Trip reports

Rossall Point, Fleetwood

Rossall Point, Fleetwood
Rossall Point (c) Graham Thomas

Friday, 8 March 2019

A party of 12 met at Rossall Point Observation Tower at 10.30 and went in to meet the Volunteers and Coastguards. It had been arranged by RSPB Lancaster Local Group to have a look at all the levels in the Tower. We had to split into two groups as there wasn't room for all of us at once.

The Coastguards told us about their duties, which was plotting the vessels out at sea, after which we went to the viewing platform on the top level which was open to the elements giving good views of the Sea. We could see a spit of land out to sea. This was King Scar and Eider Ducks could be seen resting on it. We came down to the bottom level for a Coffee with the Volunteers.

We then walked along the Promenade, first to the south for 200 yards, then north to the Marine Lake.

We could see Waders feeding along the water's edge including;
Sanderling 80+ in a tight flock, turnstone over 80 in small groups, ringed plover 10+, Redshank 20+ around the Marine Lake.

In this area is the Golf Course with scrub and Gorse. The Shoreline and the Sea. All great habitats.
Decided to call it a day at 12.30 as the rain had set in.

Thanks to Valerie & Andrew for leading the outing,

Species seen:
Canada Goose 2, Mallard, Eider, Oystercatcher 10+, Ringed Plover 10+, Sanderling 80+, Turnstone 60+, Dunlin 3, Redshank 20+, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Back Gull, Meadow Pipit 6+, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Linnet 10+, Reed Bunting

Graham Thomas