BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Autumn. Pete Woodruff.

With some stunning autumn colours to be seen from the coastal path yesterday, I set off to leg it from Conder Green to Glasson Dock, and though it was just the one bird, it was my first winter thrush of 2015 which I found as I was watching 5 Long-tailed Tit in a Sycamore, there was this lone Redwing atop of this tall tree before promptly flying off over the marsh.

On the Lune Estuary, up to 350 Common Gull were of note, c.500 Golden Plover were the odd ones out of an otherwise poor show of waders here today, save notably a Greenshank and 3 Snipe, also 4 Goosander, with 2 Great-crested Grebe something of a peak count of this declining offshore species.

Two of the Conder residents were on show, the Spotted Redshank and Common Sandpiper, with 23 Black-tailed Godwit, a Ruff and a Snipe in the creeks where 6 Linnet came down to drink briefly. On Conder Pool, the best of a few attempts to count was 14 Little Grebe, with 4 Wigeon drakes noted. 

Two Wheatear appear to refuse to leave Cockersands where 205 Turnstone on Plover Scar at high tide was an even healthier count than last Fridays 150, with 62 Oystercatcher, 17 Redshank, and 15 Curlew, 26 Shelduck were my only notes offshore.

Autumn. Pete Woodruff. 

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