This morning me and Steve led a Birding by Bike trip organised by the cycling team at Lancaster City Council, as part of their events programme aimed at getting more people riding and healthy.
Aldcliffe performed quite well for the nine novice birders- we were able to show them little-ringed plovers (which were much admired), whimbrel, reed bunting, little egrets and more.
We also got them enjoying the song of common whitethroat, blackcap, goldfinch and raven.
Other highlights included a sedge warbler, common sandpiper, a few house martins and the continued presence of two pairs of gadwall. Sand martins were still moving through at about 20 per hour today.