Little Egret. Hala Carr. Pete Woodruff.
Cloudy and windy, not a choice day for the walk from Bowerham to Lancaster University via a mainly scenic route, it produced the surprise of a Little Egret looking set to become a garden bird candidate when this individual was on the green by Abbeystead Drive at Hala Carr yesterday afternoon.
Mistle Thrush/Blackbird. Pete Woodruff.
It was no small surprise to also find 2 Redwing in the area, late birds not having yet returned to their north European breeding grounds in mid-April, they were on a football pitch sized green space behind Moorside School. In the surrounding trees, a Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, a Mistle Thrush, Jay, and 2 Nuthatch, with Greenfinch heard.
At least 20 Blackbird seen on route to Lancaster University, with Rook seen and up to 30 nests in the rookery there.