Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Brockholes Wetland LWT and Marshside, Lancs - 2nd Sept 2009.

3.5hrs on the local patch, Brockholes, produced an adult Water Rail on the Main Pool, an increase in Teal to 45, 1 Green Sandpiper and 11 Buzzard in the air at the same time.

In the aftenoon I visited Marshside. An enjoyable few hours with 2 Merlin, 1+ juv Marsh Harrier, 30 Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwits, 100 Redshank, 20 Ruff (6 juv), 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret and 200+ Teal noted.

Above: Merlin

Above: Ruff. Below: Black-tailed Godwit

Above & below: Golden Plover, Lapwing, Ruff and Starling.