Sunday, 8 September 2013

High Noon Birding.

No appropriate photographs for the days birding, but we can start with some colour in the form of....

Ward's Trogon. John Darbyshire.

The Wards' Trogon which J and K saw on their visit to Bhutan, a species to join the seemingly endless list of birds endangered around the world, in this case by habitat loss.  

I managed to escape at lunch time on Thursday and found myself on Plover Scar an hour before high tide. I eventually estimated 600 Dunlin/Ringed Plover at a ratio of 350/250 respectfully, it was good to find 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Sanderling, with 5 Eider off here, also 8 Wheatear and c.35 Goldfinch noted.

The Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock was unimpressive though c.180 Golden Plover were of note with 2 Wigeon being the first winter arrivals here and a Little Egret seen. At Conder Green, 3 Spotted Redshank were seen as two adult and a juvenile down the Conder channel again with 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, and a solitary Black-tailed Godwit. A Ruff was in the creeks, and on Conder Pool 6 Little Grebe, a Little Egret, and a Snipe. I could see only one of the drake Wigeon on here today, and a Kingfisher was upstream from the road bridge again.

And finally....

Collared Kingfisher. John Darbyshire. 

The Collared Kingfisher seen in Oman, an excellent birding destination. Many thanks for these images from your birding world travels John, they are much appreciated and add some much needed colour to Birds2blog. 

The bird in song is here....


Noushka said...

Maybe not the right birds for your sightings but a brilliant choice, in both senses of the word!
I have been away and very busy these days, I went through your latest posts and enjoyed them very much!
Cheers Pete, enjoy your sunday!

Adam said...

I like the red bird

Pete Woodruff said...

Noushka/Adam....Thanks for your regular attendance on Birds2blog, I appreciate it.