Thursday, 4 September 2014

....finishing with a raptor.

Rather than walk from Cockersands on Tuesday I decided to drive - and be guilty of polluting the atmosphere even more - to Cockerham Marsh where a good wander along the marsh edge resulted in finding 3 Yellow Wagtail, seen as two brilliant adult and a juvenile. A further wander past Bank End Farm to view the Cocker channel produced a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull and 5 Little Egret

The Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock held nothing of any major significance, though at least 2,000 Lapwing sounds like something of a contradiction of 'nothing'. Also noted in view from the bowling green, c.90 Golden Plover, 120 Curlew, 80 Redshank, 2 Goosander, and 2 Little Egret.

On Conder Pool, 10 Little Grebe and the Great-crested Grebe seen again. In the creeks, 3 Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank and Common Sandpiper, the single lingering Black-tailed Godwit, and 2 Grey Wagtail.

For a bigger commotion 'clik the pik'.

As I was about to leave, a commotion and a large number of gulls in the air above Conder Green, plus a call from a hawk-eyed birder looking up....

Osprey Warren Baker  

....had an Osprey circling and gaining height all the time before drifting off south....Wonderful stuff.

Red Admiral Marc Heath 

Red Admiral in the Bank End area was the only butterfly I noted on the day.

Thanks to Warren and Marc for the posts excellent images.


Warren Baker said...

Hi Pete,
I think I was more excited about the Osprey here than the gulls were at your sighting :-)

Noushka said...

Hello Pete,
The Osprey is such a great sight!
I haven't seen many in France...
Keep well, enjoy your sunday :)