BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CELEBRATING THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH....WELCOME TO THE ' REAL' FOREST OF BOWLAND

Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Compromise.

Another of those compromises again with KT today. When it was suggested we took a ride to Fleetwood and paid a visit to Freeport, my insistence was that the trip included an hour or so at Rossall Point bino's and all....what a good idea that turned out to be.


Snow Bunting Martin Jump

We had only been on the promenade near to Rossall Point for a few minutes when a bird movement caught my eye, it turned out to be a Snow Bunting. I'm presuming one of the two birds there for some time but not mentioned recently to my knowledge and the visit here was already worth while. A small flock of birds came down on to the golf course perimeter fence and were found to be 12 Linnet....Thanks for the Snow Bunting Martin. 

Skylark
Skylark David Cookson  


Another bird flew down on to the golf course and revealed itself to be a Skylark as it flew up into the air in flight song like it was the first day of spring....Thanks David.

Stonechat Martin Jump  

But ten minutes later two birds - which I knew were always a possibility here today - were seen a little distance off but were instantly recognisable as two silhouetted 'eggs on legs' and were a pair of Stonechat....definitely worth the visit to Rossall Point I reckon....Thanks once again Martin.

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Thekla Lark Ana Minguez   

How about this for a Skylark lookalike. Thanks for the Thekla Lark Ana....I don't think its going to be a good idea that I hold my breath until I see one of these in the UK, and if I do - or have already done - I'll probably have recorded it as a Skylark....unless it sings!  

4 comments:

Isidro Ortiz said...

Preciosas capturas las de este post.Un abrazo

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Interesting place Point Rosalls...
Convexly lower jaw tekla lank .. Chest Spotted, are unmistakable .. But it is difficult to Know when you see little.. Ufff my English.. haha!!!..

Warren Baker said...

That was a good day then pete..................Stonechats :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks Isidro. The Black Redstart is excellent.

Thanks Ana. No need to worry about your 'Uff my English..haha!!' its fine by me.

Thanks Warren. Yes a good day, I don't mind the shops if it includes at least a little birding.