Monthly Archives: February 2014

Brockadale sightings

A trip to Brockodale YWT reserve today yielded a flock of around 20 yellowhammers in the fields adjacent to the car park, the first lesser celandine by the river and primrose in flower on the south bank of the woods. … Continue reading

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Venus and the Moon

Venus and the moon were in alignment this morning appearing very close to each other in the morning sky. Having totally forgotten about it until I got up for work, I managed to snatch this shot from my garden. Had … Continue reading

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Peregrine, what peregrine?

Francis has been putting in the hours over the last three days looking for signs of the peregrine using the newly erected nestbox. However, over the last three days there have been no sightings of our bird on the cathedral! … Continue reading

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Nature sightings: Fieldfares at Altofts

Following on from our February meeting were we noted how few and far between fieldfares seem to be this winter, Colin sent in a note of a flock of around 70 at Altofts canal and around 60+ wigeon there too

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Smooth newts out of hibernation

Today I noticed that two common newts have emerged from hibernation and found their way to my garden pond at Wrenthorpe.¬† The pond, although tiny in size, has been visited by a small population of newts each¬†spring to breed for … Continue reading

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