Monday, 21 March 2011

Local birding, Lancs: Whooper Swans, Med Gulls - 16th-21st March 2011.

Above & below: 16 adult Whooper Swan - Brockholes Nature Reserve LWT - 21st March 2011.

3 LRP and 4 Chiffchaff represented the summer migrants during a visit to Brockholes on the 21st.

Fishmoor Res Gull roost held a record count of 6 Med Gull (5ad consisting of two pairs and a single, and a 2CY) on the 16th. 17th: 5 Meds (4ad consisting of 1pr and two single, and the 2CY) and I could only find a pair of adults tonight, 21st.

Above & below: Ad Med Gull - Pleasington Playing Fields, Witton Country Park, Blackburn - 16th March 2011. I make no apologies for more photos of one of my favourite species! Haven't seen it since the 17th....

.... and suffice to say i've seen no Hawfinch in Pleasington Old Hall Wood!