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  • Pete Crooks
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      A mid-morning visit to coincide with the high tide produced a distant Short-eared Owl flushed off Colloway Marsh and a Jack Snipe at ‘Snipe Bog’ which emerged into the open as the tiny area of raised salt-marsh it was hidden on gradually became submerged and it stood motionless on a floating mass of tidal debris alongside 7 Rock Pipit.

      Pete C

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        Great to see so many finches in the maize fields – more than I’ve seen there in at least 20 years! Large finch flocks were once a regular feature of Aldcliffe in winter often along the tideline, but an apparent lack of food in the tide rack (plus increased disturbance from walkers / dogs?) has seen a big reduction.
        Majority of birds today were chaffinches (c80) and c20 tree sparrows, along with a scattering of greenfinch, linnet and reed buntings.

        9 goldeneye on Freeman’s Pool, 2 on Wildfowlers’ Pools.

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          A female merlin was seen on the western edge of the stubble field.

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