Saturday, 12 July 2008

'pipers at the gates of Lune

A check of all the pools this morning turned up the following:
Little grebe on Freeman's Pools, plus the coot pair with 1 chick. The ever-growing oik youngsters are still going strong.
3 little ringed plover, 2 common sandpiper and 1 green sandpiper on the Wildfowlers' Pools.
1 green sandpiper on Frog Pond.
Peregrine over the marsh & 400 or so lapwing revealed themselves as a result.

Decided to spend a couple of hours at Leighton Moss in the afternoon where I added such exciting ticks as marsh harrier and reed warbler to my year-list!
I was rather rather surprised to see 8 greenshank, with a group of redshank, on the island in front of the public hide...

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