Sunday, 28 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Juv Iceland Gull - Preston Docks, Lancs - 20th Nov 2010.

A cracking bird, coincidentally perched on the same groyne as a 2ndw Ring-billed Gull was in Feb 1991!

Waxwings: Above, some of the 40+ at Preston Docks. Below: A single at Ewood, Blackburn, the first time i've seen this species in the Rowans opposite the McDonalds in nigh on twenty years of checking in influx winters.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Great Northern Diver: Fleetwood Marine Lake, Lancs - 10th Nov 2010.

Hard to resist twitching these magnificent beasts when an opportunity in the county arises.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Pied-billed Grebe: Hollingworth Lake, Gtr Manchester - 9th Nov 2010.

Bombshell news broke early afternoon concerning the discovery of a Pied-billed Grebe in Rochdale! The bird, an adult, gave excellent scope views to the assembled gathering of birders in the nature reserve corner of Hollingworth Lake. A tremendous find for the birders involved!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Great White Egret, River Ribble, Mitton, Lancs - 5th Nov 2010.

Excellent scope views were had of the first Great White Egret for the East Lancs Ornithologists Club recording area, on the River Ribble just upstream of the Aspinall Arms at Mitton mid-afternoon, albeit in miserable weather and light conditions for images.

This surely has to be the same bird as that seen flying NW over a vis mig watchpoint at Oxenhope Moor in West Yorkshire on Monday 1st Nov.