The Silence of our Friends

Tommy Atkins overlooking Pilling Marsh
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Curlews at Cockerham Marsh
Highlights from a few hours spent dodging the showers around Morecambe Bay.

Great to see plenty of Curlews in the freshly sown fields adjacent to Cockerham Marsh.

Lapwing in a recently sown field
Also plenty of Lapwings and Golden Plovers with a female Merlin taking more than a passing interest. Strange how the Lapwing’s iridescent plumage appears even more impressive in the clean, coastal light.
Lapwing on Cockerham Marsh
Turnstone at Knott End
Turnstones at nearby Knott End.

A flock of 18 Twite were briefly seen but disappeared over the cafe roof as their normal feeding area was submerged by the rising tide.

Turnstones feeding amongst the flotsam at Knott End
Dig for Victory !
Dig for victory !

Perhaps this excavator has seen one too many battles.

Whooper Swans grazing on the remains of the potato harvest
Mmmm………raw, muddy potatoes.

Approximately 42 Whooper Swans enjoying the remains of the potato harvest at Eagland Hill. A high energy snack and just right for recovering after the long flight south from Iceland.

Whooper Swans at Eagland Hill
Whooper Swans enjoying a few potatoes

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