Friday, April 04, 2014

Lower Gorple and Blake Dean area

Plenty of waders up towards Lower Gorple on the moor there including Lapwings, Redshank, Curlews, Oystercatchers, Snipe and 12 Golden Plover in one field earlier today when the fog lifted. The res'r is full to overflowing so not much chance of migrant waders. No sign of migrant Ring Ouzel either.
2 drake Tufted Duck
100+ Canada Geese and 1 Greylag Goose
2 Grey Partridge
3 Sand Martins through >NW
1 Wheatear
1 Stonechat
1 Reed Bunting
1 Kestrel
1 female Merlin straight through >NW
1 Grey Wagtail
30+ Pied Wagtails scattered about but not a sign of any White wag's
Lots of Meadow Pipits on territory and others on the move
6+ Skylark
2 Stock Dove
4 Black-headed Gulls looking really smart
2 L B B Gulls >W
Plenty Red Grouse
 Pied Wagtail on the move
 Lower Gorple

Clough Foot - Widdop Road


AndyC said...

Great Photos Dave, Pied Wag is great.........

Brian Sumner . said...

Good action shot of the wag Dave