Monthly Archives: November, 2009

The Dabchick…

The Dabchick was seen near the Leisure Centre today again. Not much else happening but the water level below Cogglesford Mill is ridiculously low. There are 1 or 2 Robins about at the moment along the Slea… Terry

The Kingfisher must be hungry…

The Kingfisher must be hungry because he gave us some lovely close views of him fishing this morning, and he caught one. I have noticed that Kingfishers get more tolerant of humans when food is in short supply or the length of daylight that they can fish in is short as it is at this […]

Someone has been building…

Someone has been building dams on the River Slea… Click Here …although probably done for the best reasons these people are causing the exact thing they are trying to stop, further downstream 🙁 The barriers outside the leisure centre have been removed ? Sadly one of the people we sometimes see during our walks along […]

There are barriers…

There are barriers along the river bank outside the Leisure Centre, I was told a child fell in there. Are the powers that be going to errect permanent barriers ? I doubt it but personally I hope so, I am sorry for the child but if barriers are put up it will hopefully stop any […]

There is very little…

There is very little water downstream of Cogglesford Mill and in one place after the railway bridge the ‘River’ is about 2 feet wide and about an inch deep, and the Navigation Trust want to see BOATS coming up the Slea – a pig just flew by. The one worrying thing is if they do […]

There doesnt appear to be any…

There doesnt appear to be any Ducklings left, I think we have lost all of them 🙁 12 lives so very quickly over, wildlife really does have a much harder time surviving than most people realise. I did see the Kingfisher and the Dabchick, also 2 adult Moorhens are back on Lollycocks pond. Terry