BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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ALDCLIFFE MARSH HIGH TIDE. PETE WOODRUFF.

Friday, 11 November 2016

A Mooch Through The Park.

Autumn Leaves. Pete Woodruff.

A carpet of fallen autumn leaves make a colourful array in Williamson's Park where I went yesterday to see what birdlife I could find. A couple of hours mooch in the park, and an hour in Lancaster Cemetery produced 12 species, the two best counts being 24 Blackbird and 13 Magpie.

Williamson's Park. 

During the visit a few small birds rocketed into the trees to be lost forever, but I saw at least 16 Blackbird6 Magpie6 Robin, 3 Coal Tit, a Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, and Goldcrest.

Lancaster Cemetery.

A Kestrel in flight with prey in it's talons, 11 Long-tailed Tit flew in procession across the gap between trees, 8 Blackbird, 7 Magpie, 2 Jay and 2 Blue Tit

6 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

The colours in those leaves are just fantastic.

Pete Woodruff said...

Findlay good to hear from you. I lost touch with you but will get up to date soon.

Kind Regards.

Noushka said...

The blue leaves are quite incredible in this beautiful photo!!
The bad weather keeps from outings unfortunately and observations around where I live are nil.
Enjoy your weekend Pete :)

Pete Woodruff said...

Think there's a little photographic deceit in the 'blue' leaves Noushka, not of my doing, but not quite as blue as they appear in the picture. Our weather is best described as changeable at the moment, with periods of rain and brighter spells.

My Kind Regards.

Brian Rafferty said...

Pete. An enjoyable mooch in the park for you.Those autumn leaves are fantastic!! One to frame and hang on the wall,very arty.

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks Brian.

I'm dealing with the Annual Report for you, will be in touch.