BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Penultimate '09 Snippet's.


Thanks to Stephen Gidley for the excellent Kestrel image which the sharp eyed ones amongst you will have noticed was posted on Birds2blog earlier in the week but turned out to be  an error on that occasion, and for those not sharp eyed enough to have noticed....well I needn't have said a word!

Some more 'snippet's' from my 2009 birding record's....

SEPTEMBER.

4th    A Wood Sandpiper had been at Conder Green and I caught up with the bird today.
9th    About twelve Sand Martins were still around River Winds at Conder Green.
10th  Two Whitethroat were at Harrisend, and a Whinchat as an excellent find off the Hawthornthwaite track from Marshaw. 
12th  A Whinchat was another excellent find on Newby Moor, N York's. And yet another two Whinchat were at Barbondale.
14th   Three Green Sandpiper at Aldcliffe. 
15th   Nine Wheatear were on Clougha.
17th   Adult Mediterranean Gulls at Glasson Dock and Cockersands.
18th   Spotted Flycatcher still behind Tower Lodge on the edge of the plantation.
21st   Adult Mediterranean Gull at Cockersands.
22nd  Tawny Owl from Lower Hide path at Leighton Moss. 
24th   Three Jay at Conder Green were unusual.
25th   Black Darters seen in 'good number' at Foulshaw Moss.

OCTOBER.

1st     Three Whooper Swans at Braides were my first this winter.
5th     A Guillemot on the River Lune at Glasson Dock was unusual.
8th     Nine Barnacle Geese on Pilling Marsh.
12th   Circa 40 Redwing and 20 Fieldfare were my first of the winter over the Clougha track.
13th   A juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher was at Cockersands.
16th   A Ruff frequented Conder Green around this date.
22nd  A drake Scaup was off Plover scar a Cockersands. 
26th   A Whooper Swan on the River Lune at Glasson Dock, also two adult Mediterranean Gulls. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was at Cockersands.



Thanks to Paul Baker for this excellent image of the Shoveler, well they're all excellent on Birds2blog with the exception of any that are mine.

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