Sunday, 20 July 2008


At least it stayed dry for my monthly WeBS count but boy, was it windy!
On foot from Aldcliffe to Conder and not once could I shelter from the breezy onslaught, which not only made 'scoping a pain but also made for less than enjoyable, leisurely birding. Ho hum...
Highlights were:
Freeman's Pools - 3 com sandpiper & 1 LR plover.
Aldcliffe Marsh - 1 LR plover & over 700 lapwing. A peregrine was sat on a stump for a while before chasing all the waders.
A green sandpiper was on the Wildfowlers' Pools.
There was very little on the river, possibly due to the large number of jetskis, motor boats etc.
A few bar-tailed godwit were at Conder plus 2 dunlin, 2 golden plover and, rather surprisingly, just 1 common sandpiper.
A kingfisher and 1 LR plover were at Conder Pool.

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