Sunday, 31 May 2009


Lunar Brown

Pale Prominent

Chequered Skipper
To say it rained Sat - Wens and one car with 3 Kids in the back scrapping all the time it didnt turn out bad.
Moths,Pale Prominent,Small Argent and sable,Scorched Wing,Nut tree tussock,May Highflyer,Lunar Brown,Nut tree tussock and Least Black Arches.
Birds...Osprey(loads)Golden Eagle(1),White Tailed Eagle(1)Black Thraoated Dive(2adults)Black Guillimot(loads)Wood warbler,Pied Fly,
Mammals....Pine Martin(a beauty)Otter(2)Red Squirel (3)
Butterflies....Chequered Skipper(12)Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary,Small Copper,Orange Tip and Green Veined White.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Its Grim up Notrh

The strong wind and rain seem to have besieged Northowram for the last week with little chance of getting out.From the house today
20 Swifts N/w
3 LBBGull West
4 GBBGull west
10 Swallows N/w
4 Linnets

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

More Swifts

Loads more Swifts going north today along with Swallows and the odd H.Martin.Also Whitethroat singing its heart outback for its 3rd year.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


With the November weather kicking in, it has forced the moving swifts low over the village today with small parties on the mopve all day.House Martins and 2 LBBGull west as well,Sparrowhawks have been seen this week carrying food(house Sparrow and Collared Dove)to as yet an unfound nest site.Linnets again feeding in the front garden.

Just out of interest

No-one yet knows whether swine flu will become a global pandemic, but it is becoming clear where it came from – most likely a giant pig factory farm run by an American multinational corporation in Veracruz, Mexico.
These factory farms are disgusting and dangerous, and they're rapidly multiplying. Thousands of pigs are brutally crammed into dirty warehouses and sprayed with a cocktail of drugs -- posing a health risk to more than just our food -- they and their manure lagoons create the perfect conditions to breed dangerous new viruses like swine flu. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) must investigate and develop regulations for these farms to protect global health.