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Thanks for this Alan.
By the way, your recent request and advice re privacy at Crook Farm went unheeded on one occasion. I spoke with Mrs Gerrard on Monday, she told me of a car causing an obstruction at the farm and twice being asked to remove the vehicle. Unfortunate really, as birders we need to keep up a good relationship with farmers, some of the reasons being very obvious.
Same birds, same date as the two I saw on the flood at Aldcliffe Bill. The LRP juvenile was interesting, seen on a late date, coinciding with the latest date of the species seen in Lancashire and North Merseyside.
5 mini buses and a 50 seat coach disgorged a horde of students and teachers, anything nesting in the stream stood little chance of surviving.
Same yesterday Andrew, and probably a weekly event, needs to be reported, addressed, and stopped during the breeding season. This invasion by so many bodies covers large lengths of the Marshaw Wyre.
Interesting bird Alan, been around since marked in NW Iceland in 2012.
I first saw the bird the following year at Cockersand 2013, I last saw it on the Lune Estuary at Glasson in 2017. It was recorded in our area 11 times over 7 years up to 2017 since it was first marked.
Following an early passage of Stonechat, with at least 14 birds through the area over a four day period 15-19 February - and c.50 individuals recorded to date since - this bird on Dalton Crag is the first one reported on territory in our recording area Brian.
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