On the way home we stopped off at Lytham Crematorium where despite several being heard we could only locate 1 Ring Necked Parakeet calling high up in a tree. My brother took the only photos of it (1 of which below) and I decided to photograph a Jackdaw which was feeding around the edge of the pond amongst the ducks.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
And Another Lifer!
I don't think I can remember a period of birding in the Fylde which can match the past 3 weeks for amount of rarities found and just generally the number of species around. I suspect that Sunday was the end of this run for me and the final lifer of the spell was a pair of Temminick's Stints (261) that were found by Maurice Jones on the entrance pool at Newton Marsh. They were being difficult when I first arrived by feeding in a creek which could just about be viewed from the road but only a small section of it so the birds were only on view for a short period of time. Also present here were a single Ruff, Common Sandpiper and at least 20 Black Tailed Godwits some of which were in full summer plumage.