Saturday, 3 August 2019

A Rake Around The Estuary....Again!

A nice day for another rake around the Lune Estuary on Thursday, and positive news from Conder Green, where at least 9 Avocet were seen as two adult with four young set to fledge later next week, also another pair have one young from three still surviving.

Common Tern juvenile Conder Pool. Pete Woodruff. Clik the pik

Also good news, when 6 Common Tern included the two young which look to continue to recover and survive the gull attack on the pontoon. When I look at this image, it's hard to believe what happened to this bird eleven days ago.  More good news and a bonus, was of an adult Common Tern found bearing a ring on Conder Pool. 

Also on Conder Pool, 9 Greenshank and 9 Little Grebe, and in the creeks, 5 Common Sandpiper. A circuit Conder Green to Glasson and return via the canal tow-path, produced 9 Brown Hawker, and 3 Emperor Dragonflies including a female ovipositing on Water Lilies. Butterflies seen, 32 Painted Lady, 8 Meadow Brown, 5 Gatekeeper, and 4 Speckled Wood, a Buzzard was over the A588.

Thanks to Ian Pinkerton for the excellent header image of the four Avocet young at Conder Green. 


Marc Heath said...

All going well so far Pete. Fingers crossed for their safety in the next week.

Richard Pegler said...

Had to go back to see the story about the terns, Pete. So pleased to hear that they seem to be OK after that horrific attack. My fingers are crossed for their future. Delighted about the Avocets too!

My very best wishes - - - Richard