Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday 27th June

Yesterday, the Horwich birders had heard some Corncrakes calling, one down near to the Coastguard cottages and a further 2 up beyond Saligo. They recalled that back in 1988, up on the cliffs at the "Opera House Rocks" there were thousands of Razorbills and Fulmars present, in 2009, only a few hundred and yesterday just a handful in total. Young Lapwings were seen in a field at Saligo, with post breeding flocks starting to gather with 26 together at Coull and 12 round at Ballinaby. A flock of 22 Linnets were present near to Saligo. There were 8 Sedge warblers seen between Coull and Saligo along the roadside both as individual and family groups, 2 Stonechat families were seen on the same stretch. Today, Bob heard a Snipe drumming outside his house.

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