BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Friday, 1 January 2010

A Walk......



......through the park on a pleasant if very cold afternoon but definitely not without my bino's round my neck and the view from up here was quite good today though the snow covered Lakeland mountains don't show in my pic above as they did with the naked eye.



And yes that's Mrs W - if you look hard enough - in the doorway of the majestic Ashton Memorial, and yes she does have some bino's up to her eyes......well being out with me she would have wouldn't she.

So, with a determination not to leave a blank day on Birds2blog these are the few birds noted en route, a Nuthatch, c.9 Long-tailed Tits doing their characteristic follow my leader thing from tree to tree, a Treecreeper, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, a Jay, a Song Thrush , and at least 25 Blackbirds.

Well this isn't regarded as riveting stuff for a birding blog and I'm looking forward to normal service being resumed on Monday......can't wait.



2 comments:

Warren Baker said...

I look forward to you posting about the spring stonechats!

Pete Woodruff said...

Well you'll certainly be seeing me do that Warren but they are struggling again now - too many poor summer's - and by the end of this winter may well be struggling even more so......time will tell.