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.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Mediterranean Gulls etc....


....and another prediction result.


Mediterranean Gull Simon Hawtin   

Another compromise yesterday when KT suggested we took a trip to Morecambe. I suggested - well insisted really - we first took a trip to Heysham to watch the tide push the birds ever nearer on Red Nab. The result being 7 Mediterranean Gull seen including one marked 2P96. This is a Heysham ringed bird following its release from being tangled in fishing line on the north harbour wall at Heysham Harbour.

Emperor Dragonfly. Stephen Burch.

A look in at the small pool we passed on our way to Red Nab was rewarded by excellent views of a male Emperor Dragonfly patrolling the pool, whilst we also had excellent views of two female Emperors ovipositing, the only Anax to do so without the male. Also on the pool, a female Broad-bodied Chaser, and a good number of Common Blue Damselflies.

Common Sandpipers at Conder Green.


Common Sandpiper Simon Hawtin

To follow the Spotted Redshank, another Conder Green prediction came to fruition when 15 Common Sandpiper were there yesterday, following comments in my Sunday post that....'The Common Sandpiper at Conder Green will also build to a double figure count over the coming weeks'....obviously should have read 'over the coming days'.

Thanks to Stephen and Simon for the images, always much appreciated.

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