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Skylark, Meadow Pipits and more
Time for an update with the latest sightings at Dove Stone. Starting up at Binn Green , on and around the feeders there's plenty to see with regular sightings of Treecreepers , Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Siskin , plenty of Blackbirds and Chaffinches, Greenfinch and Coal, Blue and Great Tit...
4 Apr 2013
Dove Stone Latest: Oystercatcher and Reed Buntings...
The big draw at the moment are the number of Siskins at Binn Green on both the feeders and on the Larches, where they're feeding on the cones. And the sound of such a large number of Siskins is great to hear. So how many are there up at Bnn Green ? On the bird ringing session two weeks ago we ringed...
5 Mar 2013
Good Sightings at Dove Stone
A quick update with recent sightings both this week and last. Dove Stone reservoir usually has a good amount of Black Headed Gulls , and this week there have easily been 100+ on the res at any one time. Always worth a scan for something more unusual in the mix of Black Headed Gulls though ! On...
20 Feb 2013
Sunday Sightings at Dove Stone
Good day at Dove Stone, here's what's been seen today. From Ashway Gap good sightings of both male and female Peregrines today. Also from Ashway Gap Goldcrest, Dipper, three Stonechats ( two adults and first year male ), Raven and Meadow Pipit . Around Yeoman Hay and Greenfield Res sightings...
18 Nov 2012
Birds this week...and a bat
Quick sighting update for today with a bat seen this afternoon whilst it was still quite light off Banks Lane. It's about this time of year when bats will be increasingly going into torpor with some going into hibernation this month and certainly doing so in December. We're not sure what species...
7 Nov 2012
Dove Stone Sightings: Last Week of October
A quick update with some of this week's sightings. Starting with Binn Green, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue TIt , plenty of Chaffinches and a single Brambling. Also sightings of Jay, Mistle Thrush and Great Spotted Woodpecker . Over at the main car park this week we've...
30 Oct 2012
Sightings this week from Dove Stone
A quick update of what's around and about. Starting with Chew Brook and up to Chew Res we've recent sightings of Grey Wagtail and a juvenile Dipper . Lots of Meadow Pipits around as well as a few Wrens . Up on the moor tops we've had sightings of three Ravens and Red Grouse , including a...
4 Sep 2012
An update for the last week of May
Recent sightings from Dove Stone this week include three Crossbills up at Binn Green this morning as well as a Spotted Flycatcher seen up at Binn Green yesterday. Regular sightings around the Binn Green feeders of Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Jays, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Treecreeper and...
30 May 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 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
I t's been a while since we've written a Peregrine update. Since the four young Peregrines have fledged if you've come down to Ashway Gap you might have caught sight of both young and adult birds flying together and giving us some really spectacular aerial displays. Over the last couple...
29 Jul 2010
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