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    [03/05/2024, 07:29:58] Various: Flock of 391 Arctic and one black tern just headed in heyshsm 😄

    [03/05/2024, 07:57:57] Matthew Powell: Sedge warbler arrived in Yealand this morning.

    [03/05/2024, 09:31:48] Various: Sea from 0638 Heysham from back of harbour. A bit messy with bits of bad light and poor visibility plus a bit of backtracking challenging accurate tern totals: allowing for back trackers going in again 539 Arctic tern in including straggling flock of 391 and 60 which headed high inland over my head, 30-50 Sandwich tern, 1 Black tern, 2 dm Arctic Skua (one in high, the other low and very distant), razorbill (on), 1 red throated diver, c73 Common scoter. Only wader migration 7 whimbrel in and only 6 swallow seen. Distant flock of 6 geese prob pink feet. All arctic tern before 0840.

    [03/05/2024, 09:45:40] Ian Hartley: Short-eared Owl north over Cockersands lighthouse, currently over Middleton sands.

    [03/05/2024, 09:51:35] “Cog”: Pair of garganey at Brigsteer wetland/Park End moss now

    [03/05/2024, 10:30:35] Various: Another 45 mins on sea from 0945 north wall: 34 Arctic tern in, 6 red throats on, 12 sandwich tern out

    [03/05/2024, 18:08:35] Various: Hooded crow along Wray to botton mill road near the turning to leyland farm (two male black grouse of unknown origin nearby in recent times). Note Wray scarecrow festival/Fair and traffic issues, also some bad bends on this road with eg regular barges milk and Carr billingtons animal feed coming the other way ‎<This message was edited>

    [03/05/2024, 19:26:31] Various: Presumed fencehopped male black grouse showing well in field just north of Leyland Farm alongside Wray to Summersgill/botton mill road but no sign hooded crow

    [03/05/2024, 19:30:28] Rob Pocklington: Get it ticked

    [03/05/2024, 20:01:54] Various: Six minute twitch – grasshopper warbler singing from juncus 1/2 mile further on (drumming snipe)

    [04/05/2024, 08:45:29] Various: Sea sampling heysham 0750 -0840: vis fine 0800-0820, otherwise rubbish: 2 gannet, 1 red throat, 6 common scoter, 7 sandwich tern. As expected no arctic tern.

    [04/05/2024, 09:04:26] Richard du Feu: Curlew sand on Conder pool

    [04/05/2024, 09:53:25] Various: Two male black grouse in field just north of Leyland farm then flew west across road.

    [04/05/2024, 11:25:12] Various: The two Black grouse not visible from road after they flew powerfully and purposefully west and had not returned 30 mins later

    [04/05/2024, 11:27:32] Various: No sign of hooded crow in extensive search from roadside vps

    [04/05/2024, 11:41:09] Various: Five pale bellied Brent, unexpectedly late for this side of bay, on Red Nab

    [04/05/2024, 12:25:05] Various: Out of sight wood sandpiper just flown north from Conder pool; no sign of curlew sand

    [04/05/2024, 15:12:18] Various: Curlew Sand now in the river at Conder

    [04/05/2024, 17:09:59] Various: First 12 sanderling of the annual spring passage through heysham skeer this evening (plus 23 whimbrel) ‎<This message was edited>

    [04/05/2024, 17:14:33] Phil Byle: Whooper swan at the slag tips (the injured one from Heversham?). 30+ bar tailed godwits in with the Black tails. 12 Knot and maybe 10 whimbrel (1500-1620).

    [04/05/2024, 18:19:48] Various: Quick visit – one black grouse male showing just north of Leyland farm entrance on east side of road now