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Dove Stone Update:Common Tern and Common Sandpiper
Latest sightings from Dove Stone. On Saturday there was a Common Tern flying over Yeoman Hey ( one of the ide features for Common Tern is a black tip on the bill; though not particularly distinct in this photo ) from the direction of Greenfield Brook towards Dove Stone reservoir. Great to see, it will...
16 Apr 2013
Sat & Sun Sightings at Dove Stone
A quick update on recent sightings at Dove Stone. Yesterday we had Grey Wagtail and juvenile Common Sandpiper seen alongside Yeoman Hey reservoir. There were also 5 Curlew flying over Yeoman Hey which was good. Over at Chew Brook there were also more sightings of Grey Wagtail and House Martin as well...
2 Jul 2012
Art Walks and Bog-Bodging
We've just had one of our woodland art walks ( courtesy of the good folk at the local Woodend Artists collective ) where we follow a trail through Dove Stone's woods, collecting a small number of leaves from a number of trees such as Sycamore, Alder, Birch, Rowan & Oak ( as an aside, apparently...
15 May 2012
On the feeders
Seen yesterday at the feeding station next to the main car were Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Great tit, Nuthatch and Lesser redpoll. Elsewhere around Dove Stone there have been recent sightings of Oystercatcher, Common sandpiper, Reed bunting, Buzzard, Swallow, Meadow pippit, Grey wagtail and Mistle thrush...
3 Jun 2011
Dove Stone Update
The run of good weather we've been having came to an end this morning with low cloud, rain and poor visibility at Dove Stone this morning. On the plus side, rain is what we need at the moment as the reservoir levels at Dove Stone are very low at the moment. We've had a busy weekend on the...
29 Jun 2010
Peregrine Fledgling Two
Sometime between yesterday early evening and this morning our second young Peregrine has fledged. We've seen him or her ( most likely him ) sitting with the young bird that fledged earlier this week. So, two down, two to go. The remaining two Peregrines can still be seen quite clearly on the nest...
27 Jun 2010
It's incredible how fast the chicks are developing. Two weeks ago they were all white down ; now most of the four chicks have more feathers then down. I say most, because two of the chicks seemed to have developed a little more quickly than the other two. Will they be the first to fledge ? Talking...
20 Jun 2010
Another few good days on the Peregrine watch. This photo of one of the chicks was taken during the ringing on Thursday. The chicks will be about two weeks old now so not long before they start to lose the white down as their juvenile feathers grow. Highlights this week have been watching the adult...
6 Jun 2010
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