Of course because it was now late afternoon the sun was setting below the cloud cover and below the horizon, which again meant insufficient light for photography but over at Bradshaw Lane there were 5 Red-Legged Partridge (which I tend to consider as introduced cannon fodder), Tree Sparrow along with Robin, Blackbird, Chaffinch etc... but also 3 Yellowhammers. Another British Bird that always 'inspires' me... maybe it is the brightness of the yellow that somehow reminds me of something that should be 'exotic'... either way I do like to see Yellowhammers.
As you can see 6 Whooper Swans flew by as rain began falling, black as towards the Pennines, complete with Rainbow while the fields were 'swamped' with Pink-Footed Geese, best part of 2,000 I reckoned. I didn't have the opportunity to work through them to se if there was anything hiding there (Red-breasted for instance).
All lousy images, but captures the 'end of the day', including an image for my antipodean chums – the sun setting over Blackpool.
So from Marsh Harrier, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Red-Necked Grebe and Pintail at Lytham to Brambling, Twite, Yellowhammer, Pink-Footed, Bewick and Whoopers my friends the Turnstones, not to mention Bar-Tailed Godwit at Knott End and all the 'usuals' (I don't do lists, maybe I should start), all in all it had been quite a day and illustrated the diversity on offer around the Fylde. Shush... don't tell anyone!
But I still have to go back to the car doctor!
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