Saturday, November 04, 2006

Glossy Ibis, Pilling, Lancs - 29th Oct 2006

A trip 'Over Wyre' with my 12 year old cousin's son Lewi (a budding birder/future wildlife conservationist), to show him the Glossy Ibis resulted in good views of the bird feeding in it's favoured stubble fields adj to Fluke Hall Wood, Pilling.

Other birds seen in the area inc a nice juv Merlin near Pilling Lane Ends, whilst the 'Ibis field' also held 25 Whooper Swan. c30 Redwing were present in Fluke Hall Wood.

A search for the long-staying Snow Bunting by the car park failed, possibly due to the number of dog walkers in the area.

Afterwards, a trip to Leighton Moss, specifically to get Lewi Bearded Tit which were showing on the grit trays by the causeway resulted in total failure. Despite being told that mornings were the best time, we still thought it worth a try arriving early afternoon. Despite a 1.5hr vigil only distant calls by the Bearded tits were had.