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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
Scenes from a Work Party
Time for a monthly update on some of what Dove Stone's wardens and volunteer crew have been up to over the last few weeks. Thanks go to John for keeping us up to date with this. ' another day on the bog restoration site south of Chew reservoir. We drove up to Chew reservoir and then had a...
11 Sep 2012
BioBlitz Day and the no1 species in our Dove Stone Top-10 Countdown
Our BioBlitz has finally arrived and today is all about finding, identifying and recording as much wildlife as we can at Dove Stone. And if we can record much more than the 400 species we recorded last year that will be really good. We want to show just how much biodiversity there is at Dove Stone. ...
6 Jul 2012
BioBlitz Countdown: Mountain Hare
BioBlitz is almost here and the top-10 wildlife countdown continues with Mountain Hare ( Lepus timidus ) Mountain Hare is an iconic species at Dove Stone. One of the reasons for this is that the northern Peak District, Saddleworth and Derbyshire moors are the few places outside of Scotland where you...
6 Jul 2012
Highlights from Dove Stone Today
A quick update with a few highlights from today. Reed Bunting , two Kestrels including a female juvenile, a first summer Stonechat, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler as well as Mistle Thrush , Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Wren, Coal, Blue & Great Tit . Aside from the birds we have sightings of Mountain...
28 Jun 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
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
The weekend at Dove Stone
Watching wildlife is always an exciting experience, particularly when you seen something up close: for me this weekend at Dove Stone it was watching Treecreeper. It's a bird I've seen often but I was still blown away at how beautiful this small bird is. The colours of the feathers on its back...
13 Feb 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
News from Dove Stone
Saturday gave us fantastic aerial displays of the Peregrines with both the male and the female going into some breathtaking stoops. There was also some dramatic tumbling and fighting between Ravens and the Peregrines above the ridge along from Dove Stone rocks. Interestingly the Ravens were checking...
2 Mar 2011
The Mountain Hare
Taking a walk up the Chew access road at Dove Stone in the recent snow I could clearly see that I wasn’t the first to have done so that day. Other tracks had been made, though we’re talking four rather than two legged. I am, of course, talking about Mountain hares. The Mountain hare...
8 Dec 2010
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