Looking east towards Fluke Hall
There was some 'vis' and it was all easterly and included 4 Siskins, 4 Alba Wags, 18 Meadow Pipits, Linnet and 2 Lesser Redpolls. Out on the saltmarsh close to the sea wall were 28 Redshanks and 108 Curlews. The Curlews were interesting to watch as they flew onto the marsh as some of them were displaying to each other and then they were joined by 6 Golden Plovers.
I had a look in the woodland and on the pool at Fluke Hall but it was quiet, not a Chifchaff or Willow Warbler in sight!
The pool and woodland at Fluke Hall
After my appointment I had a very late lunch break at Lane Ends. In the plantation I had 2 Goldcrests and that was it. I had a walk to Pilling Water and back where I flushed a Little Egret that flew from the pool behind the sea wall on to the saltmarsh. I think because when I started birding Little Egrets were a big rarity I still can't help feeling a little excited every time I see one, even though they are now very common.
Looking north across Morecambe Bay from Lane Ends
The plantation at Lane Ends
The Little Egret landed on the sea embankment...
...and then flew onto the saltmarsh
It's some early morning ringing for Craig, Ian and I before work tomorrow so I'll let you know how we get on.