BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Short Day, Short List....

....but with a little icing on the cake, and some moderate photographic efforts by yours truly.


Green Sandpiper. Conder Pool. 1 September.

It was good to find 2 Green Sandpiper at Conder Green yesterday, the one in the picture above was on Conder Pool, another was in the creeks. It was also good to count 13 Little Grebe on the pool again, with Tuesday's 3 Shoveler seen again. A single Common Sandpiper and 14 Teal were in the creeks.

On the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock, a juvenile Little Stint was excellent, and another juvenile, this one a Mediterranean Gull, took to flight and went off inland to the south and out of view. Also to note, 2 Greenshank and 2 Snipe.

Cover Crops. Cockersand.

The visit to Cockersand was a trip into the void, a Wheatear was seen on the way to Plover Scar where I saw 12 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin....but the cover crops on Slack Lane are looking good!

Having no plan to do any circuits at Cockersand, I intended to have a second helping of the floods at Crimbles, but the police had different idea's and put paid to that idea with a road block at Cockerham, apparently due to an accident down the A588....I decided to reject the lengthy detour, did a u-turn and headed back to Lancaster.  

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