Crossbills and Bouncing Bombs

After what seems like one of the wettest winters for years the clouds finally parted long enough to make the trip up to the upper Derwent Valley and a search for Parrot Crossbills. I’d like to say I’m 100% convinced this is a male Parrot Read More …

Outstanding …..

A few highlights from a recent trip up north and to the Silverdale and Arnside AONB. Seems incredible that I’ve now been visiting the RSPB’s Leighton Moss Nature Reserve for the past 40 years. Fortunately I’ve yet to leave disappointed. On this occasion plenty of Read More …

Under a Blood Red Sky

Just typical – mid-October, a day off work and ex-hurricane Ophelia rolls up. With a grim weather forecast the original plan of a day out around Leighton Moss and Gait Barrows was changed to the far closer to home Dunham Massey estate. By 10am the Read More …

Jurassic

There can’t be many better ways to spend an afternoon in early summer than exploring Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Purbeck Marine Nature Reserve at Kimmeridge Bay. Located on the “Jurrasic Coast” World Heritage Site the underwater landscape is pretty impressive as well. Apparently the Sea Hare Read More …