BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Deja Vu.

As on Monday, the last birds of the day for me on Friday came via yet another text from 'THE RAC' - The Reliable AC - to alert me to his claim of at least 5 Yellow Wagtail at Braides and probably more in poor light looking into the sun and long grass, of which I found three. Also here,  5 White Wagtail seen in a quick scan before I had to scoot off back to Lancaster.


Black-tailed Godwit Lune Estuary. Pete Woodruff.

On the Lune Estuary at Glasson, 26 Black-tailed Godwit and 14 Eider noted, and at Christ Church, a singing male Blackcap gave excellent views. Along the canal tow path to Conder Green, a Sedge Warbler, a Buzzard was over fields behind Aspley Farm, and a Cormorant fishing the canal. Three Wheatear were at the water treatment plant at the entrance to The Mill at Conder Green, and a Common Sandpiper was at Conder Green 


Dunlin Plover Scar. Pete Woodruff.

At Cockersand, at least 900 Dunlin were on Plover Scar, with a few Ringed Plover and a Wheatear. Seen in four seperate flocks, the total was probably equal to Monday's 140 Linnet, a Willow Warbler was appropriately singing in the willows on Slack Lane, the Shoveler pair were on the flood with a Little EgretI saw just 6 Swallow in six hours today, with 3 Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell seen.

My first single House Martin was high over our house yesterday....But were are all the Swallows?

Thanks to Noushka for the header image.

3 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Some nice birds seen there Pete but I am worried of the lack of hirundines there are. Barely seen any. First Hairy Dragonfly emerged the other day. Photos of the emergence on my blog.

Richard Pegler said...

Those Hirundines will be with you soon, Pete. On Tuesday we had plenty of Barn Swallows, good numbers of Sand Martin, and a few House Martin. Not seen a Swift yet, however.

Best wishes - - - Richard

Pete Woodruff said...

Marc....Thanks for your contribution, I will be taking a look at your Hairy Dragonfly emergence with interest.

Richard....Thanks for you contribution too, I'll be looking to the skies.