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

Friday, 26 September 2014

In The Pink....

....and one or two other coloured birds, a butterfly, and a free ad for a magazine.


Pink-footed Geese Brian Rafferty

In a conversation with Gordon - a friendly birder from Heywood, Greater Manchester - we agreed that in 20 skeins a minimum of 3,000 Pink-footed Geese had been seen flying south over Cockersands in the course of Wednesday afternoon. Good to see you again Gordon, next time we meet I'll remember your name....promise.

On the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock, an adult and 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, the latter bearing an unreadable green ring on it's left leg....I hate unreadable rings on birds, they frustrate the hell out of me.

At Conder Green, one or two of the regulars/lingerers were on show, a Ruff, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 14 Snipe, and a Little Egret. On Conder Pool 12 Little Grebe counted and a hovering Kestrel. Upstream of the A588 road bridge, the Kingfisher on one of its regular perches where I've seen it on three recent visits here.


Goldcrest. Copy Permitted.

On Sunday, 3 Goldcrest were seen together in the grounds of Nazareth House in Lancaster....



....and a Comma butterfly paid us a visit in the garden.



Must say I like the cover of the October Issue of Birdwatch....best get myself a copy!  

1 comment:

Brian Rafferty said...

Hi Pete. Certainly plenty of pinks about now.Over 20,000 at Martin Mere. I must have a look for that kingfisher when I am next at Conder Green.Take care and enjoy the weekend.