BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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ALDCLIFFE MARSH HIGH TIDE. PETE WOODRUFF.

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Squeeze....Short And Sweet.

Common Tern Attack Martin Jump  

After a busy morning last Friday, I managed to squeeze in little more than an hour at Conder Green to find the Common Terns attacking all and sundry that came within a few metres of the nest, which - if the terns are on course with their breeding - will by now have young, though when we're likely to see them through the vegetation is anyone's guess, but Common Tern young swim at an early age so maybe not long to wait.

Numbers have now started to build up, with 6 Common Sandpiper seen in the creeks with a double figure likely here anytime soon, also a Spotted Redshank any day now. Up to 200 Redshank were between the creeks and Conder Pool where I noted the drake Wigeon. I also finally caught up with a Lesser Whitethroat on the coastal path singing in the rain....

The squeeze was over and the rain had won again.

Is it a bird!



No, its Wallace and Gromit at the Morecambe Kite Festival....Brilliant stuff.

2 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Love the wallace and gromit, too much.

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks Bob....Good init!