Sunday, 20 September 2015

Green's At Conder Green....

....and other colours around the Lune Estuary.

The first two birds I saw at Conder Green on Friday were a Green Sandpiper - which was still there Saturday - and a Greenshank both in the creeks. Another decent record was of 9 Little Grebe on Conder Pool, on the increase and just short of the magic ten, a Reed Buntingc.25 Goldfinch, and House Martins still around the Cafe d' Lune were my notes for the circuit.

Ruff With Redshank. Conder Green. Pete Woodruff.

I made a return visit to Conder Green on my way back to Lancaster to find a Ruff and an adult Spotted Redshank both in the creeks and another return visit paid off.

Waders estimated and to note on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock, at least 2,000 Lapwing, 350 Redshank, 150 Golden Plover, with 5 Ringed Plover being the most notable, also 12 Little Egret

Wheatear. Ana Minguez @ NATURANAFOTOS

Plover Scar produced just 17 waders at high tide, 12 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, and a solitary Knot. Along the headland 7 Wheatear, four of which were around the abbey ruins, 12 Greenfinch were around Slack Lane, and the Kestrel again, a Painted Lady seen just as I was about to leave.

The Victoria Inn. 

The Victoria Inn. Glasson Dock. Pete Woodruff.

I was quite shocked to hear The Victoria Inn at Glasson Dock is to close it's doors for good this weekend according to a man on the front line who I spoke to who knows about these things. A nice place for a drink and a good meal, but obviously not enough customers. This follows on from the closing of the The Caribou - which is on the far left of this photograph - a few years ago....All very sad I reckon. 

Thanks to Dan Haywood for the header image of the Whinchat he found recently, and to Ana for the Wheatear....Excellent and much appreciated. 

1 comment:

Noushka said...

I envy you Pete to live close to the sea side!
Observing all those shore birds so often is a dream of mine!
Lovely choice of pictures!
Enjoy your day and many thanks for your kind comments on my posts :)