Monday 22nd July
Fine Breezy Warm
19.00 to 21.30
A party of 19 Members parked on the car park next to the School on Shore Road at Hesketh Bank.
It had tried to rain all evening and went dark but we escaped a drenching.
Walked along Shore Road to the left for a few 100 yards before turning onto the Marsh via a track by Fylde View Farm.
It was a bit breezy and some crops on the right had been flattened due to the recent wind and rain.
A study of a ploughed field found a few Wood Pigeons and lone Stock Dove feeding.
There were Swallows and House Martin's flying around but no Swift's
At the junction we turned right to follow a ditch called Carr Heys Watercourse.
Saw 2 common Buzzard wheeling high over to the right then one of them flew low over our heads and landed in a ploughed field on the left.
Also 2 Brown Hares were seen in this area.
At Guide Road we crossed and continued towards the River Douglas. Could see a large flock of Lapwing flying along the river along with Gulls and what looked like Curlew.
The late Sun lit up the hedgerow by the side of the track, giving the evening an extra boost.
Retraced steps to Guide Road.
There was of wild flowers here attracting some lovely Butterflies.
At the bottom of Guide Road we turned right back to the car park
Some of the group had a well deserved drink in The Cock and Bottle after a lovely summer's evening's walk.
Canada Goose? 5
Com Buzzard 2
Curlew 10+ D
Lapwing 100+ D
House Martin 1+
Black Headed Gull 5+
Lesser Black Backed Gull 5+
Herring Gull 5+
Stock Dove 1
Collared Dove 2
Carrion Crow 5
House Sparrow 2
Pied Wagtail 5+
Yellow Wagtail f 5
Reed Bunting m
Brown Hare 2