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

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Game On!

Ian Pinkerton has taken it upon himself to monitor the pontoon on Conder Pool as often, and for as long as possible in a session.

Common Tern Conder Pool 16 May. Ian Pinkerton.

This year the Oystercatchers have beaten the Common Terns to the pontoon which have also decided to utilise it, and to make matters worse, in close proximity to the waders. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out, but take it from me, it could be ugly, fatal even for some. This image shows a CT attacking an Oyk at the beginnings of the outbreak of a tense period for what could well be a total of 10 adult/young birds in a confined space, and not prepared for tolerance.

Many thanks for the updates and images Ian, they are much appreciated, and will be by anyone interested in this years birds and what is about to unfold.


Common Tern & Non Breeders Conder Pool 16 May. Pete Woodruff.

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