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

Thursday, 4 December 2014

What A Difference!

Monday....an excellent five hours with good rewards. 

Wednesday....Empty spaces for five hours and lots of the birds I saw Monday nowhere in sight....What a difference a day - or two - makes.

So no 'Gold Awards' to hand out yesterday and my best count was of 14 Little Grebe on Conder Pool, with a Spotted Redshank in the creeks again. On the circuit, a Song Thrush never fails to please me, a Grey Wagtail was also nice, and the local female Kestrel was hunting the marsh.

On the Lune Estuary as viewed from the bowling green, an adult Mediterranean Gull again, 5 Little Grebe on the estuary is a clear indication of movement away from Conder Pool and the creeks, interesting that they appear to do this annually. Wader numbers were moderate to say the least, with 65 Golden Plover, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, and 16 Bar-tailed Godwit to note. Also 30 Goldeneye, and a female Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Wren were noted behind the Victoria Hotel.


Fieldfare Bob Bushell  

A 'small flock' of Fieldfare were seen from a moving car on Moss Lane but unable to check/count them with a vehicle tailgating on this narrow lane. A single adult Whooper Swan was with Mute Swans on Jeremy Lane.

At Cockersands, although c.350 Golden Plover with Lapwing at Abbey Farm was good, it doesn't come much more desperate than otherwise seeing 4 Greenfinch at Bank Houses, and a Brown Hare on my way back to the motor.

And finally, ending with a smile....


Heads Or Tails Richard Pegler  


Thanks Richard....Hope you don't mind the title for your excellent and humorous photograph of the Jackdaw and the sheepThanks for the Fieldfare Bob....Excellent.

4 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Stunning amount of birds, and thanks for putting my Fieldfare.

Pete Woodruff said...

You are most welcome to have your excellent Fieldfare image featured on Birds2blog. I appreciate your looking in Bob.

Warren Baker said...

I have tried to get shots of the Magpie on the sheep here Pete, but I cant get close enough!

A very upsetting patch walk for me today, see my blog :-(

Pete Woodruff said...

Hope the Mute Swan rescue ends in the positive and well done you Warren.