On Saturday I went to brockholes quarry and met a few people on the number 1 pit viewing point. Bill Aspin reported 3 med gulls, so that’s a reason to go, even though I didn’t see them I did see two white wagtails. Also on the same pit I saw oystercatchers, little ringed plovers, carrion crows, black headed gulls, tufted duck, redshank, lapwing, skylark, shelduck, teal, cormorant, Canada geese and a few mute swans.
On the way back I called back in the quarry and saw 2 peregrines. On the water I spotted coot, moorhen, 2 little grebe and 6 mallard. Over the water I saw 2 jay and jackdaw. In the trees nearby I saw 2 chiffchaff, blue and great tit and heard a willow warbler.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Posted by Reece at 19:54
Sunday, 11 April 2010
At about 10 in the morning, I set of to Leighton moss to see the marsh harriers, when I got there I spotted my first marsh harrier this year but sadly it was too far away to get a picture. After about 15 minutes it flew of and there was no sign it. So I set of to Warton crag and straight away I saw a peregrine, 1 raven, a kestrel, a lot of jackdaw and a calling chiffchaff. We spent about half an hour at Warton and set of back to Leighton moss and then I saw 3 marsh harriers 2 male 1 female and just got a record shot of one.
The next stop was Condor and saw mute swan, goldeneye, mallard, lapwing, curlew, 10 oystercatcher, 9 redshank and a couple of tufted duck.
Posted by Reece at 21:49
Saturday, 3 April 2010
This morning, about 12:00, I went to the local quarry and straight away saw the two peregrines and when they flew of, I walked to the bottom of the quarry. On the way down I saw a chiffchaff and then heard another chiffchaff. After about 10 minutes, waiting at the bottom of the quarry I saw little grebe, coot, mallard and great and blue tits. Then the peregrines flew right over me and got some pics, after they both went I headed back home.
Posted by Reece at 08:10