Another Season finished.

Well another year over at Goodenbergh and yet again we have recorded new species of birds to visit the Hide and the site. We had our first Redstart Male and Female and they raised 4 young. We had our first sighting of a Spotted Flycatcher at the Hide. We then had a visit from a Brambling again down at the Hide. b72a7838B72A5065B72A5015At the beginning of the year i did an inspection of the Tawny Owl boxes but the Squirrel was occupying all 3 boxes. Between March 5th when the site opened the Tawny must have evicted the Squirrel but in June came we had 3 Owlets in and around the nest box so it looks they did use the box.B72A4555B72A4561B72A4518

Another great find was the Red Fox which raised 6 young cubs. I was a little late to get my first picture of a Fox and it was a young cub that had seen me but sat for a while as i took the pictures.B72A5563B72A5560Next year i will get down to where there living and try and get them a bit younger.

The Roe deer did well with 2 young deer born and raised. I got my first pictures of them not long before we packed up for the year.b72a7754b72a7741

All together a great year for the wildlife on site and down at the Hide. And for all the people that follow the Blog i would just like to say a big thank you for taking time to look at whats going on at Goodenbergh. I have lots of new ideas for next year and cant wait for the season to start.

Taking into consideration that i do a lot of photography off site in Bentham and Burton In Longsdale i feel its only right to share my wildlife photography experiences with you.


Goodbye for now Wishing You A Merry Xmas and a all the best for 2017.

Mr R Blackburn