Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Game On!

 Stonechat Marc Heath

Stonechats on the move big-time today, and short of my brushing up on past records of 'The Birds of the LDBWS' I'd suggest we are seeing an all time best for movement of this species through our recording area in the past three days with at least 30 Stonechats seen on passage to date with more to come.

Andrew Cornall who I met, saw 13 Stonechats today, eight of which I saw for myself. Andrew had two at Fluke Hall, five on Jeremy Lane, and six on roadside fence posts opposite Abbey Farm at Cockersands. 

Stonechat/Robin. Cockersands. Pete Woodruff.

I found three more Stonechats - 30 minutes after Andrew and I parted company - opposite the entrance to the Caravan Park at Cockersands, bringing my total for the day to eleven birds....Excellent stuff.

Make my day! 


Brian Rafferty said...

Excellent indeed !!! You enjoyed a fabulous day Pete with eleven stonechats for your delight.Hopefully more to come.Take care.

Martin Jump said...

Brilliant news Pete,lets hope a few stay in the Bowland area.

Warren Baker said...

Thats fantastic news Pete, hopefully one or two will grace my patch this year!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete!!! Excellent series of images as usual .. Great

Gary Jones said...

Stonechats on our target list tomorrow, off to Anglesey, along with the first Wheatears of the year!

Pete Woodruff said...

Yes, excellent Stonechat records, and hopefully some on Clougha this year, and on your patch too Warren.

Ana....Thanks for comments on the photography.

Gary....Look forward to your reports of any Stonechat you see on Anglesey.

Thanks for looking in everyone.

Sharon Whitley said...

We saw 2 stonechats almost immediately on arriving at South Stack on Anglesey, a male and female and then another two further on - also saw a couple up Moel Famau on Sunday and have heard of 6 or 7 at Bettisfield on the North Wales coast although when I went there for a walk with Holly I didn't see any

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks for the Stonechat records Sharon - and for looking in - I appreciate this.