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

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Another Trip Down The A588....

....and beyond to achieve a short list.

Black-tailed Godwit. Howard Stockdale.

According to Böðvar....on Monday only seven BTG had arrived in his area in NW Iceland, and on Tuesday there was still c.150 Black-tailed Godwit on Conder Pool including another ringed bird, but unfortunately they flew off before I could get to read it, they appear to be favouring a field on the far side of the canal. 

Also of note, 2 Spotted Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, and 2 Wigeon looking set to stay the summer here again. A Willow Warbler was in song from the coastal path. On the Lune Estuary, another c.250 Black-tailed Godwit, and c.90 Bar-tailed Godwit. From Bodie Hill I saw 5 Eider.

Linnet Warren Baker

Noted at Cockersands, the 14 April c.120 Linnet still in the Abbey Farm stubble, 6 Wheateara Stock Dove, and 2 Little Egret in the Cocker channel.

                          
Swallow Astland Photography 


In all the areas I visited on Tuesday a trickle of Swallow went through, but probably didn't go beyond a total of fifty individuals.

Thanks to Howard for the BTG's, Warren for the Linnet, and Peter and Susan for the Swallow....All round excellent photography.

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