Next MeetingWatch this space!
Hoopoe seen in Lancaster!
Posted by LindaD
As notified on the Faacebook page "Labcaster Past & Present", a Hoopoe was seen on a pavement in a street between Scotch Quarry and the Boys Grammar School. I've looked - it's not there now!
The sighting was confirmed by a photo - no doubt possible. Unconfirmed sighting on Miss Whalley's Field.
See Fb page [www.facebook.com]
I had a call from Pete Marsh yesterday morning so had a scoot around Primrose, Scotch Quarry etc. It was a bit awkward because there was a policeman stood in front of a doorway on Dunkeld Street, usually a portent for an untimely or unexpected death, so walking around the back alleys with a camera and bins seemed inappropriate really. The back alleys, unsprayed, are deep in weeds and the thing could have been hiding anywhere. I will look out anyway in the next few days.
I can't help Pete here. All I can say is I couldn't find it in Primrose and Scotch Quarry at 11am -12noon. If I'd known the Ridge was another location then I would have looked there. My top tip for a bird fond of close mown turf with millions of emerging craneflies right now would be Lansil Golf Course or the Bare Westgate Torrisholme cricket grounds and the Vale of Lune rugby pitches. Black-headed gulls are all we have at Torrisholme right now, no starlings, but I would be expecting a massive influx of alba wagtail very soon.
There is one bh gull with a metal ring and a regular visitor to Torrisholme over the last fortnight. The ring has dropped to sit above the bird's foot. I do not have the optics to even attempt reading it and at the moment all the birds are continuously on the move chasing craneflies as they emerge.
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
All LDBWS web pages are the copyright of Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society and should not be reproduced elsewhere without the express permission of the Society. The opinions expressed in the LDBWS newsletter are not necessarily those of the Society. The content of LDBWS Member's Web Pages is the responsibility of the member concerned. LDBWS ask all birdwatchers to observe the Birdwatchers' Code of Conduct and the Country Code.