BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Buzzin' In 2013 Part 2.

More selected sightings which kept me buzzing - and my passion growing - during the second half of 2013 from July onwards....most found/my own records but (*) I went to see.

July.

5. 4 Stonechat White Greet.
12. Common Sandpiper Blea Tarn Reservoir.
17. Bonaparte's Gull Heysham Harbour *
22.17 Common Sandpiper (peak count).
22. Painted Lady Cockersands.
24. Curlew Sandpiper Conder Green (scarce adult summer plumage). 
31. 3 Little Ringed Plover Conder Pool (juveniles).

August.

7. Painted Lady Clougha (my second of only two sightings this year).
8. 19 Whimbrel Cockersands.


Whimbrel Martin Lofgren

September.

9. 20 Wheatear Cockersands.
10. 5 Curlew Sandpiper Cockersands.

October.

29. Firecrest Heysham Harbour * 

November.

13. 3 Curlew Sandpiper Fluke Hall Lane (late record in stubble field).
13. c.95 Twite Cockers Dyke area.
19. 15 Bewick's Swan LEGD.
22. 3 Brambling Plantation Lane Abbeystead (scarce this winter).
25. 16 Bewick's Swan Cockersands.


Marc Heath Wildlife Photography: Wildfowl &emdash; Bewick's Swan - Reculver
Bewick's Swan Marc Heath 
December.

3. 75 Goldeneye LEGD (peak count this winter).
17. c.450 Black-tailed Godwit LEGD (a good count but only half the number counted on 19 March).


I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE TWO WIDGETS BELOW HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY ON TO THIS POST, THEY DON'T APPEAR IN THE DRAFT AND SO I'M UNABLE TO DELETE THEM.