Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Birding Aldcliffe Catches On...

The following birds were noted on Sept 29th by new regular Aldcliffe patcher Jonny Scragg, who will be contributing to this site frequently. 

A very nice morning spent around Aldcliffe, my first visit to the patch after moving into my new house in Lancaster yesterday. Highlights between 8:30-13:00 included:

Vis-mig (all south)
93+ Pink-footed Geese (16, 26, 51 and a heard only flock)
2 Grey Wagtail
5 Alba Wagtail
3 Chaffinch
5 Skylark (seem to be migrants rather than local)
12 Swallow
1 Reed Bunting
11 Meadow Pipit (surprisingly few)

2 Oystercatcher over
2 Snipe over
2 Mistle Thrush

Freeman's Wood
2 Goldcrest

Freeman's Pool
Tufted Duck
2 Wigeon
4 Teal
8 Little Grebe
1 Pheasant

female Goosander upriver of Marsh Point
c10 Little Egret

2 Wheatear and a Stonechat along the tide edge

Gull Bank
173 Golden Plover
4 Little Egret

Stodday Sewage Works
Chiffchaff singing
2 Goldcrest
9 Tree Sparrow

Wildfowlers' Pool
Little Grebe
5 Swallow
2 Goldcrest along hedgerow

Frog Pond
Tufted Duck
5 Teal

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