Jason proved himself to be the god of Merseyside digiscoping today, with these brilliant images of the Roseate Tern at Seaforth. There are more on his flickr stream, of course.
Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus Martin Mere 07/06/09, originally uploaded by jason stannage.
Jason, Bones & I spent Sunday at Martin Mere, where the American Wigeon was not seen ~ unlike Saturday and Monday! The pix are Jason’s as he got round to flickring them first. Bird of the day was this Green Sandpiper, digiscoped through the glass of the Raines Observatory.
Can anyone tell me why, on the one day each week that the bus link from Burscough Bridge to Martin Mere doesn’t function, trains also do not stop at New Lane, which is just a short stroll from the Mere? More bonkersness. But a cab turned out to be just £3.60 – 01704 892000 for cabs in Burscough. And had we not gone back to Burscough we wouldn’t have bumped into Graham outside a pub by the station, so no real complaints …
Elsewhere, the Paddyfield Warbler was seen again at Hilbre yesterday, and if you haven’t yet looked at the photos on the Hilbre blog, do so now, it’s a great bird!