Friday, 20 February 2009

Over Wyre, Lancs: Goose watching - 20th Feb 2009.

5 hrs Goose watching this afternoon produced 2x 1stw Greenland White-fronted Geese and a 1stw Pale-bellied Brent Goose viewed distantly through a heathaze to the SSW of Eagland Hill, in fields near Ridgy Pool Farm, cSD430439 (both Dark-bellied & Pale-bellied Brents were later seen in same area by Mark Fanshawe), 3 Barnacle Geese by the A588 at Stalmine, SD370458, and the Ross's x Pink-foot hybrid at Gulf Lane, SE of Wrampool House, SD427490.

Other birds included: Little Egret: 1 at Woods Lane, Copthorne SD451455, 2 in the Barnacle Goose Field at Stalmine, SD370458, and 1 at Back Sands Lane, Pilling. High-circling territorial Buzzards: 2 nr Crag Farm, Nateby and 3 together over Winmarleigh Moss. Short-eared Owl at New Hall Farm, Scronkey, SD411469, and female Stonechat at The Heads.

Above: 2 of 3 Barnacle Geese, Stalmine, 20th Feb 2009.