Thursday, 1 August 2013

Pay Day!

It was pay day at Conder Green yesterday. 

Little Ringed Plover Juvenile Antonio Puigg  

After at least 28 visits and just three sightings I finally caught up with 3 Little Ringed Plover fully fledged and independent juveniles. Obviously with a few hidden corners on the pool but hard to believe this successful breeding pair - and eventual three young - could hide away for almost 16 weeks with little detection. Void of a records search I'd claim this is the best ever result for breeding LRP's on Conder Pool....contradictions welcome.

Grey Wagtail Geoff Gradwell

A Grey Wagtail was on the River Conder below the A588 road bridge, this is my first at Conder Green in something like 3 years and was set to have been bird of the day until I saw the LRP's. Also of note on Conder Pool, 2 Little Egret, a Little Grebe, Spotted Redshank, a Snipe, Goldeneye, and 2 Wigeon. In the creeks 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Sandpiper, and 3 Dunlin. A Whitethroat was seen from the coastal path, I reckon a crawl along here to Glasson Dock would produce 'a few more' of this species with up to six seen over the summer. Later in the day a Curlew Sandpiper was reported on Conder Pool again at 5.48pm via RBA.

Whimbrel Brian Rafferty

I decided to look over the River Lune from Waterloo Cottage area and noted Whimbrelc.70 Curlew, at least 40 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, a few difficult to count Dunlinand a Little which time I was defeated by the rain.  

My thanks to AP/GG/BR for the ever excellent images on Birds2blog, they are always very much appreciated.   


Adam said...

cute wagtail

Brian Rafferty said...

Pete. Good results from Conder Pool with the LRP's. Great variety as always on your favourite patch.Nice to see my whimbrel,this was one from way back at Lytham,when the Ross's Gul was present.Take care and as you suggest we will have a day at Leighton Moss sometime.

Sharon Whitley said...

A great day you had - love the LRP - one thing we did see in Skye was the golden plover - a first for me - albeit through a telescope but still good to see!