Sunday 30th October

Having now read the notes on raising objections to the proposed coastal path, "Joe Public" is not on the authorised list. Who has represented all the people who regularly visit the site??

The Great Egret was being chased by a Heron the morning and it didn’t stop until the Egret was out of the area.

There were three Mergansers on the long pond, two female and one male, first time we have seen them since March.

We have started feeding again and the birds are slowly returning, first Male Bullfinch arrive yesterday.

Bob and Bri

Proposed Coastal Path

The following link is the proposed coastal path for Walney, the majority is already in existence but there are a few new paths. The maps are very poor to read as they have been faded, the two attached copies have been slightly enhanced, and it looks like a new path is down the northern side of the airfield fence, from Gate 4 to the Channel, but it’s not just the coastal path it’s all the restrictions that come with it, see attached copy. Comments on the proposal must be submitted to Natural England by the 21st November on the appropriate forms.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550860/walney-island-overview.pdf

The Large White Egret is still visiting the long pond it has now been resident for a month, Herons are also still visiting but keeping well away from it.

Bob and Bri

Great White Eget is back

This morning we spotted the Egret on the long pond, this is the second time this week, it caught a small fish and then moved off.

The Swans only have the one cygnet remaining but it appears to be doing fine, see shot of feeding this morning, they were very tolerant of the ducks.

Bob and Bri

Great White Egret

A set of photos taken of a Great White Egret on the long pond were left on the table over the weekend, see attached copies, we have never managed to see one of these birds. Many thanks to whoever and keep on contributing.

Bob and Bri

Sunday 2nd October

A beautiful clear morning with skeins of geese flying south and also a few Swallows, flying in ones and twos, but they were not alone, a hot air balloon made a landing near the top of Kirkby Moor.

The cows have been having calves over the last couple of months, and this morning we came across a new one, it’s mother took an instant dislike to the dog, we made a rapid retreat. Further along the path was a more relaxing situation, with a calf having a drink.

Bob and Bri