....the pic of a smart male Yellow Wagtail fits in nicely with some records from LDBWS archives. Like the one in 1978 which states....32 Yellow Wagtail per hour passing Arkholme viaduct......pardon!
If you know anything about the local bird scene a peruse through the old LDBWS Annual Reports would have you believe you were reading some serious printing errors as things have changed so much, and in some cases beyond recognition.
Nightjar. 15 - 20 pairs on Warton Crag.
Yellowhammer. 60 - 70 Leighton Moss 31 December.
Stonechat. Rare visitor no evidence of recent breeding.
Collared Dove. A NEW species for the area.
Redpoll. 250 Leighton Moss Sept/Oct.
Stonechat. No birds seen during the summer months.
Caspian Tern. 25/26 July and 24 Aug (John Wilson) A first for Lancashire.
Stonechat. No breeding records.
Cirl Bunting. Four at Conder Green was not verifed.
Little Egret. 25 May first record for the area.
Twite. Undoubtedly a bird which is overlooked......
......and on it goes.