Thursday, 5 November 2009

Back in Time.

To keep Birds2blog alive I'm posting a few of my records from 2000 - 2009, chosen at random and representing some of the birds found/seen around this time of the year, and which went to keep my passion for birds burning. 

4 November 2000. At the far end of Whitbarrow 30 Raven seen, not many places you can see this number of the species.

17 November 2000. In the Newby Moor area I found 12 Stonechat, concrete evidence of the - then - advancing upturn in the Stonechats status and a winter record at that.

26 December 2000. On a rare winter visit to Barbondale I saw 12 Redpoll.

18 October 2005. A  Lesser Scaup was at Myerscough Quarry.

5 November 2005. I found a Grey Phalarope between the two outfalls at Heysham Harbour, also a juvenile Arctic Tern present. 

16 December 2005. Ten Waxwing were on Heaton Road in Lancaster. 

6 November 2006. A Glossy Ibis and 2 White-fronted Geese were in a field off Fluke Hall Lane. 

28 December 2006. An amazing 27 Grey Partridge were at Cockersands in one of Kellets Farm fields. I personally never saw before or since anything like such a number of this species.

29 October 2008. A Hooded Crow found on the top of Birk Bank.

12 November 2008. On Pilling Marsh a spectacular 30,000 Pink-footed Geese estimate was confirmed to JB and myself in a conversation on site at the time with a person professing to be associated with WWT.

25 November 2008. Two Cattle Egret were in the Milnthorpe area. 

18 February 2009. An excellent count of 14 Bewick's Swan were in a field off Moss Lane, Lower Thurnham.

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