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

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. 

2 comments:

Colin Bushell said...

Nice new header photo Pete. Very evocative.
Colin

Pete Woodruff said...

Kind of you to say so Colin....as you do.