ALEXANDER'S FIRST TIME ON PENDLE HILL went much better than expected. He simply walked straight up without a complaint until near the top. It will not be long until I can say 'I wish I had his energy!'. Three Ring Ouzels were on the rocky slopes from the landslide trail and at least four wheatears were in the same area. Spring is definitely here now! The only new birds for the year in the ELOC area in the last couple of days were a Blackcap singing near Bolton-by-Bowland, a pair of linnets at Green Bank Quarry, Longridge and an early whimbrel at Alston Wetland.
ELOC year list: 108. Blackcap 109. Common Linnet 110. Eurasian Whimbrel