Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Spare Time!

Mediterranean Gull off Broadway Morecambe.

If you're going to have a couple of hours to spare at Morecambe and you want to be called a birder then you need to be sure you have some optics on you. I decided to cover as much of the promenade as I could in this two hour spare time and noted the following over the tide and even managing a half decent pic into the bargain.

At Teal Bay I counted at least 125 Black-tailed Godwit on the groyne and 7 Wigeon were of note as they don't appear here in the same numbers as yesteryear. Off Broadway an adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Scaup female were excellent, also seen from here were at least 12 Great-crested Grebe, and in the area between here and the Town Hall slipway 160 Eider, 7 Goldeneye, and 5 Red-breasted Merganser.

Green-backed Kingfisher. Indonesia 2006.

And a couple of 'Golden Oldie Images' from Mike Watson above, and from Colin Bushell below. Thanks Mike and Colin.

 Plumbeous Kite. Peru 2006.

I have it on good and reliable authority that the wintering Common Sandpiper at Conder Green was seen there again on Monday, and 2 Song Thrush are still visiting our humble walled garden in Lancaster, an excellent record I assure you.

I sincerely hope all the visitors to Birds2blog have/are going to Sign The Petition linked from the top of the sidebar in the name of the birds we are all passionate about. 


Colin Bushell said...

Nice new header photo Pete. Very evocative.

Pete Woodruff said...

Kind of you to say so you do.