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Request for local info

Posted by j carter 
Request for local info
December 01, 2017 05:11PM
Hi - can anyone spare some time to meet this group? Contacted us via the LDBWS Facebook page.

"Hello fellow-birders. We South Lancs tribes are planning a visit to Morecambe Bay area on Sunday January 14th 2018, leaving Leigh at about 07.30. Is there anybody who knows the Morecambe Bay coast really well who would enjoy accompanying us and showing off some if its delights? There's nowt like local knowledge, that's for sure. Thanks for considering this request. Paul Richardson for the committee of Leigh Ornithological Society."

Thanks.
Re: Request for local info
December 03, 2017 06:37PM
I can help with the Heysham area and other north of the Lune sites (or can be on the end of the phone to help) but I'm not going down to the recommended start point which is Pilling Lane Ends for the early morning high tide (assume you can get there 9ish?) and some goose field trawling
Suggested itinerary but the detail depends on weather and any 'stake outs'. Assume this is a trip with mainly coastal or near coastal emphasis. Extrapolating the tides from 2017 table suggests a 'low spring' HT around 9ish??

a) Pilling Lane Ends car park (via J33/A6 south/right turn to Cockerham/A588)
b) Goose fields based on info nearer the time
c) Scan over Lune estuary from Glasson (via Jeremy Lane) & Conder pool/creeks on dropping tide
d) Cross Lune via Lancaster and take recently uncovered tidal road to Sunderland Point. Loo stop
e) Heysham north wall (bread med/scan offshore etc) (Chough? :-)). Loo stop/coffee break half moon bay cafe
f) Morecambe stone jetty of weather suitable
g) Pine Lake eg if frosty - major displacement site
h) Finish at selected Leighton Moss venues, depending on frost etc. Stay for eg egret roost which should miss the M6 traffic jams!
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