BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CELEBRATING THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH....WELCOME TO THE ' REAL' FOREST OF BOWLAND

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Final Snippet's of 2009....

....but first a couple of images from the archives.


One from the archives of Mike Watson who is here http://mikewatsonsdiary.blogspot.com/ as well as permanently in my sidebar.  

I regularly visit his blog and think you should too for some various birding trips both here and abroad with excellent commentary to accompany some equally excellent bird's. This image is of the Pechora Pipit which Mike describes as having made a tortuous journey to reach the location in November 2007 at Goodwick Common in Pembrokeshire....Thanks for this Mike but as well nobody relied on me to identify this smart little pipit.

  

And one from Colin Bushell's archive, this from his visit to Costa Rica in 2006 and is the Black & White Owl. This is another blog I visit regularly as Colin also records his birding trips both here and abroad with excellent images of some exotic birds with good commentary. Please take a look at his blog which can be linked from my sidebar and here http://www.ribbletoamazon.com/.... Thanks for this Colin. 

NOVEMBER.
3rd  Slavonian Grebe Pine Lake.
6th  Twelve Little Grebe was the maximum count on Conder Pool this year.
9th  Stonechat a male at Conder Green and also at Cockersands where I found a 1st winter/female Black Redstart.
17th Four Jack Snipe seen at Conder Green and two adult Mediterranean Gulls found on Preesall Sands.
27th Four adult Snow Geese seen with Greylag Geese on Aldcliffe Marsh were the ex Leighton Moss birds.

DECEMBER.
8th    Adult Mediterranean Gull at Cockers Dyke and one Fluke Hall Lane.
11th  Male and female Stonechat found on Dalton Craggs. 
28th  Male Stonechat at the Caravan Park end at Cockersands, in my opinion was the bird seen at the lighthouse end on 23 November and is still present here today.
31st.  An amazing 22 Song Thrush seen between Stodday and Conder Green from the coastal path.

A quiet month due to birding restrictions because of the snow and the big freeze. 



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