Monthly Archives: March 2016

Old Moor – 25 Mar 2016 – Good Friday

It was an absolutely glorious day at Old Moor today. For the first time this year I saw several butterflies around the site, including a Brimstone, in the bushes near the Field Pool West hide. However, the real draw for … Continue reading

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Bempton Cliffs & North Cave – 20 Mar 2016

It was in July last year when Helen and I last visited Bempton Cliffs, and we’ve just been itching to get back there for ages. Well, today was the day! The forecast was quite favourable, and we set off in … Continue reading

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Rutland Water – 17 Mar 2016

168 – Long Billed Dowitcher It’s the middle of March now and Spring is definitely upon us at last! At Rutland Water today lots of birds were singing in the trees whilst the sun shone brightly. It was 10ºc and … Continue reading

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North Cave Wetlands – 15 Mar 2016

I paid a short-ish visit to North Cave today. The weather was a bit dull and rain didn’t seem far off so I only stayed about forty-five minutes or so. I went straight to South Hide, which overlooks the Main Lake. … Continue reading

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Adwick Washlands & Old Moor – 07 Mar 2016

I hadn’t been to Adwick Washlands for quite some time, and as it was a sunny day I decided it was time for my first visit of 2016. The water levels on the reserve are still higher than usual, so … Continue reading

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Loxley – 05 Mar 2016

167 – Mandarin Duck A few days ago Helen found a facebook posting that someone had put up, showing an image of a beautiful Mandarin Duck at a pond near Loxley, just the other side of Hillsborough. As neither of … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 01 Mar 2016

My 70th visit to Old Moor today. It’s hard to believe I’ve been that often. My first visit was on the 5th May, 2012. I had my Nikon D90 and 55-300mm lens combination with me on that occasion and came … Continue reading

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