Sunday, 20 September 2009

Lancs: Nightjar & Long-billed Dowitcher - 19th sept 2009.

Above & below: Nightjar, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancs - 19th Sept 2009. A very, very long time coming, the first fully available Nightjar for the 1980's generation of Lancashire birders was found roosting on one of the closest Bearded Tit grit trays out from the causeway. Amazingly, it is the the second Nightjar to be found in the Leighton Moss area in the past ten days following a bird picked up injured (broken wing) at nearby Silverdale Golf Club. It is also the third Nightjar to be found in Lancs in the past ten days!!

Above & below: Juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher, Fleetwood Nature Reserve, Lancs - 19th Sept 2009. A great find by an old birding friend and 'old-school' local patcher Ian Gardner.