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BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY THE THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND...................................................................................................BOWLAND VIEW MARTIN JUMP

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Diversion Ahead!

So there's going to have to be some diversions on B2B, 'cos I ain't getting out as much as I can and would like to. Monday's visit to Heysham was on a brilliant day weather-wise, wall to wall sunshine and a flat calm sea, but didn't bear much fruit. 


Great Tit. Martin Jump.

But I was thankful for small mercies, with a wander along the seawall and foreshore to Ocean Edge salt marsh. Bird of the day in my book was a Song Thrush, not seen daily by any means, and a bird the conservation status of which is in the Red. Other birds to note, DunnockWren, and Great Tit.

Peregrine Falcon showed perched high on the power station, which prompts a word of caution to birders tempted to poke a camera through the fence at anything within the grounds....DON'T!

Robin. Pete Woodruff.

By the time I got back to the car I'd seen 6 Robin, including this one that kept returning to see me by the car as I drank my coffee and biscuits.

The sunset at Heysham was stunning, as seen by the children's play area off Knowleys Road, creating a scene of peace and tranquility.

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Gold & Green.

A treat recently in our urban garden, was one of our regular Goldfinch feeding opposite a Greenfinch which is at best scarce and irregular. 

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Thanks to Martin for helping to salvage B2B with his header and Great Tit image.

2 comments:

Richard Pegler said...

Restrictions and weather are certainly combining to make going out difficult, Pete, but don't lose heart. I had my first walk in the countryside since 1st December this afternoon and, although it was very enjoyable, it was not very productive.

Interested to hear you had a visit from a Greenfinch. They used to be a regular visitor to our garden but, sadly, we have not seen one for a couple of months.

Best wishes to you both - take great care - - - Richard

Pete Woodruff said...

Always good to hear from you Richard. Both of you take great care too.