Rons Blog

The Hide

An hour this morning sat in the Hide a Female and Male Pheasant came in for a feed when a Jackdaw spotted the Nuts that the Female Pheasant was heading for, it came in full blast bu the Pheasant held firm. then i saw i nice Mieltle Thrush sitting in the field next to the… Read more »

The Red Fox Family

After a great week spent with the Kingfisher on the river Greta i decided to check out the Red Fox family down in the secret location. I set up my Trail camera which monitors any movement and records in full colour and sound. On Thursday afternoon i checked the footage and found some nice clips… Read more »

River Greta is a busy place.

An evening on the Greta. Just popped down to have a look around and the birds were very busy with many young feeding from the parents

Kingfisher Fledge.

The Day has come when the Little Kingfisher ventured out into the Big Wild World of adventure and a chance to explore the River Greta. The river has fallen a lot so lets keep our fingers crossed that they learn quick to find the little fish or grubs from the river bed. Weather permitted the… Read more »

Red Fox

The Red Fox About this time last year i got word that the Fox had had 6 cubs and was very active through the day. I have never seen a young cub so off i went to try and capture one. I was a few weeks late as they had grown bigger than i though…. Read more »

Heavy Rainfall Playing on my Mind

Feeling very depressed as the weather has been so good for the wildlife and the Tan but now i am starting get Cabin Feaver in the Van 2 days non stop rain. Kept thinking of the Kingfisher all yesterday and through the night. The water levels were fantastic for them to get the fish for… Read more »

Bird Food for the Hide

Can i just say a big thank you to all the site members who have helped with supplying

Feeeding the birds Nuts

  Peanuts. Please don’t fill feeders or place Full Peanuts out for the birds. Many Small birds have young and feeding them could kill the young as they cant swallow full nuts. Thanks. Ron

King Of the River

Very Lucky man to have the King Of the River going bacwards and forwards all morning feeding the young. Each young Kingfisher has to have 11 fish a day so both Male and Female help with the feeding. I can only guess what day they will fledge and hope i can be there around the… Read more »

Kingfisher on the River

Another fantastic sighting of the Common Kingfisher down on the river. i managed to get closer without causing any distress to the Bird.

Ingleborough Sunrise.

Out at 5 this morning to capture the Kingfisher and came across the Sun rising over Ingleborough.

Birds in Flight at the Hide

After a great morning i went to the Hide abd caught some good shots of a Woodpecker and Jackdaw flying in for food.

What a Great Day

As i promised when i started the Blog this season i said i would post pictures and my findings on the Goodenbergh site, not only from the site and Hide but in the local area. Yes i do have a life outside the site and hide. So when me and Ruth were out yesterday we… Read more »

Grey Squirrell found the Hide

The Grey Squirrell has found the Hide and the food source, i dont mind them but after destroying the feeders i bought and nesting in all but one of the 5 Tawny Owl it becomes clear that they do have an impact on the wildlife on the site. Mixed feelings.

Swallows at the Stables

The Swallows are here and busy making the their nest in the stable area’s. Its lovely to hear the sound of them calling as you walk past the stables.

Pheasant in full colour.

A big Pheasant came into the hide area last night and fluffed its feathers up, just take a look at the detail in the feathers it reminds me of painting everything in detail and perfect.

Nuthatch at the new Pond

I have redisigned the pond at the back of the pond. I have replaced the large rocks with grey slate. this will give the birds a place to drink. i put the seed down to see what reflection i would get, so when the Nuthatch came in for some seed it gave me a  good idea… Read more »

A Very Quiet on the Bird front

The site is very quiet at the moment with most birds are incubating the eggs ready for the arrival of the young birds. I went down to the Hide yasterday and got sight of the Male and Female Reed Bunting. They must be nesting in the reeds in the field next to the cattle shed…. Read more »