Thursday, 18 June 2009

A mighty wind

A windy cycle from Morecambe (where I'd been fortunate enough to jam into a Pom skua off the Jetty this morning before work) found me at a blustery Freeman's Pools for 6pm.
Quite a few hirundines (all 3 species) and swifts were feeding over the water while a bundle of snoozing mallard and a couple of shelduck were on the island along with a little-ringed plover.
Another LRP was on the upper pools where a reckless lapwing chick was wandering around unprotected by parents in full view of a couple of herons. Either they were already too full having scoffed its siblings or they were just too dozy to notice, but they didn't seem interested in the slightest.
3 tufted duck were present as were the Canada goose pair.
Elsewhere it was pretty quiet with just another LRP and a common sandpiper at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
A sparrowhawk was hunting near Frog Pond.

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