A few interesting birds at Pugneys this morning, with two common scoter on main lake , two white wagtails and willow warbler, blackcap and wheatear all arriving. .
Eddie Andrassy sent in this superb drawing of the Pugney’s drake smew on the River Calder. Anyone familiar with Pugneys will recognise the location straight away
It was a fine morning for our walk along the lakeside at Pugneys with plenty of meadow buttercups, ox-eye daisies and bird’s-foot trefoil. As we turned left we saw patches of cut leaved cranesbill, smooth hawks beard, dog-rose, common and … Continue reading
Arctic terns were on the move through Yorkshire today helped by easterly winds with 12 non stop over Pugneys going NE. at mid day. Also there were 4 white wagtails on the north grass bank until dog walkers arrived.
Just answered the phone and as I approached the dining room window to pick up the receiver, I thought I could hear waxwings. Looking out of the window, there were 27 waxwings in the top of the oak tree in … Continue reading
Got a call last night to say there was a great northern diver (common loon for the USA visitors) on Cawood’s Pool at Pugneys Country Park and it had still been there at dusk. So, I set off early this … Continue reading
Birders were flocking to Pugneys CP today to have a look at the recently discovered Pectoral Sandpiper that has be blown into the district on the tail-end of the hurricane that has just battered the coast of America. The juvenile … Continue reading
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Barbara Murray who lost a very short battle with cancer and died recently. Barbara was well known in the RSPB local members’ group where she had helped … Continue reading
The following calendar is based on observations of the Wakefield peregrines. Whilst some elements might be specific to the two birds currently resident on Wakefield Cathedral, many of the behaviours would apply to peregrines elsewhere in lowland England. January: The … Continue reading
Why are peregrines here, in the centre of a city? Peregrines like to nest on the ledges of steep cliffs, by the sea or in the hills. Their natural food is the rock dove, from which feral pigeons are descended. … Continue reading