn Owl hunting over old tip

We often see a Barn Owl hunting over the tip and around the rough area lower down, and on rare occasions there have been two out together. The attached photographs from yesterday are a little bit more interesting with the controversial wind turbines in the background and another with a swallow flying past. Lynne Bri […]

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12th August 2020

Attached are a few photos taken over the last weeks. This warm spell has brought out a lot of Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers and Common Blue. The Tufted ducklings are growing fast, see photo of two with the female. We had a quick visit to our garden of a Hummingbird Hawk moth, not often seen and […]

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Tufted success

Yesterday two families of Tufted duck were seen, one on the long pond with 8 ducklings and the other on the north small pond, with 10 young, they are a lot more interesting to watch than the mallards, diving and bobbing up like corks on their first day. We had a pair of Pheasants at […]

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Saturday 27th June

I will have to retract some of my statement on the 1st June, the first field is now looking excellent especially the south west area, where a Dark Green fritillary was spotted along with various other varieties including quite a few Large Skippers. We have also had a small visitor at the feeders, a field […]

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Wednesday 17th June

Since the last blog we have found many more Bee Orchids, and other people have also found some in different areas, it appears to be a very good year for Bee Orchids. We came across an Oystercatcher on the path alongside the long pond, after two or three attempts at poking it’s long beak in […]

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Bee Orchid time

It’s that time of year and the Bee Orchids are in bloom, but with this wind and rain they won’t last long. Attached are two Google maps identifying two areas, one on top of the old Vickers tip where there are a few tall examples, easy to find and the other is also easy to […]

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North Walney Reserve Advert

In this weeks national Saturday Mail was a double page spread regarding escape getaways and No 5 was North Walney Nature Reserve in full bloom. Is there another reserve with the same name because i don’t recognize the description in the paper. Having cattle grazing all year, certainly removes all the rank grass etc but […]

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Last few Days

At the end of April we had a few Holly Blue butterflies passing through the garden, not seen any for a few days but there will be another hatch later in the year. On most days, at the end of the long pond, on one of the fence posts sits a Woodpigeon, it’s probably has […]