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, 16 January 2014

Tuesdays Birds.

Blackbird. Pete Woodruff.

Good numbers of Blackbird around, with 15 seen together at Cockersands last Saturday, and 7 together in our small garden the following day. 

Whooper Swan Astland Photography 


In an inaccessible and distant inland field on Tuesday as seen from Cockersands Abbey, at least 100 Whooper Swan, with 4 Little Egret together in another field. Also at Cockersands, c.250 Redshank off Crook Farm, 55 Turnstone and c.400 Oystercatcher on Plover Scar, with 6 Eider off here, also on a calm sea between the lighthouse and the Cocker Estuary, up to 8,000 Wigeon seen again in four rafts. In Bank Houses horse paddock, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Blackbird, 12 Meadow Pipit, and 15 Greenfinch.


Bar-tailed Godwit Phillip Tomkinson

At Glasson Dock on the Lune Estuary, another good count in excess of 1,000 Bar-tailed Godwit, with 2,000 Golden Plover, 320 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, and a Little Grebe. On the canal basin 22 Goldeneye and a female Pochard of note.

At Conder Green where I had just a few minutes spare, Conder Pool notables were, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, and a Little Egret.


Glossy Ibis Martin Lofgren

Today in a flooded field by Thurnham Hall mid-afternoon, a Glossy Ibis seen in company with 10 Little Egret, with thanks to the birder who phoned in this sighting, and to RBA for putting the news out.

Did you 'clik the pik'....well worth it!

1 comment:

Adam said...

I really like the Ibis