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

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Buzzin' In 2013.

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

January.

9. 8 Waxwing Conder Green.
15. Snow Bunting Cockersands 
16. c. 20 Siskin Bailrigg.
18. 2 Stonechat Freemans Pools perimeter fence. (An excellent winter record).
29.14 Bewick's Swan Jeremy Lane.



February.

6. c.700 Bar-tailed Godwit Lune Estuary Glasson Dock (LEGD).
6. Smew 'redhead' Freemans Pools *
7. Chiffchaff Fluke Hall.
13. Spoonbill LEGD * 
13. c.600 Black-tailed Godwit LEGD.
17. 2 Stonechat Rossall Point.
18. c.80 Goldeneye LEGD (Peak Count).
19. c.290 Whooper Swan Moss Lane Cockersands (an excellent count).


Chiffchaff Antonio Puigg

March.

8. 3 Lesser Redpoll Stodday.
19. c.850 Black-tailed Godwit LEGD (unprecedented count here).
19. Avocet Cocker Channel.
26. 2 Pintail LEGD (rare here).
26. Stonechat (female) Cockersands.
28. Stonechat (male) Cockersands.
28. 2 Wheatear Cockersands (my first of the year). 


April.

2. 2 Little Ringed Plover Conder Pool.
3. Jack Snipe Conder Pool *
8. 6 Siskin (our garden).
12. Water Pipit Conder Green *
16. Dotterel Cockersands.



Dotterel David Cookson

May.

29. Scaup Conder Pool.

June.

5. 2 - possibly 3 - Cuckoo Tower Lodge area.
7. 2 Cuckoo Cross of Greet.
7. 4 Whinchat Bloe Greet.
17. 5 Little Ringed Plover River Lune Bull Beck.
19. Osprey Public Hide Leighton Moss (almost certainly a Foulshaw Moss breeder).

3 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Hang on in there Pete :-) Looks like some slightly less stormier weather on the way.

Be able to get out for some proper birding :-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete.. How are you!!!.. Beautiful election.. Congrats...

Adam said...

cute birds