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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
Bird of the Day: Crossbill
Bird of the day for sure is the female Crossbill seen at Binn Green today. Also up at Binn Green plenty of Siskin to be seen plus good numbers of regulars Chaffinch , Blue , Great and Coal T it . Also seen today at Binn Green two Great Spotted Woodpecker , Mistle Thrush and Treecreeper . Elsewhere around...
10 Jan 2013
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
Volunteer Work Parties: June Update
Here's an update from last week from the volunteer work parties. Thanks go to John for highlighting the good work as well as some of the issues that arise in open access areas for livestock and tenant farmers. ' Friday 1 st Jess, Ian G., and I worked with Kate and Jon at Binn Green. Today...
14 Jun 2012
Wardening Work Parties: June Update
Here's an update from last week from the volunteer work parties. Thanks go to John for highlighting the good work as well as some of the issues that arise at Dove Stone... ' Friday 1 st Jess, Ian G., and I worked with Kate and Jon at Binn Green. Today we finished digging out the foundations...
14 Jun 2012
A quick update on a couple of sightings today. Crossbills have been seen up at Binn Green with the males looking particularly spectacular. Over at Chew Brook we've had sightings of Tree Pipit . At Dove Stone, of course, our main Pipit is the Meadow Pipit . Also a Reed Bunting has been seen from the...
1 Jun 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
What's about at Dove Stone
A quick update on what's about at Dove Stone. Up at the Binn Green feeding zone there's plenty of action with large groups of Siskins as well as regulars Goldfinch, Greenfinch and lots of Great, Blue, Coal and Long tailed tits. Also in the Binn Green area there have been recent sightings of Buzzard...
3 Apr 2012
Male Crossbill at Binn Green
A shot of a male Crossbill in with the same flock. Thanks to Steve for the photos. Hoping to see more Crossbills on our guided walk this Sunday - starts at 10.30m from the main carpark for those thinking about coming along...
21 Oct 2011
Cross Bills at Binn Green
These Crossbills were seen at Binn Green last Sunday in a group of about fifteen. Thanks to Steve for the photos !
21 Oct 2011
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