BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND. GREENSHANK CONDER POOL PETE WOODRUFF

Thursday, 12 September 2019

After The Twitch.

Avocet Conder Green Ian Pinkerton Clik the pik

Returning from Fluke Hall on Tuesday, I called in on the Lune Estuary at Glasson Dock to find 2 Avocet at the Conder mouth, they were seen as an adult pair, and at one point were hoovering up accompanied by a juvenile Spotted Redshank new to the estuary. Also 7 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, up to 250 Golden Plover, a Snipe, and 2 Goosander.

On Conder Pool, 20 Little Grebe were counted again as seen five days ago, also 5 Greenshank, and 2 Meadow Pipit. A circuit proved little, but a Common Sandpiper was down the channel and had me thinking perhaps a bird set to winter again at Conder Green now we are heading to mid-September.

I had no piks for the post, so being I had the pleasant surprise of the two Avocet on the Lune Estuary today, I thought another of Ian Pinkerton's images of the successful breeders at Conder Green on 1 August was the perfect substitute. 

2 comments:

Richard Pegler said...

Great choice of image for the post, Pete! Best wishes - - - Richard

Marc Heath said...

I wouldn't mind that Wheatear in Kent. Now that would get me going. A good variety of birds seen there Pete.