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Posted by Louise North 
Louise North
March 07, 2005 12:24PM
Don't know if it's anything special but there were over 100 Curlews just up river from Bull Beck on Sunday.
Re: curlew
March 07, 2005 06:33PM
Yes I saw these as well, Louise. After initial fears in sub-tropical January that the early movement of waders would "skew" the winter bird survey figures, the movement inland and uphill of all waders, but especially Curlew, has been slow and tentative. I suspect this represents a "bottleneck" of birds waiting for the milder weather. Curlew have been very slow to materialise at my height (High Tatham)


Re: curlew
March 08, 2005 11:37AM
One hour staring out of the window at High Tatham produced

Lapwing: 6+4+13+5 flying east. NONE on territory
Curlew: NONE
Oystercatcher: NONE

There were two Oystercatchers on territory early last week but they have 'retreated', following two very sharp frosts. Quite a few Curlew by this time last year (common breeding bird in surrounding fields)
Eddy Bayton
Re: curlew
March 08, 2005 02:59PM
Pair Lapwing on territory on the (former) prison farm field W of Grab Lane, Lancaster. Nothing obvious further up the hill.

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