Curlew Conder Pool. Pete Woodruff. Clik the pik
I was desperate to get a pik for the post, so took this one of the Curlew on Conder Pool.
I wandered off down the A588 on Tuesday, but on the way, called in briefly to Conder Pool, I find it difficult to ignore Conder Pool....nay impossible to drive by and ignore. Today's count was 13 Little Grebe, 28 Curlew, with the ever faithful 5 Greenshank, in the creeks c.82 Teal.
Common Darter Lane Ends. Pete Woodruff. Clik the pik
It was about high tide when I got to Pilling Lane Ends, but it was way out, only the highest of tides cover the marsh here. There was a minimum of 3,000 Pink-footed Geese present, and although there was large numbers of wildfowl, Pintail and Teal seemed predominant, with 6 Great-crested Grebe to note. Thirty minutes around the woodlands here produced 2 Robin, and a Common Darter, seen as one of the last dragonflies to be encountered in autumn, flying into November.
A Buzzard drifted east over Fluke Hall, and 2 Raven were quite vocal around the pens west of here. At Cockers Dyke, 260 Golden Plover included some en-route on Pilling Sands, c.550 Dunlin, 110 Redshank, and a lone Knot.
In a telephone conversation last night, I had reliable - very reliable - info of a Shorelark at Rossall yesterday afternoon. I appropriately reported the bird to FBC.
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