Saturday, 26 June 2010

Aldcliffe Irregulars

A walk round with Steve after not seeing him for a couple of months was an enjoyable experience although I think he may have got a bit sick of me listing all the birds I saw on a recent Polish trip. We also bumped in to a couple of birders from Leyland who follow the blog. It is always good to get new birders down here. I hope Ted and Alec come back soon.
A juvenile lrp was on the island on Freemans pool today with a parent bird. The bird looks developed enough to be able to leave the island. Another LRP was on wildfowlers. The 2 oystercatcher chicks are also thriving well. They can be seen from the eastern viewpoint feeding in the margins on the west bank.
4 lesser whitethroats were in the hedge by wildfowlers with a similar number of commn whitethroats.
a male sparrowhawk was hunting over the maize.
2 raven, 2 little egret and about 40 curlew were on the marsh.
Sedge warbler, reed  bunting and blackcap in Freemans wood.
Stodday sewerage works had a 20 plus flock of LTT's and 2 chiffchaff and a juvenile blackcap.


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