Saturday, 29 November 2014

South Cumbria

Been surveying in South Cumbria recently and its a beautiful part of the world , under watched by birdwatchers for sure..Highlights so far have been Snow Bunting , wintering Greenshank (7), Little Egrets are common and Great White Egrets have been seen twice. Large flocks of duck 500 + Pintail , 400 + widgeon and 100 + teal along with large flocks of Curlew (450 +) Oystercatcher (200+) Shelduck (150 + ) .Purple Sandpiper , Twite , Marsh Tit ,  Water Pipit and Rock Pipit have all been seen.
   Raptors are always in evidence Peregrine , Buzzard , Kestrel and Sparrowhawk are common/very common. Red Kite (4) , Goshawk(2) , Merlin (10) ,Hen (1) and Marsh harrier (3) have all been seen.

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

You'll be getting spoilt up there ! A nice mix with some very good raptors thrown in.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Andy, just what we want to hear in the thick fog of Queensbury.