With a small but doggedly persistent group of Snow Buntings occupying Carr Naze above Filey Brigg, the last weekend before returning to work seemed perfect for a trip to the coast. The hope with any such trip is that the … Continue reading
A day out may not involve wildlife-watching, not as a specific goal. But that doesn’t mean treats cannot be found, especially with once-wild species increasingly urbanised.
One great thing about this time of year is that there are plenty of dragonflies around, even given the limited water on many sites. A Sunday stroll revealed plenty hunting over the local river, the Foss.
As it was a lovely evening, I decided to have a walk around Wheldrake Ings. Unfortunately what I’d not really appreciated was just how much the recent drought had depleted the pool where the waders usually hang out.
Posted in Birds, conservation, Invertebrates, Yorkshire
Tagged grey heron, LDV, marsh harrier, moorhen, NNR, snipe, water rail, wheldrake
Apologies for the long absence of posts. I’ve had things sat waiting to write but haven’t got round to it. So I’m going to post a few quick ones over the next few days, then I’ll get back to some … Continue reading
Moorlands is a local Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve that I have been visiting since I was a boy and it continues to be a place that delights me. It’s a small woodland with a important collection of rhododendrons that … Continue reading
I got a few days over the past week or so in East Yorkshire, on the wolds and at the countryside.
After the high of the Desert Wheatear, could anything match the experience? Only one bird I know trumps all others, and that’s the Waxwing. Rumour had it there were a couple down the road in Scarborough. Could the day yield … Continue reading
As I’ve said before, I’m not a twitcher. Hopping around the country chasing individual species just isn’t me. But if a rare bird is relatively close, or is somewhere I’d like to visit anyway, then I see no reason not … Continue reading
Today is World Wetlands Day, an annual event run by the Ramsar Convention for the past twenty years to recognise the importance of wetland habitats. For 2017 the focus is on the value of these habitats to humanity, so I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Amphibians, Biology, Birds, Botany, Invertebrates, Lancashire, Media, Plants, Why watch wildlife?, Wildlife stories, Yorkshire, Zoology
Tagged #WorldWetlandsDay, Leighton Moss, Martin Mere, North Cave, Old Moor, Ramsar, Unesco, World Wetlands Day, World Wetlands Day 2017