Trip reports

Walk from Overton to Sunderland Point

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Today's walk from Overton to Sunderland Point, with lunch at Sambo's Grave watching high tide and then back via the footpath and pond.

30 people turned out for this trip - sharp eyes and excellent company.

Total seen on my list: great crested grebe (on Lune by the toilets), cormorants, 2 little egrets (distant towards Potts Corner), herons, 2 mute swans (flying over Overton), pink-footed geese (skeins over Pilling visible), shelduck, wigeon, teal, mallard, pochard, eider, scoter (did anyone see this about two hours before high tide near Glasson? It was a long shot for us, being swept in on the bore but the sighting was doubted by those who thought a scoter just wouldn't come in that far.) sparrowhawk, peregrine, kestrel, moorhen, coot, oystercatcher, ringed plover, golden plover, grey plover (fine summer plumage), lapwing, knot, dunlin, snipe, bar-tailed godwit (opposite bank of Lune), curlew, redshank, spotted redshank (one over the road in crossing), turnstone, black-headed gull, lesser black-backed gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull, woodpigeon, collared dove, skylark, meadow pipit, swallow (5 hanging around cottage in the field behind the houses at SP), pied wagtail, wren, dunnock, robin, long-tailed tit, blue tit, great tit, magpie, crow, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, linnet. (55 species)

Plus the two parakeet species and budgies in the aviary at Overton!!!

Jeff Butcher
Trip Leader