Wednesday, 27 June 2018


After a very slow start Swift are now been seen daily in good numbers , yesterday a flock of 20 - 25 were feeding in the lower fields all afternoon in with these 4 House Martins and 20 Swallows a male Sparrowhawk had a couple of goes at them but I did not see him catch anything.......4 large Skippers, Meadow Browns and Ringlets are also starting to increase after a very quiet period for butterflys....Small Tortoiseshell are just starting there second generation with 5 today.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Peak district

                                              Very annoyed Common Sandpiper
                                                    GP next to Sykes Pillar
                                                  2 Curlew and a Marsh Harrier
                                          Tufted Duck with 7 chicks

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Meadow Pipit

Meadow pipit still on eggs 12.06.18 must be a second brood .

Monday, 11 June 2018

Red Kite

Managed a few photos of this , as it flew over Buckstones and into Scammonden Valley.
                                                           Large red Damselfly
                                                             Green Tiger beetle
                                                                 Common Sand chick....

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

On the moors

                     Most birds will have had a good breeding season as the weather and food supply have been excellent, 3 Curlew Chicks today and an alarming Golden Plover

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Cornish cats

                                                               The Lackey
                                                                    Yellow - tail