Saturday, 26 February 2011


Freeman's Pools were quite busy, the highlight being a Green Sandpiper. Also present were Tufted Ducks, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Teal, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan and a dozen Woodpigeon in the trees. Heading south the track was quiet bird wise; I was annoyed to see so many dead frogs! A Raven was hanging about for a while doing a few twists and turns.
On the marsh were approx 1100 Pink-footed geese, spread as far as Cadaver Corner along with a few Oystercatchers and Curlew. I was pleased to see 3 Meadow Pipits and 2 Mistle Thrush in the stable fields. A Little Egret was feeding by the pylons.


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Was there an obvious reason for the deceased frogs? The reason I ask is that the Amphib & Reptile Group like to know when multiple deaths occur.



Jon Carter said...

Well the ones I saw were all the track and fairly mangled so I guess it is the result of cyclists/walkers.