BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

This Is Not Portland Bill....

....but it was good to see up to 70 Black-tailed Godwit back on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock yesterday, other early winter arrivals here were 14 Wigeon, with 4 Shoveler presumably the recent Conder Pool birds, seen as unusual on the estuary as they were at Conder Green.

A look in at Cockersand was the road to nowhere, with c.350 Curlew on Cockerham Sands, and a Wheatear on the headland the only notes I made here. 

Just two attempts at counting came up with 13 Little Grebe on Conder Pool yesterday, also noted were 4 Wigeon and 2 Little Egret. Another 'good to see returned' was a Spotted Redshank in the creeks, also a Common SandpiperGreenshank, 3 Snipe, 4 Goosanderwith 5 Greylag and 4 Canada Geese a little less expected.

Not a question of 'where are all the migrants' more like 'where are all the birds'....Should have gone to Specsavers Portland Bill though even there it was disappointing yesterday 12 September.

The Spider, The Lighthouse, and The Roadworks.



This appropriately named Garden Spider Araneus diadematus was in our garden yesterday morning in the centre of it's large dew covered web.

The Lighthouse.   



The lighthouse at Cockersand as it stands yesterday - does'nt look well after the collision does it - with little having been done to it's repair since the arrival on site of the crew last week, although on close inspection it does appear to have been fitted with some ironwork at the base.

And The Roadworks.



If by chance like me you've been driving along this half mile section of the B5290 at Conder Green - as the worst bit of highway in the north of England for the past twelve months - whilst wrecking your suspension and wheel alignment in the process, you'll be pleased to hear they are about to relay it later this month. 

Pictures by your's truly. 

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

The light house and the road just about sum up the state of our country Pete - a bloody shambles!

Hope some migrants visit you soon mate!