Greater ‘Peckers bouncing around the golf course, Goldcrest and at least two Chiffchaffs singing in the warm sun and cold air at Marshside as the ubertide flummoxed geese, gulls and waders.
Tree Sparrow chirrupping away on the course too – been awhile since I’ve had one of those on there.
Mipits and alba wags calling overhead, with one Grey.
Ringed Plovers on the wet area beside Wheatear Corner, BHGs getting noisy on the Sandplant Lagoon island, Coltsfoot and Lesser Celandine blooming and at least 1,000 Pink Feet in the wibbly wobbly heat haze at the back of Marshside Two and Crossens Inner.
Soggy egrets on the outer marsh.
Meanwhile on Plex, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterfly, with 20 Fieldfare and sitting Lapwings.
Haskayne Cutting had Yellowhammer and Buff Tailed Bumblebee but not much else.
Nearly there now.

4 thoughts on “Tantalising

  1. At least five Chiff Chaffs singing in Mere Sands Wood today, but the hoped-for displays by Great Crested Grebes failed to develop beyond the head-down circling stage.



  2. Hi John
    We are going to be doing some work to tidy-up the car park surfacing and perimeter fencing this week. The car park will be closed for safety reasons for 3 or 4 days from Monday 23 March but we will endeavour to maintain the access to the Old Sand Works Haul Road (Redshank Road!) throughout.


  3. Marshside/Crossens quiet as regards passerine movements today: 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, about 20 each Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails. Most of the Ribble’s remaining Pinkfeet on the fresh marshes from Crossens Sewage Works to Hesketh Road, at least 7000 birds with one yellowy-buff leucistic bird among them but no other goose species. Total c. 900 Golden Plovers, 5 Ruffs, no raptors


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