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  • Blog Post: Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Curlew....and Pintail!

    Spring arrivals are definitely making an appearance now, as well as a few unusual visitors passing through...so a quick update of what's been seen at Dove Stone over the last week or so, starting with today and a beautiful Stonechat male and female, perched on the fence on the other side of the watercourse...
  • Blog Post: Oystercatchers and more!

    Quick update of recent sightings, starting with a pair of Oystercatchers seen on one of the pontoons on Dove Stone reservoir - thanks for the report Rachel from your WeBS count! One Oystercatcher was seen again this morning, and was heard calling as it flew - I really like the sound of it. If you want...
  • Blog Post: Dove Stone latest

    Today’s post is the last blog post from me as this is my last day working with the RSPB at Dove Stone as the reserve’s Community Engagement worker. What does this mean for the blog ? Well, Dove Stone’s two wardens, site manager and visitor services manager will be posting all manner...
  • Blog Post: Whooper Swans on Sunday and a Weasel

    Time for an update from the weekend and this morning. On Saturday morning we had a ringing demo at Binn Green. Thirty birds were ringed, amongst them were Chaffinches, a Treecreeper, Coal Tits, Siskins, Great Tit, Blue Tits ( largely first winter birds ), Goldfinch and Blackbird. Recent sightings...
  • Blog Post: Friday's Binn Green-birding

    A couple of photos from Binn Green showing yesterday's Treecreeper and a nice shot of a very handsome male Blackbird . cheers to Ken for these photos - good detail of the Treecreeper's long hind claw, this being one of the diagnostic differences between the Eurasian Treecreeper and the Short...
  • Blog Post: Binn Green bird-of-the-day: Treecreeper

    A quick update on today's sightings from Binn Green. On the feeders there's been Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches , a few Siskins , good numbers of Goldfinches plus Coal, Great and Blue Tits . Feeding around the ground there's been Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Robin, Blackbird and Dunnock ...
  • Blog Post: Binn Green Brambling

    Bright and cold at Dove Stone today. A brief Binn Green update. Today there's been a male and female Brambling, a Raven cronking over Alderman's Brow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch , good numbers of Goldfinches, a few Siskin, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Coal Tit, Blue TIt, Great TIt, Woodpigeon...
  • Blog Post: Cronking Ravens and more from Binn Green

    Todays 30-minute sightings from Binn Green , courtesy of Mandy, our Peregrine-watch-person. Half an hour well spent, starting with Siskin, Goldfinch and Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Robin , male and female Blackbirds, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jay, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Nuthatch on the peanut...
  • Blog Post: 30-minute birding is back

    Continuing with sightings from 30 minute birding - the idea being to take time out - even if it is just half an hour - from a day to connect a bit more with our everyday surroundings and discover what's about. Here's what I saw in 30 minutes spent at Binn Green watching the feeders yesterday...
  • Blog Post: 30-minute Birding at Binn Green continues

    Day 3 of the 30-minute birding slot. This morning has given us Coal Tit, Blue TIt, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Siskin, Chaffinch, Robin, Blackbird, Pheasant and Great Spotted Woodpecker on and around the feeders, all of which have been present over the last couple of days. No signs of Brambling though. Aside...
  • Blog Post: 30-minute birding: day 2 at Binn Green

    Following on from yesterday's sightings up at Binn Green, it's day 2 of the 30-minute birding slot, the idea being to just see how much you can see with half an hour to spare. On and around the feeders at Binn Green this morning there were Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Chaffinch, Blackbird,...
  • Blog Post: 30-minute birding: Binn Green

    How many different birds can you see in just half an hour ? Let's find out in a new 'mini-series' on the blog: 30-minute birding . So, kicking it off this morning in half an hour spent watching the feeders at Binn Green ( and in no particular order ) I saw Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue...
  • Blog Post: From the trail: late November

    An update with recent sightings from around the main trail. Starting at the main car park with an increase in numbers of Black Headed Gulls with around a 100 in number some times. Worth checking for perhaps the odd Common Gull or Lesser Black Backed amongst them. Pied Wagtails on the main reservoir...
  • Blog Post: Dove Stone Highlights: Redshank & Redwing

    A quick Dove Stone update - it's been a while. So, recent sightings of Redwings and, more unusually for Dove Stone with only a previous few records, Redshank - the latter seen on the shore where Dove Stone res meets Chew Brook. Redshank So, Redwings . Last weekend there were two flocks of...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife & Local History Walk this Sunday

    This Sunday sees the next of our guided walks from this season's Autumn walks programme. If you'd like a copy of the full programme then come and find us at the RSPB information point at the top of Dove Stone's main carpark. We also have a guided walks mailing list - please ask us for more...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Dove Stone

    A quick update on what's around and about at the moment. Up at Binn Green there have been good views of large flocks of Siskin still as well as Lesser Redpoll - it's been absolutely buzzing up there. Frequent views of Great Spotted Woodpecker and Treecreeper as well as of our regular finches...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Peregrine news and more from Dove Stone

    The brooks are really full since yesterday's snow melt and the Dove Stone is visible on the horizon once more ! A quick update of sightings this weekend. Starting with Binn Green , lots of activity on the feeders with Lesser Redpoll, Coal, Blue and Great Tit and Siskin . Also around Binn Green sightings...
  • Blog Post: Dove Stone bird news from the weekend

    A quick update with what was seen around Dove Stone at the weekend. At Binn Green there was good activity at the feeding station with Coal, Blue and Great Tit and Chaffinch as well as sightings of Siskin, Greenfinch, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Wren and Great Spotted Woodpecker . On Sunday a Sparrowhawk flew...
  • Blog Post: Waxwings and other sightings

    An update on the weekend at Dove Stone. Exciting news of 60+ Waxwings , roosting in one of the plantations past Chew Brook. It's been an influx year for Waxwings and there's been quite a few reports of them in the local area ( Uppermill, Greenfield, Springhead ) but these are the first sightings...
  • Blog Post: Dove Stone news

    The last two weeks since I last posted to the blog have seen changes in the woodlands at Dove Stone. The yellows and oranges are really noticeable amongst the usual green of the trees now. Autumn is really here. We've also seen in this time an end to the Peregrine watch at Ashway Gap. A big...
  • Blog Post: 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...