BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pint Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please!

A brief look in on Conder Pool on Monday had the pair of Common Tern on Tern Island with a single Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Swift were loitering overhead. Seven Eider hauled out were the only birds keeping the Lune Estuary alive at Glasson Dock, with 2 House Martin collecting mud below the bowling green. A scour of the hedgerows on and around Jeremy Lane produced nothing save a Buzzard on a stone gate post distant behind Aspley Farm.


Ringed Plover/Dunlin. Cockersand. Pete Woodruff.

At Cockersands, at least 500 waders in a field off Slack Lane comprised of c.65% Ringed Plover together with Dunlin and a single Turnstone. Thirty minutes later up turned Mr Farmer and an accomplice complete with two tractors and machinery to put them to flight, this joined forces with the pair of goons out on Plover Scar at near high tide and not a bird in sight....Good eh!!


Sedge Warbler. Martin Lofgren @ Wild Bird Gallery

Otherwise a bit of a rake around produced my first 2 Sedge Warbler seen together by a reed-lined ditch, 2 Wheatear were by the abbey ruins, 2 White Wagtail were on the headland, and bringing up the rear, a Stoat was on Slack Lane.

Epilogue.

I don't find it easy to make negative comments about birds and my birding and rarely do, but to be honest, I may as well have spent today in the Dalton Arms at Glasson Dock....Pint of lager and a packet of crisps please!

1 comment:

Brian Rafferty said...

Didn't think you were a drinking man Pete !! Things can only get better..You have to have a bad day now and again,it makes the good ones even better !! There does always seem to be someone or something to upset things at critical times.The weather recently has been excellent.I fancy a pint of lager as well,cheers Pete and take care.