BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

I'nt Birdin Grate!

It was a decent day yesterday, some welcome sun and mild. It was no matter that Pilling Lane Ends produced nothing species or numbers out of the ordinary on a high tide of 10.39m at 11.18am.


Pintail. Martin Lofgren @ Wild Bird Gallery

None of the wildfowl numbers were particularly high, but it was good to see a number of Pintail with the Wigeon and Teal, 4 Great-crested Grebe and a drake Red-breasted Merganser were noted. At least 4 Rock Pipit were from a few sightings over an hour, Skylark seen, and several Snipe coming up off of the marsh as the tide raced in. A Merlin made a spectacle as it rocketed through, and a Peregrine Falcon was on a distant post. 


Twite. Pete Woodruff.

At Fluke Hall, 14 Twite with Tree Sparrow, with Skylark and Meadow Pipit seen, and a single GreenfinchOn the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock, c.250 Golden Plover, c.200 Wigeon continue to be in low numbers on this section of the estuary so far this early winter, and 2 Great-crested Grebe noted again.

1 comment:

Noushka said...

5 juvenile twites in one pic, congratulation!!!