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Wheatear and Chiffchaff
A quick update with what's been around at Dove Stone today. First reports of Chiffchaff calling heard from Ashway Gap today and within minutes, the first sighting of both a male and a female Wheatear in the fields adjacent to Ashway Gap. Also new for the Dove Stone 2013 reserve list is Red Legged...
7 Apr 2013
Dove Stone Update:Goosander and Curlew
Time for a Dove Stone update. Just to recap on how the Dove Stone 2013 birdlist is going, Oystercatcher was our last addition to our list posted on the blog at the beginning of March, which have continued to stay around on the main Dove Stone res. Black Headed Gulls are in good numbers too and there...
28 Mar 2013
Birds this week at Dove Stone
A quick update from Dove Stone with recent sightings. Starting up at Binn Green the feeding station has had good numbers of Siskins . As well as our regular Coal, Blue and Great Tit and Goldfinches there has been Lesser Redpoll . Also around at Binn Green look out for Great Spotted Woodpeckers as well...
23 Jan 2013
An Ambitious Peregrine...
...Good sighting from Mandy today at Dove Stone with two Peregrines flying well above a 40+ group of Pink Footed Geese before one of the Peregrines flying into the group and isolating a single Pink Foot before deciding that it was a bit of a non-starter by the sounds of things - bit big for a Peregrine...
28 Nov 2012
Common Sandpipers and more
A quick update with news that Common Sandpipers were heard at Dove Stone on Sunday - quite often they'll give a three-note call as they fly. They've also been seen earlier this week, with the most recent sightings being on Friday around Yeoman Hey and Greenfield reservoirs. Common Sandpipers...
27 Apr 2012
What's About at Dove Stone This Week
If you're thinking coming to Dove Stone anytime soon here's what's been seen recently. Wheatears have now returned - have a look for them around hillsides up from Chew Brook onwards. In the same area look out for Stonechat and Reed Buntings . Along the way there's lots of Willow Warblers...
21 Apr 2012
Swallows and More
A quick post on what's about at Dove Stone. Thursday saw our first Swallows returning to Dove Stone seen flying in the field next to the main carpark and along the main reservoir bank on Friday. Willow warblers and Chiffchaff are also around the estate, arriving a couple of weeks ago. Up at Binn...
17 Apr 2012
January Sightings at Dove Stone
A quick update on what's out and about this month so far. This week at Binn Green we've seen Crossbills feeding on the Larch cones. Good one. In fact, the whole area around Binn Green has been absolutely buzzing so it's worth checking out. On and around the feeders at Binn Green we've...
26 Jan 2012
Dove Stone this week
There’s been some spectacular mornings and evenings at Dove Stone over the last few days, particularly with the early morning light and the reflections in the reservoirs whilst the water is at its stillest. From Binn Green there have been recent sightings of Bullfinch, Brambling, Siskin,...
25 Mar 2011
Wildlife walk round Yeoman Hey
On Sunday 7th November I will making my third attempt to lead the Yeoman Hey walk I hoped to do on the 26th September and 3rd October. On both the previous days the weather was so bad that it would have been impossible to see anything or even carry out the briefest conversation about the area or its...
19 Oct 2010
Dove Stone Notes
A Cormorant diving on Yeoman Hey reservoir. Disappearing on some dives for over a minute before resurfacing in a new spot. Yeoman Hey, the first of the four reservoirs at Dove Stone, built in 1880, is, so I’ve read, sixty five feet at its deepest. Accounts of how deep Cormorants dive seem to be...
18 Oct 2010
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