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

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper.




The video below has been highlighted on Birds2blog in August this year, but it's worthy of showing again for three reasons....the first being in case you didn't see it last time round....second....it's the best video of it's kind you are ever likely to see....and third....there may well be no more than 400 Spoon-billed Sandpipers left in the world about which you can learn much more via the link above. Thanks for drawing my attention to this once again CB, it is much appreciated and something we all need to know about and - wherever we can - do something about saving this brilliant little sandpiper. 


And whilst I'm here....Here are three excellent pics I've come across/been sent....

Starling. John Bateman.

John seems to be getting as many photo opportunities from his home as he does when he's out and about, this is an excellent image of the Starling, no doubt taken from his living room....Thanks John, hopefully the weather will allow you to be out birding again with me soon.

Rook. Tim Crossley.

Tim sent me this pic, another surprise visitor to the garden. Thanks for this Tim, an excellent shot of this large 'corvid', I don't think you'd want too many stabs from this bird with a bill like that.

Song Thrush. Phil Slade.

I 'found' this lovely Song Thrush on Phil's Another Bird Blog just look at those brilliant 'arrowheads'....nice one Phil and thank you.

I'D SOONER BE BIRDING! 

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