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

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Just to be going on with....

....a bit of news and some pics - five actually - until I can get out birding again....

2nd Winter Iceland Gull Ronald Surgenor  


A 2nd winter Iceland Gull was on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock yesterday. The bird was  on Glasson Marsh initially, then west of the marsh before flying off.

Snow Goose. Copy Permitted.

This intermediate morph Lesser Snow Goose is/was doing the rounds with Pink-footed Geese since first being found SW of Cockerham on 13 January.


Snow Bunting Martin Jump  

A Snow Bunting was found on the beach opposite the old Lifeboat Station at Morecambe on Sunday.


Wheatear
Wheatear Brian Rafferty  


I'll be looking in earnest for my first Wheatear probably - but not necessarily - at Cockersands, not sure it will be in the next couple of days with the weather as it is, but I'll be looking just the same.


Sand Martin Simon Hawtin  

And the canal basin at Glasson Dock will be a good place to find my first Sand Martin if I haven't already found one elsewhere beforehand.

And finally....

A Little Ringed Plover was at Marbury Country Park in Cheshire yesterday....Conder Pool here we come!!

5 comments:

Adam said...

cool goose

Paul Foster said...

I too have been out searching for my first migrant,seems this cold weather is holding them back Peter!

My local moors above Oswaldtwistle will be getting a good coat of lookig at!!!!

Warren Baker said...

Pete,
If you find a Wheatear tomorrow i'll eat my camera batteries!!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great pictures.. A regard from Madrid..

Pete Woodruff said...

Adam....Thanks once again for looking in.

Paul....Won't be long now for the migrants Paul, keep looking.

Warren....Wheatear, Swallow, Sand Martin, and Little Ringed Plover have all turned up as singles in our area, the latter in Cheshire.

Ana....A regard from Lancaster.