BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Bus That Never Came....

....I waited for ages then two came at once. 


Spotted Redshank Arkive 

Yesterday I finally found the Spotted Redshank at Conder Green, actually there was two, a juvenile was downstream from the railway bridge, and an adult in the creeks....well worth the wait. Also in the creeks 3 Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and Snipe. On Conder Pool, 5 Little Grebe, the resident drake Wigeon, Swallows feeding with some scooping up water, and a single House Martin. A Robin in song, and a Wren were by the viewing platform.

The Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock had little to inspire, but up to 180 Golden Plover, c.25 Wigeon, and 18 Little Egret noted. On Jeremy Lane, 12 Goldfinch, a Peacock and a 'few' Small Tortoiseshell


Wheatear. Ana Minguez @ Naturanafotos

At Cockersands, 3 Wheatear, 10 Tree Sparrow, 9 Greenfinch, and 2 Meadow Pipit. I counted 12 Small Tortoiseshell in view on thistles in Bank Houses horse paddock. 

In the fourteen hours I had the pager switched on, I think the RBA service said it all in relation to reports for yesterday from the entire County of Lancashire, when the total number of messages amounted to just three for the whole day, this equated to the paucity of my bird sightings on the same day. 

Thanks to Roger Tidman and Ana Minguez for the images.

4 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Lean times eh Pete!
One persons famine is anothers feast LoL

Pete Woodruff said...

Nothing new, that's the problem Warren.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, and the images, thanks Pete.

Pete Woodruff said...

Thank you too. Keep on keeping on Bob.

My Kind Regards.