Thursday, 5 March 2009

Fylde & local birding - 5th March 2009.

Above: Spotted Redshank, Conder Green, Lancs - 5th March 2009

A few hours Over Wyre saw c3000 Pink-feet on the saltmarsh from Pilling Lane Ends Car Park, but I couldn't find anything amongst them, nor could I find any other Pink-feet flocks anywhere else in a drive around. Drake Scaup at Glasson Marina and Spot Red at Conder creek were the highlights.

Good binocular views of the Firecrest at Stanley Park, Blackpool, were had between 15:00-15:10.

At Brockholes, 109 Curlew came into roost by 17:30 and a late dash to Fishmoor Res resulted in nothing of note being seen in the Gull roost.

Above & below: Curlew roost, Brockholes Wetland LWT - 5th March 2009. Numbers should increase further to perhaps 200+ before dwindling and being gradually replaced by lots of lovely Whimbrel from mid-April.