We have 3 chickens roaming around the yard with chicks – this one has 7 chicks!
Lapwings 30+ and 1 lapwing chickCurlew 4Oystercatchers 4Hare 51 Pheasant nestSwallowsThank you Denise for making a note of these sightings
The primroses are looking beautiful along the roadside
2 hares, 8 lapwings and 1 pheasant seen from the birdhide
Lots of midges!Lapwing 15+Curlew 1Hare 1Ducks 3Lots of sheep and lambsPheasant 1
Curlew 4+Lapwing 10+Buzzard 2Pheasant 2Crow 2
We have several lapwings nesting on our land again
Steve got a surprise this morning. When he went to look round the sheep one of the ewes had given birth to quads!
The first lambs of 2016 were born today!The tup got out early – the rest aren’t due to start until 21st March.
Brown Hare x 15 in fields around the bird hide.Barn Owl x 1 in farm yardCommon and Soprano Pipistrelle Bat x 3 in farm yard
Grey Squirrel – running along the garden wallRobin, Wren, Starlings (bird feeder)Magpie – Cobble Hey trackRabbits, GoldfinchesSwallows on telephone wiresRed Admiral and Tortoiseshell butterflies – Cobble Hey garden
3 brown hares in the field at the back.Kestrels, Red Grouse, Mallards, Goldfinches, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Juvenile Robin, Swallows, Starlings, Chaffinches, Dunnock, Blackbird, mouse, Pheasants,Kingfishers (at Crook O’Lune, near bridge)Kestrels near Cobb…
Heron by pond, swallows and sparrows, pheasants, plenty of farm animals.Highlight of the week – kingfisher at Scorton Picnic Area!Thank you to the Eade family for making a note of these sightings.
Wren, robin, junior goldfinch, curlews in field and overhead,lapwings – flock flew over garden.Heron by the millpond, mallards and moorhens.Swallows and swifts.Pheasants, squirrel on the lane to Calder Vale.Hares in field.Hens and ducks in the farmyard…
2 jays in field nearby, blue tits at the feeding station at the cottage, heron in evening sky, stoat running across road nearby, 5 curlews, 6 lapwings, 4 hares, numerous house sparrows, lots of cows and sheep.Pheasant, swallows, robin, wren, squir…
3 lapwing chicks and several adults, 2 kestrels, hares
Lapwings 5 and curlew 1
Lapwings 30+, curlew 4, rooks 20, swallow, kestrel, partridge, hares, snipe, pheasant, geese (flying past) 20, pipits
Lapwings displaying (lots) – amazingCurlew 1, snipe 1, pheasant 2, grouse 3, kestrel 1, oystercatcher 1, mallard 3, hare 1.A bright sunny evening!Thank you to the Ashfords for making a note of the sightings in the nature diary