Friday, 19 September 2008

Steady increase in wildfowl

Quick blast around this morning (7.15am-7.50am) before heading off to Morecambe.
Not much in the way of passerine migrants noted along the cycle track apart from a few chiffchaffs (inc 2 singing birds) and a pair of coal tits.
Using PJMs robin methodology, there were many singing birds - indicating the relative lack of grounded migrants.
Around 20 meadow pipits and a lone alba wagtail passed over.
250ish Canada geese were on Freeman's Pool and a pair of wigeon were there too.
7 shoveler, a wigeon and a green sandpiper were at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
2 little egrets and 21 wigeon were on the marsh flashes.
3 further green sandpipers were on The Flood.

A post-work visit added nowt new - 2 wigeon were on Frog Pond.
5 shoveler, little grebe, 1 green sandpiper & 9 snipe plus a few teal were at the Wildfowlers' Pools. A chiffchaff was nearby.
2 little egret were on the marsh - though Steve W had 6 there earlier (see his entry on LDBWS site).

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