Waders Benefit

May 25, 2015 at 9:40 am


The cold and wet weather this month has benefitted all the wading birds on the Pennine moors. The increased number of peaty pools has produced the best feeding conditions for birds like Dunlin. It has been a pleasure to see and hear Dunlin displaying and pairing off in places where they have not been seen for years. If conditions remain the same for the next month then we should see good numbers of fledged Curlew, Golden Plover,Lapwing and Dunlin.

The glorious weather of April has also produced some of the best carpets of bluebells ever seen in the Pennines. This weeks gallery shows my favourite Pennine bluebell wood at its best last week. My only regret is that it is in Yorkshire not Lancashire! Click here