Friday, 8 May 2009

That Friday feeling...

A touch on the breezy side for Aldcliffe, but I made a post-work visit nonetheless.
Freeman's Pools were quiet with just the 5 tufted duck and the odd coot and shelduck seen - probably due to the kids who were running around the place screaming, shouting and trampling on coot nests. Actually, I don't know if they were trampling on coot nests, I just thought I'd put that in for effect.
Single common sandpipers were on the Flood and at the Wildfowlers' Pools while a lone whimbrel was on the marsh, as well as all the usual oystercatchers, redshank etc.
Good numbers of swift, swallow and house martins around plus a single singing whitethroat along the cycle track. A willow warbler was in song in the cutting behind Cadaver Corner while chiffchaffs and blackcaps could be heard in Freeman's Wood.
A raven was battling against the wind over the estuary.

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