The Holy Grail

June 13, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that my favourite Pennine bird is the Long Eared Owl.It is an illusive bird and only appears in daylight when there are young to feed. During the last month I have spent countless hours hidden away hoping he passes by within reach of my camera. So enjoy this weeks Gallery photos of the same hunting male and you will note his ear-tufts lie flat on his head when he is in this mode. www.gordon-yates.com

Singing In Vain

June 6, 2021 at 6:04 pm

The other week I spent some time in a wooded Clough near Uppermill listening to a singing Wood Warbler. It was still there yesterday, singing its head off trying to attract a mate – to no avail. In recent times nine out of every ten male Wood Warblers fail to attract a female and therefore fail to breed. No one knows why this is – not even Chris Packham!!! Gallery photos www.gordon-yates.com