Tuesday, 16 April 2013

....And A Light Breeze In Dorset!!

This video is worth a look at, and better still if you view it full screen and your computer has sound....I wonder how many migrants didn't make it through this lot.

Bright and breezy yesterday in our area and beyond....or more to the point sunny and windy.  

At Conder Green a Chiffchaff was nice - and was calling - on the coastal path, a Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Spotted Redshank in the creeks. A Little Grebe, 2 Goosander, a Snipe, and 26 Redshank were noted on  Conder Pool.  

At Glasson Dock on the Lune Estuary, 6 Goldeneye and c.120 Black-tailed Godwit were to note, the majority of the latter now appear to have returned to the Eric Morecambe complex at Leighton Moss to add to - and make up - the c.1,800 which were recorded there yesterday.

At Cockersands, 28 Black-tailed Godwit were feeding below Crook Cottage, close in and on the only small strip of mud left by the incoming tide. I managed to get up close to around 400 waders on Plover Scar at high tide and with some difficulty managed to estimate 180 Ringed Plover, 120 Turnstone, 90 Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover, and a Whimbrel. Probably 50 Swallow in total over my head at some point during the day at different locations, and the Siskin visited our garden feeders again yesterday, with a male Blackcap putting in an appearance this morning.

Approaching Cockersands Light. Pete Woodruff.

I reckon this is as big as they come into Glasson Dock and this one set sail from there passing the Cockersands Light just after 3.00pm yesterday.

Coming Soon....maybe they're here!

Yellow Wagtail.Marc Heath.

But if your birding is in our recording area you'll need to know where to look and you'll need some more look luck to find one. A very scarce and declining migrant breeder....try the Lune flood plain, a big area to search, but where a pair 'might' breed again this year.

Blue-headed Wagtail. Marc Heath. 

And the Blue-headed Wagtail, well....Good Luck.

Thanks to Marc Heath for the brilliant images - even more brilliant if you 'clik the pik' - and much appreciated Marc.


Isidro Ortiz said...

Hello Pete,espectacular video.Un abrazo

Richard Pegler said...

Amazing footage Pete! I couln't believe it when a bird appeared, flying around.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Stunning sea force.. Wow!!!..

Marc Heath said...

Many thanks Pete for the plug, appreciated.

Warren Baker said...

Been out on days like that here Pete LoL !

Pete Woodruff said...

Isidro/Richard/Ana/Marc/Warren....Just to say THANKS.

And by the way Marc, your'e welcome to the plug, don't forget it helped to make Birds2blog more interesting....again!