Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Conder Pool's Got Talent.

Difficult to pick a winner yesterday on Britain's Conder Pool's Got Talent, it was a four way split, so I'll put it to the public vote.

The Avocet pair were on guard duties in charge of three young, the bad news being one chick lost already having started off as four. The Common Tern had two young out of the nest and being fed decent sized fish. Next on the scene was the first returning Common Sandpiper, soon followed by the surprise of the day, an adult Little Ringed Plover....Next please!

Also noted on Conder Pool, c.80 Lapwing and 65 Redshank, 3 Wigeon, being two nice drake and a female, a Great-crested Grebe, and a Swift over.  

At high tide Cockersands, on Plover Scar, up to 110 Knot including two 'reddish' birds, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, and two people who took an instant dislike to me - oh dear - when I asked them, if they intended to go out on to the scar again in the coming few weeks, to please be aware of a breeding bird on a nest with four eggs in it, the breeding bird being a Ringed Plover.....The 'please' appeared to fall on stoney ground. 

At Bank End to note, c.1,500 Oystercatcher, 8 Eider, small number of Sand Martin and House Martin around, with a Swift over. 

Butterflies seen between Cockersands and Bank End, at least 55 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady, and a 'blue' which escaped ID, and at Conder Green, Large Skipper and a Speckled Wood. 

The Picture Gallery.  

Adult Common Tern with chick. Conder Pool 21 June. Pete Woodruff. 

Avocet chicks. Conder Pool 21 June. Pete Woodruff. 

Common Sandpiper. Conder Pool 21 June. Pete Woodruff. 


Bob Bushell said...

Hard to get the winner, so many to choose from. I would say all were the winners.

Martin Jump said...

Conder Pool is the place to be at the moment for the star birds of the Lancaster recording area Pete.Just OOA for you pr of Stonechat feeding young and female sat on 5 eggs on Longridge Fell.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete!!! Avocet chicks are so lovable.. Love it.. Have a great week

Brian Rafferty said...

Conder Pool is certainly starring at the moment.Young terns and avocets however are very vulnerable to predation.Let's hope those remaining make it safely.Your camera has been working well capturing the new additions at Conder Pool.

Pete Woodruff said...

Bob....Thanks, all winners as you say, brilliant records Bob.

Martin....Many thanks for the Longridge Stonechat records, you know I appreciate this. Had a decent afternoon on Birk Bank the blog Martin.

Ana....Good to hear from you, hope you have a great week too.

Brian....Yes, they'll need some luck until towards the end of July when they fledge. Not sure about the camera 'working well' but thanks anyway Brian.