Well not really all over again, I got no further than Cockersands today as I loitered along the way but to no avail and little - if anything - more to add to yesterdays excellent day along the coast. Needless to say I achieved no photographs worthy of going public with so I 'nicked' - with my fully up to date permit issued by the intrepid traveler Colin Bushell - a couple of Colins Peruvian exotica with the Franklins Gulls on the Lima coast above, and the truly amazing Inca Tern at Pucusana below.
Back to the reality of Conder Green where there are now 11 Little Grebe, the Ruff obliged yet again in the creeks, also Spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper, and Kingfisher, the Goldeneye was still on Conder Pool. At Glasson Dock an adult Mediterranean Gull again, the Golden Plover number stood at around 1,200, c.850 Knot and c.720 Bar-tailed Godwit were to note, a Little Egret was again over by Waterloo Cottage.
I spent in excess of an hour at Cockersands sifting through good numbers of Redshank and Dunlin between Crook Farm and Crook Cottage to no avail, then went to the caravan park end to spend a similar length of time sifting through several hundred Black-headed Gulls again to no avail but did note 4 Little Egret, and if there are any Wigeon in this area of Morecambe Bay then its here but yet to be counted as I ran out of time and the light was rapidly fading. On the way home down Moss Lane I spotted c.25 Fieldfare from a moving car.
A year ago tomorrow (28 October 2008) John Bateman and I observed a truly amazing 300+ Whooper Swans in a field in the Cogie Hill area. I have a distinct feeling this is an event which will never be repeated anywhere near this area again.