Thursday, 2 May 2013

High Noon.

Greenshank Ana Minguez

Even if it was only going to be a bit of a whiz round for a couple of hours, it was mid-day yesterday before I escaped to get some birding in and made haste to Conder Green to find 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, and 2 Common Sandpiper in the creeks, with a single Black-tailed Godwit, and 2 Wigeon apparently intent on summering here on Conder Pool. The circuit was a worthwhile exercise if only to find my first Whitethroat of the summer.

Eider. Pete Woodruff.

The Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock produced 15 Eider, another first for me as I don't ever recall seeing such a number of Eider on the River Lune here before. The only other birds of note were just 3 Black-tailed Godwit.

Wheatear Brian Rafferty

I found another Whitethroat at Cockersands, and also found 5 Wheatear and 16 Stock Dove - another excellent count - taking advantage of a recently turned field. Waders were pretty thin but a count of 24 Whimbrel was excellent. 

Someone once said to me....

'There's more to life than birds/birding'....was obviously a nut case, and in fact ended up in a mental institution!!   


Warren Baker said...

More to life than birds/birding ? Cant think what :-)

Nice to hear you've connected with a Whitethroat pete .

Pete Woodruff said...

Can always rely on a comment from you Warren which I really do appreciate.

'Can't think what'....nice one!

Noushka said...

Great sightings!
How I would love to see Eiders, they are so magnificent!
Cheers Pete!

Pete Woodruff said...

Occasional three figure numbers of the Eider in our area Noushka, they are indeed a lovely bird to see.

My thanks for your input it is much appreciated.