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Snow bunting still at Plover Scar, Cockersands this morning
Flooded fields off Black Lane, Nateby -
Whooper swan - c.300
Mute swan - c.10
Black-tailed godwit - 120
Large mixed gull flock with over 500 black-headed gull and c.50 herring gulls
4 adult common terms with 2 large and 2 small chicks on the floating platform.
4 avocets at the Brick Croft end of the pool, with 2 sitting on the two small islands and 2 in the pool. Looking from the canal towpath there appeared to be one and possibly two more sitting at the back of one of the islands.
Also 2 common sandpipers and 32 oystercatchers.
Conder Pool early afternoon -
Floating pontoon same as Pinky's post on the 14th.
3 avocets in the channel to the left of the main island.
3 avocets on nests on a small island at the Brick Croft end of the pool.
1 nest viewable from the road side, the other two from the canal towpath.
7 avocets on the pool this morning. The avocets which were nesting on top of the main island have moved to the back of the island with 4 birds sitting - viewable from the canal towpath.
Also probably 6 oystercatcher nests, plus the terns and black-headed gull nests.
A family of tree sparrows on the towpath at the back of the pool with 5 chicks being fed.
Still sheep trampling all over th
42 mute swans in field at side of Glasson Arm of the canal
87 whooper swans, 2 black swans and 5 mute swans in field behind Gardner's Farm, Moss Lane, Thurnham plus 44 mute swans in field near start of Moss Lane
(320 whooper swans off Moss Lane last Thursday 28 March)
Glasson, Lune from bowling green to Conder Green
Pinkfooted geese - skein of 75 flying South
Golden plover c.1,500
Black - tailed godwit 30
Goosander 1 male, 2 females
Common sandpiper 1 at Conder Green bridge
Whooper swan 5
Mute swan 46
Moss Lane, Thurnham
Whooper swan 372
Mute swan 9
Moss Lane, Thurnham
Whooper swan 352
Black swan 1
Golden plover 56
Whooper swan 4
Mute swan 47
Lune from Bodie Hill
Golden plover c.500
Goosander 2 males at Conder Green
Tufted duck 50
Pochard 1 male
Whooper swan numbers building up with 211 in the fields off Moss Lane, Thurnham. Also some Hillam Lane area (from Andrew Cornall).
Several hundred golden plover in flight over Cockersands caravan park area.
2 whooper swans with 54 mute swans at Saltcotes Brow, Jeremy Lane.
31 tufted ducks, 15 coot & 2 great crested grebes on Glasson Basin.
Moss Lane, Thurnham
Whooper Swan 300+
A usual the swan flocks were scattered and most distant.
Pinkfeet - several skeins flying north late morning
Whooper Swan 88
Mute Swan 40
River Lune at Glasson
Golden Plover c.800
Black-tailed Godwit 205
Bar-tailed Godwit 3
Pinkfooted Geese c.3,000 in fields at side of main road near La
Moss Lane, Thurnham
Pinkfooted Goose 2
Bewick Swan 3 with Whooper Swans near Clarksons Farm
Whooper Swan flocks mostly distant with over 250 birds in mixed Whooper and Mute Swan flocks
Whooper Swan 11
Mute Swan 60
River Lune behind bowling green
Golden Plover at least 500
Redshank in tight flock of at leat 800
GoldenEye 6 males
Goosander 2 males
Fluke Hall Lane - field c.400 yds before Wheel Lane
Whooper Swan. 62
Mute Swan. 14
Pinkfooted Goose c.2,000
Barnacle Goose. 2
Fluke Hall - field behind parking area
Pinkfooted Goose. c.1,000 in the field with several large skeins totalling c.2,500 dropping in or flying towards Lane Ends
Barnacle Goose 1
Pilling Lane Ends after High tide 2.15-3pm
Pinkfooted Goose 5,000+ on the saltmar
Whooper swan 31
Large number of ducks in tightly packed mixed flocks. Mainly pintail & wigeon, with smaller numbers of teal & mallard. Must have been at least 1,000+ each of pintail & wigeon.
Pilling Lane Ends
Pinkfooted Geese - at least 3,000 on the salt marsh at 10.15am with a constant movement with skeins flying out and others dropping in. Many of these flew back onto the marsh after high tide c.2.30pm.
Peregrine 1 perched on a post to the right of the salt marsh
Whooper Swan 5 in flight
Moss Lane, Thurnham - 36 Mute Swans
Jeremy Lane - 26 Mute Swans
Pilling Lane Ends - Pinkfeet - at least 3,000 on the salt marsh and estuary this morning, with several large skeins totalling another 1,000 flying over.
Fluke Hall - Wheatear on the seawall. Flock of c.30 tree sparrows feeding in the hedgerow. At least 2,000 pinkfeet flew up from a field near Carr House Farm and settled down again. I was unable to relocate them by driving around the nearby lan
Pinkfeet numbers increasing at Lane Ends with c.2,000 at 11.00am. A light aircraft flew over and they flew up, but quickly settled again. A mass of teal were flying behind the pinkfeet, at least 1,000.
Last Wednesday July 12th 2 adults and 3 fledged young were on Conder Pool. The young were mainly resting on the floating nest platform but all 3 flew during the time I was there. Also 2 adult common sandpipers with one large chick.
No terns on the pool this afternoon but one adult fishing on the Lune behind the bowling green.
Whooper Swan - 15 on the estuary
Pinkfooted Geese - c.4,000 on the salt marsh and in flight
Knot - c.1,000
Pintail - 50
Peregrine - 1
LUNE FROM BODIE HILL
Golden Plover - c.800
Wigeon - 36
JEREMY LANE nr Saltcote Brow
Whooper Swan - 2
Mute Swan - 19
MOSS LANE, THURNHAM, nr Thursland Hill
Whooper Swan - 5
Mute Swan - 70
Whooper Swan - 49
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