Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seaforth NR,

The Queen Mary 2 enters the Mersey.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prescot reservoirs,

A couple of adult yellow legged gulls have been regular this month and the ring billed gull has been dropping in most days.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Seaforth Nr,
Definitely one of my favourite birds black redstart and this male was an absolute stunner in the sunshine today.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Seaforth NR.
Very wet all day today but this 5th Lancashire record of Little bunting brightened up the day. Dipped on this yesterday . A great find by Tony C.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Burton Marsh,
After the IMF visit I walked along the track towards the firing range and it was very productive. A couple of juvenile hobbies , a ringtail hen harrier, peregrine, buzzard and kestrel all showed very well and whinchats , stonechats and wheatears sat on any available post or thistle. 20 little egrets were dotted about on the salt marsh. An excellent day in the warm autumnal sunshine.
Dowitcher double act put on a show.
A visit to Inner marsh farm RSPB reserve today. The two juvenile long billed dowitchers showed very well in the October sunshine with a curlew sandpiper , a couple of greenshank and a trio of ruff as a supporting cast.