Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Wait For It!

On my second visit this month, the Lune Estuary has yet to show me any signs of migration, with the exception of one or two sightings, I've seen just three Sand Martin, a Chiffchaff, and two Avocet on Conder Pool.

Meadow Pipit. Pete Woodruff.

On Conder Pool yesterday, a single Meadow Pipit, a Goosander, and 2 Pink-footed Geese, I had seen three here 27 March. A Greenshank was down the channel from the iron bridge. On the Lune Estuary, up to 100 Black-tailed Godwit, and 60 Bar-tailed Godwit were my only notes here, and a Chiffchaff was at Christ Church.

Ringed Plover/Dunlin Plover Scar. Pete Woodruff. 

At Cockersand, 52 Ringed Plover, and 15 Dunlin on Plover Scar, at least 520 Golden Plover were in the Abbey Farm fields. Otherwise, a Stock Dove was with Wood Pigeons, the local Kestrel seen, a pair of Shoveler were notable on the large ditch through the field at the junction of Moss/Slack Lane, and 2 Sand Martin flew north over fields as I drove away from Cockersand. 

The ever singing Skylark was in my ears the entire visit. Pump up the volume for a taste of summer....

I saw at least 10 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Peacock on the day.  


Marc Heath said...

A good range of species seen there Pete. Won't be long until you are hopefully inundated with migrants.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete!!.. How are you???.. Very nice images .. Well done .. Greetings from Madrid ..

Richard Pegler said...

A great crop of sightings, Pete, even if you felt short of migrants (I'd have been over the moon at seeing most of those on your list!). Fingers are crossed for you and the migrants.

Thank you for the Skylark sound-clip - raised my spirits no-end!

My very best wishes - - - Richard