Monday, 11 May 2009

Red Necked Grebe - First Site Record - Brockholes Wetland LWT - 10th May 2009

Red Necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena - Courtesy of Bill Aspin.
I would like to know of any birds that can compete for the 'Phwarr' factor than an Adult Red Necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena in summer plumage!?!
Allen Holmes found the bird after 10.00am on the morning of the 10th actively feeding on No1 pit. Personally I beleive this is a long overdue site tick sinse No1 and No2 were opened up into the No1 we now know.
It also asks the question that maybe with the opening up of No1 pit, the past records of fly-over Red Throated Diver Gavia stellata and Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus could have landed on the pit and potentially become twitchable records.
During the hour or so that I viewed it, a steady passage of East Lancashires finest appeared as well as 5+ Buzzard Buteo buteo flying high overhead.
A Fabulous site first and the 2nd first in 3 weeks at Brockholes Wetland LWT

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