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.


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.