Category: Fylde Bird Club

Glossy Ibis at Thurnham Hall

On 16th January 2014 Andrew Cornall discovered a Glossy Ibis in a field by Thurnham Hall. The bird lingered in the field with Little Egrets until 18th February.The absence of ruby-coloured lesser coverts age this bird as an immature, but the poor condi…

Shag at Stanley Park

Between 28th December 2013-3rd January 2014 a juvenile Shag joined the Cormorants at Stanley Park. The last time a Shag lingered at an inland waterbody on the Fylde was in 2009, when one was on Fairhaven Lake from 11th October, with two from 25th Novem…

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Glossy Ibis at Freckleton

An immature Glossy Ibis frequented the River Ribble marshes south of Freckleton between 16th-21st December 2013.Prior to 2006, when a Glossy Ibis arrived at Pilling in October (before touring several Fylde sites until December 2008), there had only bee…

Red-crested Pochard at Glasson Basin

On 23rd November 2013 Pete Crooks located a female Red-crested Pochard on Glasson Basin, where it remained until 28th November. The narrow greater coverts age the bird as a first-winter.Photos by Paul Ellis.

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Knott End – a new Fylde bird

On 12th November 2013 Chris Batty discovered a Semipalmated Sandpiper on Preesall Sands behind his home in Knott End. Although mobile between Knott End and Cocker’s Dyke, the bird remained on show throughout the afternoon, allowing Fylde birders to con…

Yellow-browed Warblers in autumn 2013

During autumn 2013 Yellow-browed Warblers were discovered at St Annes on 30th September by Ashley Baines and in a hedge at Cockersand on 2nd October by Stuart Piner.Photo of the Cockersand Yellow-browed Warbler by Stuart Piner.