Monday, 18 January 2010

Yet more......

......2009 snippets - not comprehensive - from my records for July/August which is why the image of the Spotted Flycatcher is appropriate and was taken in the Tower Lodge area in the Trough of Bowland, the pic has been on Birds2blog before but I don't care, it's one of my favourites.


2nd  Four Little-ringed Plover curiously were an adult, a juvenile, and a young downy bird on Conder Pool, also at Conder Green, 4 Greenshank and 2 Spotted Redshank.
6th  Sixteen Common Sandpiper were at Conder Green.
7th  Five Little Gull on the Eric Morecambe Complex.
13th  Eight Wheatear Clougha/Birk Bank of which six were juvenile.
16th  Reed Warbler singing Conder Green.
18th  2nd summer Mediterranean Gull on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock.
20th  Five Spotted Flycatcher Marshaw, a pair with 3 juvenile.
27th  Eight Greenshank Conder Pool and a Ruff on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock. At least 16 Gatekeeper were at Pilling Lane Ends.


13th  Two adult Mediterranean Gull on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock.
17th  A Ruff on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock.
24th  c.30 Sandwich Terns were off Fluke Hall and a Ruff was in a field with 'gulls' on Moss Lane.
25th  Nine Greenshank on Conder Pool.
27th  Five Raven on Clougha.
28th  A Spotted Flycatcher was still at the church at Abbeystead where it had been all summer.

Well by way of a change a little 'pic quiz' the answer of which is to be found in Mike Watson's Diary here...... where Mike gives an interesting account on an interesting website.

Go on have a go......nobody will ever know if you was wrong!



Warren Baker said...

Spotted Flycatchers have been declining rapidly from my patch Pete, down to just one pair last year. I hope they can cling on, I think they are great little birds.

Pete Woodruff said...

At least one location up here where they seem to be reasonably holding on but you're right about the general decline Warren.