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

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Back On The Rails!

Black-tailed Godwit. Noushka Dufort @ 1000-Pattes

It was good to see at least 200 Black-tailed Godwit back on the River Lune at Glasson Dock yesterday, too far off to see and check any markings, but plenty of opportunities in the coming months. Also here, 3 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, up to 450 Golden Plover, and 2 Great-crested Grebe which were something of a good count here of this offshore declining species.

Void of a circuit at Conder Green, 2 Ruff, a Greenshank, 4 Snipe, and 5 Little Egret all noted in the creeks Despite a few attempts, today's count didn't get beyond 13 Little Grebe on Conder Pool.

Meadow Pipit. Pete Woodruff.


At Cockersands, a wander from Crook Farm - where c.275 Lapwing and 38 Golden Plover were on the shore - along the headland to the Caravan Park produced a few Skylark in the air with probably many dozens in the stubble fields, 6 Wheatear, two of which were with a single Meadow Pipit on the abbey ruins, with at least 150 Linnet flighty around here and Abbey Farm. 


Turnstone. High Tide Plover Scar 5 August. Pete Woodruff.

Way out on Plover Scar at low tide, from the footpath I picked out 18 Turnstone and 9 Knot, with 7 Eider off here, and around the Cocker channel, c.1,500 Lapwing and 7 Little Egret noted.

To Noushka for the BTG image....Many Thanks.

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