Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Mossy Morning

I had an hour to spare before my first site visits and as I was heading east I thought I would have a walk round Rawcliffe Moss as it's been a while since I was here. As soon as I got out of my car I could hear Corn Bunting singing from the field behind me and Blackcap and Willow Warbler form Curlew Wood. On my walk round I recorded 6 singing Corn Buntings and 4 singing Blackcaps.

Along the feeding 'station hedge' were 12 Linnets and 7 Goldfinch and they were flying down into the adjacent field to feed on Dandelion seeds. I walked up the '97 hedge' and didn't record very much until I got to the Tree Sparrow boxes and there was plenty of activity around these. In total I had 18 Tree Sparrows, including 5 around Curlew Farm.

The plantation held sinigng Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers and Whitethroat, and on the top fields was a single Whimbrel. Heading back to the car I picked up a Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Mistle Thrushes.

The only pictures I got this morning, after some failed attempts at Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow, were of Red Dead-nettle and Lesser Stitchwort below.

 Red Dead-nettle

Lesser Stitchwort

I got a phone call from Ian later on saying that he had had a good morning at Rossall with 9 Poms, 4 Black Terns, 11 Arctic Skuas and plenty of Arctic Terns. Nice!


BirderRon said...

The more I read of your blog, the more I'm looking forward to moving up into the area when we can sell this place we are now in ;-)))

Fleetwood Birder said...

Good luck with the house sale Ron.