BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A Piece Of The Action.

I saw a bit of action yesterday not least because 4 Common Sandpiper were at Conder Green with three on Conder Pool, and one below the old railway bridge. Also on Conder Pool, 2 Wheatear were evidence of a bit of migrant action, the Little Grebe seen again, the lone Black-tailed Godwit, a Goosanderand a Kestrel seen.


Willow Warbler. David Cookson. 

On the circuit, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, and Reed Bunting were all in the same bush.

On the Lune Estuary, c.350 Black-tailed Godwit and a 'few' Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Eider, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, and a Little Egret. Over the canal basin at least 6 Swallow were my first this year. On Jeremy Lane, 7 Wheatear were more evidence of migrant action, and the Moss Lane Kestrel seen again opposite Gardners Farm.



At Cockersands, I counted 75 Mute Swan with no Whooper Swans seen today, the Black Swan has apparently moved on to Aldcliffe Marsh. In Abbey Farm fields c.120 Golden Plover, with c.20 Linnet over and a lone Swallow at Bank Houses.


Wheatear. David Cookson. 

At Bank End, a Wheatear on the marsh, with the lone Whooper Swan still on Cockerham Marsh, and 2 Little Egret. At least 700 Pink-footed Geese were also in flight over the marsh.

Thanks to DC Images for the excellent 'clik the pik' photographs, the Wheatear being my favourite....piks with a difference....luv'em.

1 comment:

Martin Jump said...

Things are finally on the move Pete,hope to see you in Bowland very soon.