BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Another Sunday, Another Twitch.

Following on from the Wryneck twitch at Lytham St Annes on Sunday 13 September, KT and I decided on another twitch and paid a visit to Heysham where we had excellent views of the moulting adult White-winged Black Tern. The bird was watched patrolling the Stage 2 outfall with other gulls where it used endless amounts of energy for in excess of 45 minutes on the lookout and constant dipping for food.....The bird is still at Heysham again today.


Adult Little Gull. Martin Lofgren @ Wild Bird Gallery  

Walking along the seawall, the staying adult Little Gull gave us a flyby towards Red Nab where it went down to join 9 Mediterranean Gull, seen as five adult, and four 2nd winter birds. Out into the bay, a small skein of 35 Pink-footed Geese flew west and low over the sea.

A most enjoyable and rewarding couple of hours birding on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, with thanks to Martin for the winter adult Little Gull image.

With luck I may be able to do some birding again tomorrow.

1 comment:

Marc Heath said...

A quality session Pete, some goodies seen well and like the header photo very much, lovely portrait.