Sunday, 18 May 2008

Saturday highlights

Did my WeBS count on Saturday - with the following highlights:
Freeman's Pools - LR plover 1, heron, coot 4, moorhen 2, plus a stoat.
Aldcliffe to Conder - not a great deal doing, amongst the more notable things were 7 eider on the river. 2 whimbrel were on Aldcliffe Marsh.
2 grey partridge were near the pylons.
Not a single tern was seen, sadly emphasising the demise of the breeding colony.
A group of 95 bar-tailed godwit on the Lune off Overton Marsh was something of a surprise - all in non-breeding plumage.
A spanking summer-plumage grey plover was on the Conder.
2 LR plover were on Conder Pool with a tree sparrow pair there too.
At least 4 lesser whitethroat heard en route plus numerous common whitethroat, blackcaps etc.
Coot have hatched 2 young at Bank Pool while the pair on Darter Pool have hatched 3.
5 hares were also seen.

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