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Barrie Cooper
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    *Recreational Disturbance Event:

    Time and Date: 12.15 22/3/22

    Site: Conder Green

    Form of disturbance: Morecambe Bay Rescue hovercraft

    Birds seen to be disturbed / description of disturbance: A few hundred Knot, Bar-tailed and Black-tailed Godwit, other waders, gulls and wildfowl. The hovercraft flushed all the waders as they were gathering to roost during the rising tide. The birds could not return to the roost site because the hovercraft stationed itself at the roost site for several minutes forcing the birds to fly around in search of a roos site. The hovercraft eventually proceeded back up the River Lune probably to disturb other birds roosting up there. Totally unbelievable and irresponsible. What the hell are they doing?