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Aldcliffe, Cockersands and Conder Pool

Posted by Barrie Cooper 
Aldcliffe, Cockersands and Conder Pool
May 20, 2020 03:36PM
Aldcliffe -
A male Wheatear on the marsh at 08.30 and still there at 14.45.
LRP still on WPools

Cockersands -
Three Wheatear (1m, 2f).
Two Sanderling, one Turnstone among flighty flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover after the high tide.
Two Whimbrel
A pair of Great-crested Grebe on the sea/river mouth

Conder Pool -
5 Avocet
4 Common Tern - including courtship feeding
1 Common Sandpiper
40+ Bar-tailed Godwit flying over and one Black-tailed on the river
A pair of Great-crested Grebe on the pool
Re: Aldcliffe, Cockersands and Conder Pool
May 21, 2020 04:25PM
Quail calling at Cockersands this afternoon.
Wheatear also there.
Re: Aldcliffe, Cockersands and Conder Pool
May 22, 2020 08:03PM
Conder Green:

55 non-breeding plumage Bar-tailed Godwits this morning.

Also one Blackwit, a Greenshank, 8 Avocets (3 active nests at moment) 6 Common Terns, 2 Little Ringed Plovers.

160 Ringed Plovers on sand bank south of Colloway Marsh.

13 Eiders (mostly paired) on mid section of Lune estuary (ie on sands E of Colloway Marsh). Only one duck Eider seen to be nesting on Colloway Marsh itself.

A Great White Egret S from Ashton early morning.

4 Little Ringed Plover and a Wheatear Aldcliffe, where also c35 Black-headed Gull nests & 1 Herring Gull nest Freeman's Pools.
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