Saturday, 21 February 2009

Over Wyre - 21st February 2009

Pale Bellied Brent Goose with Pinkfeet - Pilling
Short Eared Owl - Scronkey

One of the main targets of the trip over wyre was to look for the ever popular Geese flocks. We found very few groups but towards Pilling Lane end a Group of Whooper Swans caught our eyes and with them, a flock of c300 Pinkfeet. Pretty much straight away we found a Pale Bellied Brent Goose with them.
At Glasson and Condor Green I added a few Birds to my Fylde Year List - Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank, Bar Tailed and Black Tailed Godwit, with Merlin and Peregrine also being seen.
On the Trip Back we stopped at Bradshaw Lane Head to tick Corn Bunting for the year and we came across a Short Eared Owl hunting near the Chicken (?) pens at Excellent Bird and a Great Days Birding (shame that the light had gone by the time the Shortie was Showing)
Fylde Year List - 102