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Dan Chaney
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Work Party and Water Rail
Saturday 7th November Well, it certainly feels a bit more autumnal now after that particularly mild end to October and the start of November ... the ringing demonstration was of course rained off, but a few of us hardy souls braved the elements and spent th...

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6 months later ...
... slight exaggeration - it's been about 5 and three quarter months since the last blog post, oops, so much for regular updates. Excuses mainly revolve around being too busy - too busy to upload photos, post, or even do much birding (or sort the computer o...

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Striking Gold!
Blog posts seem to be as rare as gold dust hereabouts at the moment, time to try and put that to rights a little I guess. Work, Spring and Life unfortunately all partially to blame - still coming to grips with all three. Oh and Netflix too ... The last post...

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Spring is on the way ... late March update.
A couple of Hoopoe, Black Kites over, an Osprey tracking north, what's that buzzing cheery little song emanating from the conifers? Ah yes, a smart little Serin of course ...  if only these had been at Stithians. But nothing to get excited about as they wer...

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Once Bittern ...
Wednesday 18th March - Due to be away for the week to the parents in France, so my regular Friday visit swapped for the Wednesday, and a little later in the day ... From the Stuart Hutchings hide - 11 Little Grebe 1 Slavonian Grebe (looking a little smarter...

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Brief update - disturbance to hides on Saturday morning.
Running behind again and better to post something up ... perhaps. Will update this post properly later on today. Just to mention that there is a volunteer day organised for this Saturday and that there will be some disturbance around the hides - quite possi...

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Friday 13th - lucky moving day. Again.
As luck/chance/fate, or none of the above would have it, it is exactly a month since the feeders were last moved - hence the title. It has a slight oriental ring to it, to my mind, and would have course been amply completed with a nice Chinese Pond Heron or...

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Grebe City - 6th March 2015
Big news on the bird front from the weekend was the sudden arrival of a bunch of Great Crested Grebes - seven to be precise. Myself and Samuel had turned up on the Friday 6th March on the way back from carrying out the WeBS count at a few sites on the Lizar...

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Changes ...
A million David Bowies can't be wrong ... or maybe they can? Afraid that the past few weeks have been a bit busy for myself, apologies that the blog is only just now being updated ... Change can only be a good thing, so they say. Not necessarily true ... bu...

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Friday the 20th February - Wigeon and co.
Important breaking news!! - The scrape wall in front of the Stuart Hutchings Hide has been breached! Well, not exactly, but the water level in the reservoir as a whole has risen enough that it has been overtopped, and birds and water can now flow freely bet...
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