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  • Barrie Cooper
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    A bit of a goosefest this morning. Highlights on Aldcliffe Saltmarsh between 10.00 and 11.30 were:

    Two White-fronted Geese (consensus was probably Russian)
    Two Barnacle Geese

    Water Rail and Kingfisher at the Wildfowlers’ Pools

    Meanwhile the male Blackcap spends much of its day occupying 8 cubic metres of my garden. Feeding on fatballs and apples with the occasional foray for pyracantha berries and search for invertebrates.

    Pete Crooks
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    Some numbers for the Aldcliffe goosefest:

    Fields between Freeman’s Pools and Wildfowlers’ Pools – c. 2500 Pink-footed Geese and c.270 Greylag Geese (including 5 with orange neck collars – PSA, PSI, PPC, SFJ and SNB).

    South end of Aldcliffe Marsh – 2 Russian White-fronted Geese (much closer views than yesterday confirmed the bill colour as pink), 2 Barnacle Geese, 130 Greylag Geese (including orange neck collar PXL) and 252 Canada Geese (including 2 with red darvic rings on their left legs, but too distant to read).

    Flooded Field at the end of Aldcliffe Hall Lane – 93 Teal and 10 Shoveler

    Pete C

    Dan Haywood
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    50 Linnets Aldcliffe maize stubble.

    LDBWS Feeding Station

    Goldfinch 40
    Chaffinch 28
    Linnet 15 on ground feed, 20 more in ash trees.
    Reed Bunting 10
    Lesser Redpoll 4 ground feeding

    No Greenfinch on the feeding station list yet– if you see one please let me know!

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