BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Shoplifter....


....and a couple of other bits.

We all know some birds are known to be what are referred to as wire hoppers, plastic and such like names meaning they are not to be taken serious and are often escapees from collections, zoos and the likes. But this Herring Gull is definitely wild and appears to have mastered the art of shoplifting....This is really something else....  



Robin. Phil Slade

The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow so what shall the Robin do then poor thing, he'll hide in a barn to keep himself warm and put his head under his wing, poor thing. I remember this from my childhood days of a 'few' years ago. The weather is forecast to return to the ice age once again, and the Robin won't be the only bird seeking food and shelter, not good times for the birds and other wildlife.

Ingleborough. Peter Guy.   

I can't resist this one any longer, though I have a niggle it's been here before....but who cares. If you're a fan of Sunday evenings Countryfile on BBC 1 you'll have seen - and maybe bought - the calendar which is the result of a photographic competition in which it's no secret that Peter Guy had the good fortune to have been selected as one of the many sidebar photographs. Peters picture appears in the month of December and in my view is a worthy choice for inclusion in this excellent calendar. Thanks for this Peter and congratulations on your successful entry.

I'D SOONER BE BIRDING!....and live in hope for tomorrow.  

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