1st Sept – An American in Lancashire‏

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Bird Watching, Birding, Rochdale, Rossendale, Twitching
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News from Eccleston Mere near St Helen’s involved a possible sighting of an American Black Tern there on Thursday and as the bird was confirmed on Friday, I thought a local trip was on for Saturday. Early news was that the bird was not present, but at 10am the bird had relocated to Pennington Flash, Lancashire. Trip on, as I phoned around it seemed that we all could make our own way due to the close proximity of the bird! I was met on the car park by Steve K who was en route to Chester, we both enjoyed views of the tern as it flew around with its new friend, a Black Tern and good comparisons were made in the sunny conditions, really nice bird! I then went to year tick a Willow Tit in the bird feeding area, there were lots of smaller birds here including juvenile Bullfinches who looked really strange. Got back to have another look at the tern and met Chris B who also enjoyed this “new” species. Hope this bird is just the start of the autumn rush of migrating species.
Dave O.

  1. ateambirding says:

    It was a ‘Lifer’ for me too. Good bird

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