Trip reports

Conder Green and Glasson Dock

Conder Green and Glasson Dock
Egyptian Geese (c) Graham Thomas

Saturday, 12 January 2019

A party of 12 members of the Lancaster RSPB group met at Conder Green on a damp but rain free morning and after looking over the Lune estuary, started by walking to The Stork Public House and then turned right along the road to view the River Conder at a bend. We then turned right to view Conder Pool. Work is continuing on this pool and will need a while to get established again for wildlife.

We then walked along a path overlooking the River Lune then moved onto the Marina at Glasson for lunch, sitting out of the wind behind a Caravan. We continued up to top of the Village to overlook the estuary at Tithe Barn Hill. It was very windy so we didn't hang around. Walked down the road to the Old School to observe the Marina from the rear then continued to overlook the fields at Jeffery Lane. We could see a small flock of Whooper Swans with some Mute Swans way over in a reedy area. Also there were some Greylags and Pinkfeet in a field just over the fence. 3 Egyptian Geese was spotted with them. These Geese had been reported as being seen in the area, so it was great to have located them. We then walked over the Canal then back along the path to Conder Green.

Over the day lots of birds were seen starting to pair up including;
Goosanders at Conder Pool and Glasson Marina. Goldeneye on the River and the Marina. Tufted Duck at the Marina and last but not least Little Grebe on River Conder and Conder Pool.

It was a cool breezy day but we were all wrapped up and enjoyed seeing the birds at close quarters and meeting like minded people and just got back before the rain came in.

We all thanked Michael Gardner for a lovely interesting walk as usual.

Bird List:
Mute Swan, Whooper Swan 12+, Greylag Goose, Pinkfooted Goose, Egyptian Goose 3, Shelduck, Mallard, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck m f, Goldeneye m f, Goosander m f, Pheasant, Cormorant Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk m, Coot, Oystercatcher, Lapwing 500+, Golden Plover, Bar Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Redshank, Curlew, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Blue Tit, Starling, Wren, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch, Chaffinch f, Linnet/Twite 40+

Graham Thomas