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

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The Squeeze.

I managed to squeeze in couple of hours birding yesterday before undertaking the return trip back to Lancaster from the airport in the afternoon. 

Avocet David Cookson

I collected three excellent records at Conder Green, the first was on Conder Pool which was hosting a first record of 2 Avocet, but they soon decided to depart and flew off towards Glasson Dock and the Lune Estuary, but I couldn't find them when I visited there around a half hour later where I noted just 12 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Little Egret.

Dunnock Bob Bushell  

The second good sighting was of a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, and a Dunnock, all singing in the same bush within a few metres of each other.    

Redshank Martin Jump 

But by far the best and most interesting of the three sightings was that of a pair of Redshank seen shepherding four young across a section of the Conder creeks only to be turned back by two aggressive Oystercatchers with loud vocals from all four adult birds. But a pleasing sight to see the success so far of breeding Redshank at Conder Green, I'm hoping they can reach to fledging.

With just an hour to spare I checked out Plover Scar at Cockersands up to high tide, but found no more than c.100 waders, being 60 Dunlin and 40 Ringed Plover. A Whitethroat was in song around Lighthouse Cottage.

Thanks to DC for the Avocet image with a difference, to BB for the excellent Dunnock, and to MJ for the brilliant young Redshank.

1 comment:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete.. I love the avocet image. So beautiful.. Regards..