Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Turned Out Nice Again!

It actually made a decent afternoon yesterday after a murky drizzle start, but it needed a bit of work to get a hold of a few birds of note....With more quality photography by your's truly!!

Green Sandpiper. Conder Pool 5 September. 

After a bit of digging out, I found a Green Sandpiper on Conder Pool again which eventually came out of hiding and gave me the chance to get a slightly better result from my photographic efforts than last Thursday's attempt. Also on the pool, after the customary multi counts I arrived at 15 Little Grebe here again, with 4 Wigeon, 4 Snipe, and up to 50 Goldfinch in the area, but the Common Sandpiper was notably missing in my book. 

On the Lune Estuary from the bowling green at Glasson Dock, a juvenile Little Stint was as distant as it/one had been last Thursday, as was a Greenshank, and 38 Black-tailed Godwit, with at least 20 Snipe scattered here and there.

Turnstone. Plover Scar 5 September.

At Cockersands, on Plover Scar up to high tide, similar estimates of 95 Turnstone and Dunlin, with 42 Ringed Plover present. On a circuit, pretty hard going with just 30 Linnet and 15 Goldfinch of note, c.200 Golden Plover were in an Abbey Farm field with 2 Brown Hare seen, one notably paler than the other. Good numbers of Swallow moving through in the three hours spent here, with a few Meadow Pipit also obviously on the move. 

Wheatear. Cockersand 5 September.

Four of the 6 Wheatear seen today were on Plover Scar. 

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