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.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Out of time!


Out of time for blogging today and not your average weekend birder so....here's a few 'bits and pieces' mainly excellent photographs.

Leach's Petrel. SP.

Photographic opportunities like this don't come every day and this one of the windblown Leach's Petrel came for SP at Knott End this week during the blow which had good numbers of these birds off course along our coastlines, I myself was lucky to be at Cockersands at the right time on Tuesday to find one fluttering by at a location less likely to have been than the one round the corner at Heysham. An excellent pic, SP having made full use of the opportunity.

Masked Duck. Colin Bushell.

More excellent photographs, this of a bird I'm never likely to ever see the drake Masked Duck, just one of the many species CB is currently seeing in Brazil, and....

Masked Duck. Colin Bushell.

Two ducks of the same....Thanks for these Colin, of course you won't know this but I'm often green with envy sat staring at my monitor when I read your accounts and see your photographs of these wonderful birds you keep finding.

Farming Methods! Warren Baker. 

And to end with....

Hows this for nonsense on a monumental scale. In this photograph we see a farmer who is either 'off his head' or just a cunning steward of the countryside, either way this guy is almost certainly claiming a supplementary payment for 'trimming' this minute tree which is causing no problems to anyone or anything....the mind boggles. Thanks for the pic Warren, it's one of your best in its category. 

I'D SOONER BE BIRDING!

2 comments:

Warren Baker said...

I'm pleased you showed my photo Pete, and let the world know how hard pressed our farmers are :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

Like I say 'the best in its category' Warren and definitely worthy of publication.