June 2006 Archives

It's oh so quiet...

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Hot sunny afternoon, really quiet now with the summer lull kicking in with a vengence...

Did the dunes north of Sands Lake today, primarily for orchids and helleborines, but there were a few birds about...

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Mothing again...

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Cranked up the trap again for a few hours on Friday night (23.6.06), although it was cool, there was plenty of cloud and moths came in in numbers nearer midnight.

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More seawatchin'

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Barry McCarthy (or "King Bazzo of the Dunes" as he shall hereafter be known) just texted me as he completed another morning seawatch at Formby Point - 3 Storm Petrels past today, but not much else.

Late news from the city

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Thanks to James Smith from Meols on Wirral who kindly sent me his BBRC rarity report for an adult Black Stork he saw - flying over Liverpool city centre on June 15th - a week after the one drifted over Marshside!

Seawatch 21.6.06

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That's what I like to hear on the way in on what's left of the shipping forecast- "Deep Atlantic depression moving east, heavy showers".

Marshside/Martin Mere

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Despite the rain showers, it wasn't a bad morning today, bit grey maybe _ picked up Bazzo early and headed for the marsh...

The return of Mothboy....

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After a great session in the pub last night, the logical thing to do when I wobbled home to Ainsdale seemed to be to crank up the moth trap and stay up all night.....

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Derek Williams called to update me on a nice set of morning seawatches from Freshfield dunes this week - details follow.

Bugs, blooms, even birds.....

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Heatwave

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Just been over to stay with the outlaws on the east coast for the weekend _ very hot, but managed to do Far Ings, the superb reserve under the Humber Bridge on both Saturday and Sunday morning...

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Neill Hunt's shot of a Blue Tit in his Southport garden. Neill also has breeding Dunnocks and Blackbirds.

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That's all folks! Catch you later....
Eyes to the skies, everyone eyes to the skies....

More from Derek - as if all the Mosses stuff wasn't enough, he managed to fit in a seawatch this morning from Freshfield, from 7.30am- 8.45am, and look what he got.....

Ravens, butterflies etc

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Latest from Derek William's diary on the mosses, with stuff from May 27 to June 3.

Black Stork at Marshside

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Graham Clarkson scores again - Black Stork flying north easterly over reserve this morning (well, at about 12.20pm), spooking everything before disappearing into the heat haze over Banks - but it seemed to be dropping down - you never know it could still be on the estuary somewhere....
First spotted by Danni, the new "Aren't birds brilliant" officer I understand.
Wow.

Red Kite at Marshside

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Bill Hale had a Red Kite over Marshside today - sorry no more details yet, but I imagine it was a fly-through - see what I mean about "eyes to the skies"??????

Down in the dunes

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John Bannon e-mailed me with some interesting Birkdale dune gen this morning...

Mexican stand-off???

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Mrs D and I bought one of them Mexican chimineas today (how suburban can you get???) and I cooked dinner on it, consequently I reckon I've probably got no more than 30 minutes before the delirium of botulism sets in , so let's BLOG fast....a hot day on the marsh.....

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Rattlin' n reelin'

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Went for a great walk in the Birkdale dunes reserve earlier this evening....

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With the wind still gusting from the west it's a shame that the tides ain't so good now - the combination of time off work/high tides/right winds is a pretty rare occurrence in Dempseyworld these days.

Summers day on the marsh

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More pix from Neill Hunt, who got down to Marshside today- with six Little Gulls, 1st summer birds, on the Sandplant pools, 4 Garganey in the log, but only one on show, Little Ringed Plover in front of Sandgrounders hide and 2 summer plumage Curlew Sands again.

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