BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Same Again Please.

'Birding....an essential ingredient for inner satisfaction and well-being'....Pete Woodruff Thursday 12 September 2013.  



I was back at Conder Green on Tuesday morning for the same again, raring to go and see if there was anything new around. It was actually pretty quiet, though Conder Pool saw some activity due mainly to 2 Raven juvenile accompanied by c.50 Jackdaw which for some reason were chasing a Black-headed Gull around for several minutes and in the process upsetting a good number of Lapwing, a few Redshank, and everything else on the pool. All of a sudden it all calmed down and they were gone....Excellent Raven Martin, Many Thanks.


Little Grebe Richard Pegler  

Five Little Grebe were on the pool, the sixth bird which joined them on 4 and 5 September seems to have disappeared. I've closely watched these grebes which seem to have an excellent food supply in the pool, they appear to easily catch and feed on lots of small fry. Also noted 5 Snipe, 2 Wigeon, and 8 Teal, a Greenshank and Little Egret were all that could be seen in the creeks with much fresh water still flooding down the Conder....Lovely image of the Little Grebe Richard, Many Thanks.

An increase in number on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock with c.650 Golden Plover, also to note, an adult Mediterranean Gull, estimates of 5,000 Lapwing and 400 Redshank, 4 Wigeon, 2 Goosander, and a Little Egret.

At Cockersands high tide, Plover Scar held a possibly slightly higher number of Dunlin and Ringed Plover than of my last three visits, with 5 Curlew Sandpiper present here today and 4 Turnstone. Two Little Egret flew by me off the headland, 4 Wheatear and c.25 Linnet were noted. An adult Mediterranean Gull was in a freshly slurried field with up to 400 Black-headed Gull and several Common Gull.    

1 comment:

Adam said...

cute baby grebe