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

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Mini Birding!

Yesterday a Monday mini re-run to visit Conder Pool at high tide, where 17 Greenshank included three down the channel, the fourteen pool birds were accompanied by a Spotted Redshank....nice, with 2 Common Sandpiper and up to 220 Lapwing. The best of four attempts resulted in 15 Little Grebe on Conder Pool today. 


Knot. Lune Estuary 4 Sept. Pete Woodruff. Clik the pik

On the Lune Estuary, a single Knot isn't alone in being at best an irregular wader here, scarce even, like the Sanderling. There was little more than fifty gulls present, and no more than 200 Redshank and similar Lapwing, with only 6 Dunlin seen, all in all, dull is the word. Over the canal basin, c.150 Sand Martin and 17 Tufted Duck, with 2 Swift over the canal opposite Christ Church.

It was good to see David from Wigan at Conder Green today. You are spot on when you say Ian Pinkerton was a nice man David, he met and made many friends at Conder Green during his mammoth hours monitoring Common Terns and eventually Avocets, everyone of whom would agree with you. Thanks for your kind words and for your support for B2B, much appreciated. Twelve months later, Cheryl still has your mobile number apparently, and is going to pass it on to me....I'll be in touch David.

2 comments:

David Eaves said...

Hi Pete. It was great to finally meet you. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to sharing your knowledge soon. If you text me the next time you will be visiting the Glasson Dock area, i will hopefully be able to meet up again.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous Knots, feeding with Lapwing. Excellent photo. I do love the Swallows on the header.