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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Cockerham again


Short and to the point... Great Crested Grebe at Glasson and 45 Swan on Jeremy Lane, of which only two appeared to be Whoopers the rest Mutes. Too many numpties and dog walkers and no sign of a Snow Bunting anywhere around Plover Scar (Rock Pipit, Merganser, Cormorant, Dunlin, Turnstone, Oyster Catcher, Knot). There was a very large flock of something over (Dunlin?) at Sunderland Point and about 3,000 Pink Footed Geese took to the air over Thurnham as I departed. On the way home I clocked the Little Owls on Gulf Lane just as the light failed and just in time to see a Barn Owl sat on a fence post twenty feet away but couldn't photograph it (I did but they are rubbish). So here are some more Snow Bunting images from earlier this week.

Little Owl (female?)

Same Little Owl

Two at once (click to enlarge), male and female?
Rock Pipit 22.02.11

Rock Pipit 22.02.11

Snow Bunting




One Whooper Swan in a field of 45!
Towards Fleetwood
Pink Footed Geese filled the air
Huge flock of.... off Sunderland Point
So here's an equally poor photo from 2010
And finally is Spring here at last?

2 comments:

Steve.E said...

Nowt wrong with that Barny pic

Geoff Gradwell said...

Cheers Steve, failing light and lack of detail for me... but that's barny's, always at low light levels.