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Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel

Posted by garry sharples1 
Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel
April 15, 2018 12:13PM
Highlights from this mornings WEBS:

Whimbrel - single off saltmarsh & flew towards Lune
950 Dunlin
37 Ringed Plover
178 Curlew
122 Grey Plover
75 Redshank
8 Little Egret
3 Snipe
1 Grey Heron
166 Oystercatchers
2 Lapwing
2 Teal
1 Wigeon
4 Mallard
2 Tufted Duck

Other bits and bobs...

Ring Ouzel - Male in hawthorns along path between Lune and saltmarsh - still present when I left there
Other saltmarsh / coastal birds...
1 Wheatear - single by Potts Corner
25 Meadow Pipit
14 Linnet
2 Twite
2 Willow Warbler
3 Reed Bunting
1 Peregrine
3 Goldfinch

Yesterday...

House Martin - Gilpin Bridge
Tree Pipit - 2 displaying Meathop
Re: Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel
April 15, 2018 02:15PM
Garry do you mean the Sunderland point or the one you can drive along half way across lades marsh? Ta
Re: Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel
April 15, 2018 04:36PM
Path between first and second terrace leading down to Sambo's Grave
Cheers
Re: Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel
April 16, 2018 02:47PM
Nice to hear of another Ring Ouzel in the village Garry glad you were there at just the right time, the last sighting was in our garden in the early eighties in the snow eating apples, thirty five years ago.

Alan Smith
Re: Middleton WEBS / Ring Ouzel
April 16, 2018 02:59PM
Ouch! Presumably the lack of coverage in late March/April in contrast to the autumn. Should be near annual in the extensive field/hedgerow regime. Just about annual at both seasons at Heysham despite more
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