Monthly Archives: January, 2010

Not much happening…

Not much happening on the Slea today except I saw these two (who arrived yesterday)… …I have been told on good authority that these are ‘Farmyard Ducks’, so nothing exceptional. I did see 1 Dabchick today but not the other one. Some Moorhens seem to be chasing away any remaining offspring from last year so […]

Had excellent views

Had excellent views of a Robin this morning, from about 1 foot as he started to eat some seeds before I had finished putting them down 🙂 Also a tame (ish) Blackbird that normally hangs around for some food if he sees me. I didnt see the Dabchicks today but had very good views of […]

I definately saw one, but possible two…

I definately saw one of the Dabchicks this morning, a little later and further upstream I saw another Dabchick, I cannot be absolutely sure but I do not think it was the same so I think I saw both 🙂 The second one had also caught a little fish. Also saw the Kingfisher and he […]

No sign…

No sign of the Dabchicks this morning, but I have no reason to believe that they were not around somewhere. I did see the Kingfisher a couple of times, but I personally think it was 2 different Kingfishers but have no proof. We have had an influx of Fielsfares over the past week during the […]

The two Dabchicks…

The two Dabchicks were TOGETHER this morning near Cogglesford bend 🙂 Also saw the Kingfisher about 3 times, I presume it was the same one each time. Lots of water going over the old Slea weir and the river below Cogglesford is quite high for that stretch of water (but only a foot or so). […]

I saw both…

I saw both Dabchicks today, one was near the leisure Centre Bridge and the other one was near the Mill. Nothing much else was around except the Ducks and Moorhens. Blackbirds are eating all the berries at the moment… Terry

Only 1….

Only 1 Dabchick today, he/she was under ‘Monstrosity Bridge’ aka New St. Bridge, but Allan did see both yesterday so the other 1 may have been up nearer to Cogglesford Mill. I saw a very bedraggled Pigeon on the Cogglesford Weir Bridge, he really looked in a sad state and didnt move when I came […]

Its not very often…

Its not very often I walk along the Slea on my own, but today was one of those times. I normally meet up with some friends and I can be seen here with them, taken in the bad weather… …I saw the 2 Dabchicks today but 1 was near the Hub and the other was […]