Friday, 9 October 2009
Fancied a Quickie!
.....but she didn't, so I went for a few hour birding!!!!! First stop, Castle Island, back to normal i.e. an island as opposed to mudflats. A Grey Heron upto its knees, a GSW south over. 200 adult GBBGs with a supporting cast of juveniles, HGs and BHGs. The only waders were sknahsder (cunningly created anagram), and on the water, Teal and Mallards in abundance. A few Moorhen too. Pleasant, but nothing to test my 45 yr old 'ticker'. So off to Bothal Pond. Wigeon, Tufties, Coots, BHGs, a few Mute Swans, the obligatory Lapwings and a few corvids. Heart safe here too. And to conclude the sedate pace of Liverbirding, Longhirst had two Mutes, a dozen Teal and a Mallard or two. Hardly a Mega day, but nice to get out. And tomorrow will be a sea watch day I think, given what passed there this afternoon - two Lifers!