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A pair of adult great-crested grebe on Freeman's Pools 0940.
Their behaviour suggested they were a pair, rather than two.
Just before the black-headed gull island as seen from the cycle-path viewing area, moving slowly anti-clockwise around the island.
Cetti's warbler singing from a little line of reeds and irises (SD470596) approx 120 yards north of junction of the towpath and the footpath up onto Ashton Road. East side of canal (i.e. opposite the towpath): look out for a big log at the bottom of the field. There's not a lot of cover there, so if it stays, it may be more visible than most.
Single weatear first field east off Stockabank (SD508610); tree pipit singing away just beyond NE end Birk Bank (SD534609), also a pair of stonechat there may have been the same birds from by the white post further east, as none there today. Insetead, a pair of wheatear by the sharp corner on the shooters' track (SD539609). Cuckoo calling and flying between Hollinhead Wood and Crag Wood. Garden w
ca 20 swifts high above Conder Head quarries, many screaming 17:17
Constant presence of ca 10 swallows, ca 5 sand martins and 1 or 2 house martins at ground-level (i.e.300 - 400 m); always moving west.
1 cuckoo calling Little Windy Clough, very shy and quiet.
A pair of stonechat by the white post about 660 yards SSE of Rushy Lee.
Tree sparrow: one (probably more) 370 yards along the road up the hill from where Blea Tarn Road crosses the motorway.
Cuckoo calling from Little Windy Clough.
Pied Flycatcher Crag Wood, just where the road to Intack joins Littledale Road; and another one at the Scout Camp 60 yards south of New House Farm cross-roads.
Update from Jenny Gill at UEA:
01.09.19 Snettisham, the Wash estuary, Norfolk, E England
16.11.19 Freiston Shore, the Wash estuary, Lincolnshire, E England
14.02.20 Humber estuary, Lincolnshire, E England
10.04.20 Aldcliffe, Lune estuary, Lancashire, NW England
Green sandpiper on what's left of the flood between pylons & golf course. Common sandpiper flitting around strandline between that flood & golf course. Male wheatear on receding island before Arna Wood; colour-ringed BkTG on the flood: right leg (top to bottom) orange, yellow, (knee) white; left leg (top to bottom) orange (knee) nothing else.
About 100 bank swifts over "Frog Pond" (immediately S of Freeman's Wood) 19:30.
Despite trying I could neither hear nor see any other species in the chaos.
1 greenshank very far S end of The Flood 19:50.
All of this I experienced during my allotted 60 minutes' outdoor exercise.
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