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Posted by P Crooks 
Sunday
March 22, 2020 08:23PM
Golden Ball, Lune Estuary - 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese at north end of Aldcliffe Marsh

Heysham Village Bay - 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (12 adults, 4 x 2nd calendar year) off the children's play area on the rising tide.

Battery car park, Morecambe - 60 Eider, 10 Red-breasted Merganser (offshore on rising tide)

Pine Lake - 45 Sand Martin

Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road) - 62 Avocet (13 on Flood, 45 on Eric Morecambe Pool, 4 on Allen Pool), male Cinnamon Teal x Shoveler hybrid, plus 17 Whooper Swan on sea south of Jenny Brown's Point.

Barrow Scout Fields (from Crag Road) - 1 Great White Egret (mantle plumes and bare part colours developing into breeding condition), 6 Pochard

Leighton Moss (Island Mere lay-by) - 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Bittern gave two 'booms' at 10.35 am

Holmere - 25 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe

Abraham Heights - 1 male Blackcap (regular visitor to back garden feeder since late Dec.), 1 Red Admiral

Admiralty Wood, Aldcliffe - 1 male Rose-ringed Parakeet

Fairfield Orchard - 3 Small Tortoiseshell

Golden Ball, Lune Estuary - 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese (again)

NB. At most of these sites no one else was present while I was there and where other people were present (e.g. Fairfield Orchard) people were careful to maintain a responsible distance apart.

Pete C
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