Sunday, 15 September 2013

If In Doubt....

....brew up, or in my case do some birding and start at Conder Green!

There was actually little in the creeks again on Friday save a Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, and Little Egret. On Conder Pool, I managed to find 6 Little Grebe again, also 6 Snipe, with up to 85 Teal and 40 Mallard noted. On the circuit, 3 Reed Bunting and c.50 Goldfinch

Whitethroat Richard Pegler

The result of checking out why the branches were quivering in a bush on the coastal path at Conder Green was a Whitethroat which gave good views. Excellent Whitethroat Richard, Thank You. There was little of note to add to my two previous visits this week on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock, but an adult Mediterranean Gull, c.300 Golden Plover and 2 Little Egret were of note

At Cockersands where there was a huge number of gulls both in the fields and on the shore, and 2 Mediterranean Gull amongst them were both adult. Off Plover Scar, at least 700 Wigeon - and it felt like winter here too - 4 Eider, and 2 Pintail. From Plover Scar to Crook Farm whilst looking for 'something of interest' amongst the waders, I'd suggest figures of 450 Redshank, 80 Dunlin, and a 'few' Ringed Plover, with OystercatcherLapwingCurlew, and a solitary Black-tailed Godwit all present. Along the headland, 4 Wheatear and a Sparrowhawk seen.  

And finally....not related to Fridays birding.

Spotted Crake Marc Heath

Here's one I couldn't resist, and not a bird to be seen very often let alone achieve an image anything like this one of the Spotted Crake....Cool Marc and much appreciated.

Grayling Martin Jump

And here's another one, this one not just a Grayling, but one with its wings open. Not a butterfly to be found anytime anywhere, and certainly not a butterfly to be found anytime anywhere with its wings open either. An good double here Martin, a treble actually if we count the excellent 'clik the pik' photograph.


Findlay Wilde said...

Some great birds in this blog and Marcs picture is amazing. I haven't been able to get out as much since starting High School, but I hope it all settles down a bit soon. I wasn't made to be inside all the time. From Findlay

Paul Foster said...

Good account of your day Peter.I always look forward to your jollies,it gives a good account of what is actually about on your local patch and in what nos.As ever backed up with some great images from some of your followers.Keep up the good work Peter!!!

Adam said...

cool butterflies

Pete Woodruff said...

Findlay....Thanks for looking in on Birds2blog. 'I wasn't made to be in all the time', a nice quote from you and sounds like me talking Findlay.

Paul....Thanks for your much appreciated comments.

Adam....Thanks for what is obviously your daily visit to Birds2blog.