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

Friday, 14 September 2012

Quite Pathetic....


....short, and not so sweet!

Yesterdays efforts were quite pathetic, a combination had it that I may as well have continued the business I set out to do today instead of cutting it short for some birding time. The truth is theres little point in publishing this post, but for what it's worth - and the desperation I felt to get a little birding done - here goes.

Kingfisher. Antonio Puigg.

Part of the combination was that - not for the first time - I mis-timed my visit around the business I had to attend to. Conder Green and the Lune Estuary were a mix of water and marsh due to the high tide. However at Conder Green I did see the Kingfisher....

Snipe. Antonio Puigg.

....and noted 3 Snipe roosting.

Little Egret. Antonio Puigg. 

At Glasson Dock on the Lune Estuary 2 Mediterranean Gulls were an adult and 2nd winter with a Little Egret seen.

So....business, high tide, heavy showers, and getting 'waylaid' in a conversation which lasted something like 50 times longer than I would have wished for all added up to a disaster in birding terms as far as I'm concerened, after which....I just gave up.

Curlew Sandpiper. Copy Permitted.

This Curlew Sandpiper was at Cockersands yesterday morning between Crook Farm and  Lighthouse Cottage.

Thanks to Antonio Puigg. for his excellent trio of images which at least bring some interest and add colour to any otherwise dismal birding effort and the resulting rather dismal report.

3 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Yep, I've had a few days, and conversations like that Pete!

Findlay Wilde said...

Well I enjoyed your post, even if you didn;t enjoy the day so much. From Findlay

Pete Woodruff said...

Nice people Warren....but!

Pleased you enjoyed my little post of 'gloom' better than my attempt at a couple of hours birding Findlay.

Tell you what though, the sight of a Mediterranean Gull never fails to excite me.