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Aldcliffe

Posted by Dan Haywood 
Aldcliffe
September 10, 2020 05:46PM
'The flood' looking mighty good at the moment.

0820-0920

Redshank 14
Black-tailed Godwit 4 juvs
Snipe 3
Green Sandpiper 2

Grey Wagtail 2

Swift and 12 + 23 PG over S

1720-1820

Redshank 20
Green Sandpiper 2
Dunlin 1 juv
Snipe 1
Ruff 1 juv

Grey Wagtail 1

16 PG over S



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2020 07:52PM by Dan Haywood.
Re: Aldcliffe
September 11, 2020 09:22AM
Floodwatch continues, but Ruff has defected to Wildfowlers Pools South. 99 Pink-footed Goose low SW eventually settling on Colloway Marsh North.

AM

Curlew 44
Redshank 20
Green Sandpiper 2
Snipe 1
Wigeon 2
Shoveler 4
Grey Wagtail 3
Meadow Pipit 5

Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff hopping out of cover onto flood margins. 50+ House Martins, c20 Swallows and c4 Sand Martins feeding.
Re: Aldcliffe
September 11, 2020 05:55PM
PM session

Floodwatch:

Lapwing 54
Redshank 35
Teal 32
Curlew 25
Snipe 20
Dunlin 4 (1 ad)
Ringed Plover 2 (juvs)
Ruff 2 (juv males)
Green Sandpiper 2
Gadwall 1
Shoveler 1


Wildfowlers Pools South

Teal 140
Redshank 3
Snipe 2
Pink-footed Goose 1

Wildfowlers Pools N

Gadwall 9
Swallow 35 perchers
Re: Aldcliffe
September 12, 2020 09:55AM
AM session

Floodwatch (SD459603)

Redshank 36
Snipe 32
Curlew 28
Dunlin 7 (juvs)
Ruff 3 (juvs 2M 1F)
Green Sandpiper 1
Kingfisher 1 (fishing successfully)
Pink-footed Goose 4

PG 13+44+17+11 over WSW
Re: Aldcliffe
September 12, 2020 05:40PM
PM session

Floodwatch (459603):

Redshank 37
Snipe 11
Dunlin 6 juvs
Ruff 3 juvs
Green Sandpiper 3
Greenshank 1 briefly
Lapwing 1

Curlew 80 in adjacent field


Lapwing 870 roosting @ SD457597 off Aldcliffe Marsh



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/09/2020 03:18PM by Dan Haywood.
Re: Aldcliffe
September 13, 2020 08:41AM
AM session

Floodwatch

Redshank 52
Curlew 17
alba wag 9 (incl at least 2 White Wagtails)
Snipe 8
Dunlin 6
Ruff 2
Sparrowhawk 2 juv
Green Sandpiper 1
Moorhen pair with 3 downy chicks.

10 PG over, SW

Hedgewatch: one Willow Warbler, five Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, six Linnets, eight Greenfinch.


Wildfowlers Pools (mainly south end)

Teal 140
Gadwall 10
Little Grebe 3
Curlew 3
Redshank 2
Snipe 3
Shoveler 1

Freeman's Pools

Little Grebe 11
Wigeon 8
Gadwall 4
Re: Aldcliffe
September 13, 2020 06:18PM
Floodwatch PM

Redshank 45
Meadow Pipit 16
Snipe 3
alba wag 3
Ruff 2
Dunlin 2
Green Sandpiper 2
Lapwing 1
Re: Aldcliffe
September 14, 2020 02:11PM
Floodwatch AM session

Redshank 39
Snipe 14
Dunlin 3 juvs
Ruff 2 juvs (1M 1F)
Curlew Sandpiper (juv)
Green Sandpiper 1

alba wag 4
Meadow Pipit 5

Kingfisher 1
Canada Goose 1
Teal 4

Overhead

Several small parties of Siskins heard heading SW and SE
Meadow Pipits c15 per hour S
Skylark 4 SE
flava wag 1 S
Swallow 2 small parties S


Nuthatch calling Aldcliffe Village.
Re: Aldcliffe
September 14, 2020 07:05PM
The Curlew Sandpiper still present this evening.
Re: Aldcliffe
September 17, 2020 05:08PM
Flood:

AM

Redshank 1
Greylag 1

good SE passage of Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Siskins but not counted. The seven Egyptian Geese again N. 180 PG S 0730-0830.

PM

Snipe 9
Redshank 8
Little Egret 5
Ruff 4
Dunlin 4
Curlew Sandpiper 2
Green Sandpiper 2
Kingfisher 1

The flood (SD459603) has had a small but welcome tidal top-up via some subterranean seepage from spring tide.

Lapwing 680 'Gull Bank' on dropping tide (SD458597).
Re: Aldcliffe
September 17, 2020 05:44PM
What does Egyptian Geese again N. 180 PG S 0730-0830 mean?

Jim Shep
Re: Aldcliffe
September 17, 2020 05:44PM
What does Egyptian Geese again N. 180 PG S 0730-0830 mean?

Jim Shep
Re: Aldcliffe
September 17, 2020 07:58PM
'The seven Egyptian Geese again N' means the regular party of seven (7) Egyptian Geese flew N (north) again-- following the same flight line as they did here earlier in the month. They also flew N (north) in the early morning from Lades Marsh a few weeks ago.

Seems to be a regular day movement-- perhaps roosting on the est. (estuary) and feeding in the Lune valley?

PG is the standard BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) two-letter code for Pink-footed Goose.

[www.bto.org]

Using these unique codes has saved me a fair bit of ink and typing (until now!).

Therefore 180 PG S (south) means 180 Pink-footed Goose flew south, between 0730-0830 (BST-- British Summer Time) in 24-hr (hour) clock.

Hope this clears things up, jassshep.
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