Thursday, 11 June 2009

Five alive

Good to see that there were at least two young little ringed plover still doing well at Freeman's Pools this evening, both parents were in attendance and a further adult was on the upper pools.
I saw little else at the pools bar the usual Canada goose duo, 6 coot, 2 moorhen, 5 mallard, 2 shelduck, 2 little grebe and a family party of pied wagtail.
A little influx of lapwing had taken place and around 20 birds were on the Lune.
Another 12 lapwing, and a curlew, were at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
The Marsh and Flood seemed quiet.
A pair of common tern were at the former colony... both depressing and encouraging in equal measure.
Once again the notable lack of willow warblers was curious with just 1 singing bird heard between Lancaster and Stodday - normally there are loads along here.
As usual, good numbers of whitethroat en route.

On a final note: looks like red kite made it onto the Aldcliffe list today without actually being seen by anyone! One was over the tip this morning before heading east i.e. pretty much right over the pools (and my frickin' house!?).

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