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Briefly Around The Lune.

Briefly birding again on Monday, and with at least fifty more sheep than birds on Conder Pool, where there was a grand total of 5 Little Grebe, 3 Black-headed Gull, a Little Egret, and a Grey Heron. A circuit of Conder Green produced a similar level of excitement, with 12 House Martin still around River Winds and Cafe d' Lune, and a Common Sandpiper in the channel, which is becoming more likely to be this years wintering bird here with every passing day.

Golden Plover at Glasson 4 September. Pete Woodruff.

On the Lune Estuary at Glasson, 2 Mediterranean Gull were both adult, a Greenshank, c.500 Redshank and a few Dunlin, with a lone Golden Plover seen close from the bowling green, and of 17 Little Egret counted, twelve were together in a tidal pool up stream from the Conder mouth.

Two Ruff were nice off the Lighthouse Cottage, they were a juvenile male and female feeding with a few hundred Dunlin and fewer Ringed Plover, a Wheatear was by Abbey Farm which was as far as I got today at Cockersand.

Adding a bit of gloss and quality to Birds2blog....

Purple Heron Brian Rafferty

The Purple Heron found 18 August, remains at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, and can still be seen today mainly from the Grisedale Hide, but occasionally from Tim Jackson Hide....Thanks for the excellent image Brian.