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.

Friday, 24 January 2014

T For Two!

I managed two hours on Wednesday to check out the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock. A not particularly pleasant experience due to the persistent cold, showers, and poor light at times, but....


Goldeneye Arkive

On my way to Glasson Dock on Conder Pool, nothing new and void of counting, Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Wigeon, and 16 roosting Redshank were all present and noted. The creeks as viewed from the platform were void of birds, and with no time for a circuit, off I went to Glasson Dock where I found 18 Goldeneye on the canal basin.


Ruff David Cookson 

On the Lune Estuary I set myself the challenge to find Mondays 3 Ruff still amongst the c.350 Redshank roosting and packed like sardines ever shifting on the incoming tide, also camouflaged within this group was a Spotted Redshank which could have been easily overlooked. I also found another 35 Goldeneye bringing the total in the area to at least 60 still around. Also of note today, up to 3,000 Golden Plover, 550 Dunlin, and the uncounted but permanent vast number on the estuary of winter Lapwing. On the southern end of Colloway Marsh, c.350 Pink-footed Geese. Thanks for the Ruff David....Excellent.

Come in No 4 your time is up!!

2 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Could do with some harsher, colder weather up there for you Pete, maybe some of those ducks will come down here then! :-)

Adam said...

great duck