Friday, 24 October 2014

Aldcliffe BO


Dan here.

For no good reason, my Aldcliffe sightings from this morning will summarised in the Walney Obs style.

Goose Passage to the Fore

24th October 2014- light cloud and sunshine SW 2/3/4

Observations off the bank of the Lune on the rising tide revealed no auk species, 3 Cormorants and some seagulls.
Grounded Migrants
 4 Goldcrest, 3 Redwings, 6 Song Thrush and a Chiffchaff were logged.
Diurnal Migration
1,100 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Whooper Swan, 2 Grey Wagtail and small numbers of Skylark, Tree Sparrow and Siskin were on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
Freemans Pools Gadwall numbers continue to build with 19. A Green Sandpiper continues to linger. Other waders included 160 Golden Plover, 2200 Lapwing and 50 Dunlin.
A Peregrine and a Kestrel were menacing Redshank and a Rock Pipit was heard. Also seen were a Red Admiral and 20 Linnet.


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