Bird Courtship – Glasson Docks Walk 1st March 2014

by Russ on February 21, 2014

Grebes put on a real show in March with a fantastic mating display.On Saturday 1st March we are joining the Canal and River Trust at Glasson Docks to run a Bird Courtship Wildlife Walk. With January and February becoming a distant memory, March heralds the start of the breeding season for many water birds. Pairs of ducks, swans and even grebes can be spotted renewing their relationship with beautiful dances and performances of synchronicity.

Starting at the marina, we’ll head up the Lune Estuary and check in at Conder Pool in the search for both common and more elusive birds, such as the Great Crested Grebe and the Little Egret.

Starting time is 8AM finishing at 11AM. Bring appropriate clothing for cold and wet weather and binoculars if you have them avaliable. Book your place today by calling Dave Hennessey at the Canal and River Trust by calling 07500 606030.

The Waking of the Frogs

Frogs should be emerging from hibernation in February.With the terrible  weather we’ve been having it’s hardly surprising that a few roof tiles have been blown loose. What is surprising is what’s underneath them!

‘A tile blew off my roof in the wind. I had a stack of spare tiles round the side of the house. When I sorted through them there was a frog hibernating under them. I put a couple of tiles back over him and didn’t wake him up.’

Good work Rupert! Thanks for emailing in.

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