Sunday, 25 March 2012

More Local stuff

Rach and I started at Soddy with a very early and very surprising Little Ringed Plover. There annual now on Soddy but usually not till April or May, They are generally scarce in Cumbria, the good weather seems to be bringing things in Early. My Chiffchaffs are a week earlier than last year too.
Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover


I then took the opportunity to take some pictures of the common stuff seeing as the sun was shining. Mixed results but ill get there.
Tufted Ducks

Canada Goose

Pewit

Tufted Duck
We then moved onto Drigg Dunes Via Broughton Bridge where my first Sand Martin of the year appeared.
On the Approach road to Drigg i checked through a few Geese 2 Greenland Whitefronts were a nice surprise. The birds were facing into the sun so taking pics were impossible. These were mixed in with mainly Greylags and a few Pinks.
Greenland Whitefronted Geese
We had hoped for Adder at Drigg but we couldnt find any. We did find a Slow Worm.

Slow Worm

We finished of at Eskmeals CWT a muddy DUMP! Looking for the officers which id had a report of a Black Redstart but no sign of any Office and none of the locals new either.. TYPICAL Cumbrian Reserves . I did find an Adult  Spotted Redshank on the Estuary.. So Not a bad day all in all.

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