Tuesday, 19 April 2011


A cloudless sky, hot sun and 10m+ tide. The 2 LRP were on Freeman’s Pool, along with Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck, Coot, Little Grebe and Gadwall. Plenty of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Com/Les Whitethroat. Roughly 25 Swallow came through and 9 Meadow Pipits. The Flood saw 2 LRP, 2 Wheatear and 3 Pied Wagtails. The Wildfowlers’ Pool was quiet apart from a pair of Teal and Shelduck.
Aldcliffe Marsh saw 6 Wheatear. Later there was also half a dozen beyond chat wall, could have been same ones? Also I noticed 2 Buzzard in trees, possible breeding pair. At the pylon, the tide was high by this point; there was a Peregrine, also a Raven. Pink-footed Geese 900 or so still present. A Kestrel flew over. The high tide brought in 17 Eider which was good to see. Other birds were Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tits etc. 2 more Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk but alas no Osprey, none that I saw anyway.

4 Buzzard circling over Aldcliffe

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