Saturday, 20 April 2013


As predicted stuff has started arriving. Swallows and Sand Martins are back in force now. Brother reports first Cuckoo heard at Great Kelk yesterday (19th April) - that's pretty damn early!

Thursday, 11 April 2013


It would appear spring is peeking out from behind the sofa. At. Blooming. Last.

Sand Martins and Swallows have been reported from many places across Yorkshire in the last couple of days and no doubt that will turn into a flood next week.

My brother encountered a late Woodcock (not sure I've had an April one in recent years) and a Curlew, near Millingdale earlier in the week. Looking forward to my next visit more so than for the last few months!