WeBS count dates for 2019
Month Date Tide Ht. Time
Jan 20 9.26m 10.22
Feb 24 9.49 14.42
Mar 24 9.88 13.33
Apr 21 9.89 13.28
May 19 9.55 12.25
Jun 16 8.99 11.24
Jul 7 9.06 15.44
Aug 4 9.70 14.36
Sep 15 9.05 12.58
Oct 13 9.03 12.00
Nov 17 9.78 13.57
Dec 15 9.33 13.06
Just received a message from Jan Dickenson:
Seen in the following places in the Greaves area on 9.2.19 at around 13:00-13:30 :
Bridge Road allotments.
Trees at the back of Dorrington Road, next to the railway line.
Perched at the top of the tree behind the electricity sub station on Dorrington Road.
About 8-10 birds easily visible.
In September 2017, member's subscriptions increased to GBP14 (individual) and GBP18 (couple).
However, there is a significant number of members, paying by Bank Standing Order, who have not changed their mandate to the bank to reflect the increase. The society is facing increasing costs and the committee asks that members take steps to ensure that the correct amount is paid.
Still about between 12.30 - 13.00 but more flighty and harassed by crows. It spent time in the churchyard and well across the fields by the houses along the edge. Last seen however on the roof of the house opposite to where the path joins Knowlys Road.
Bryan's future vismig reports can be found on his blog via the link in the "sticky" post above. It will save him time and effort whilst still keeping us informed of his valuable information about migrating species.
I had an invasion of at least 11 Siskins in my Heysham Garden this morning at 09.40.
This is somewhat later than their arrival in 2016 on 25 February but that was in smaller numbers.
They didn't stay long being scared off by the arrival of feral pigeons. Hopefully more will visit.
Carried out the first session this morning at the Sunny Slopes groyne.
Birds at roost were:
Oystercatcher - c1,100
Knot - c600
Redshank - 65+
Ringed Plover - 30
Dunlin - 6
Turnstone - 1
Red-breasted Merganser - 2 flew into bay along Kent Channel
Eider - 2 (a pair) drifting on ebb tide
The only disturbance occurred when a County Council lighting vehicle with flashing amber lights dr
I have reviewed my GBW results for 2016 which show Greenfinches present in each of the 52 weeks in my Heysham garden. The minimum weekly count was 4 on five separate weeks and during the year I have had double figure counts on 10 occasions mainly around the mid-year period but some at both winter periods.
They only feed on sunflower hearts and I have not noticed any signs of si
The following request has been passed on by the RSPB
I hope that one or more members of the Lancaster Local Group might help to answer two questions. I am a biology professor at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. While on research leave at the University of Glasgow in 2015, I took the opportunity to conduct a study of the communal nocturnal roosting behaviour of Pi
At 3.15 this afternoon I was in the car about to turn right into Mossgate Road from Heysham Road when I saw that the oncoming traffic was held back by a Ruddy Shelduck walking towards me in the middle of the road. Another motorist had already stopped and was trying to move the duck off the road without much success. I parked up on Mossgate Road and got out to see if I could help but he had alread
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