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

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Dull, Grey, And Nowt About.

Whooper Swans. Bank End March 16.

Well not quite that bad yesterday, but it certainly was dull and grey by mid-afternoon and as far away as ever from spring. But I can't really be saying 'nowt about' as today the 'Cockersands Swans' had congregated in the field by Bank End Farm with the exception of a few still distant birds, and I was at last able to get a better figure to put to them and came up with 350 Whooper Swan, with the Black Swan still in tow.

Whooper Swans. Bank End March 16.

Whilst looking through the herd of swans I came across a solitary Fieldfare below the trees in the background. The other decent count in the area was of the 1,500 Golden Plover still in fields here, 3 Stock Dove accompanied them. 

Other notes made at Cockersands, 28 Black-tailed Godwit were with Curlews again in a field. Small birds were, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 2 Greenfinch, and 2 Reed Bunting, 33 Eider were off Plover Scar.

The Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock was void of any notable waders with just 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit to note, just 3 Goldeneye seen, a drake Goosander, and 2 Little Egret

At Conder Green, I found the Common Sandpiper first time since 3 March, the Spotted Redshank seen, with a Grey Wagtail by the road bridge. On Conder Pool, one Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, a pair of Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye, and 5 Long-tailed Tit worked their way through the trees. The L.B.B.Gull pair squat comfortably on the island were seen off by 2 Mute Swan which decided to haul out on to the gulls territory.

Attempts at photography are courtesy of yours truly, you get a better picture of the herd of swans if you 'clik the pik'....good eh!!

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

It's sooooooooo slooooow.......c'mon spring!!!