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  • Pete Crooks
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      A group of c.1000 Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit in the Flooded Field at the end of Aldcliffe Hall Lane at 10.30 am included one colour-ringed bird. Thank you to Richard du Feu for supplying the nine page history detailing 182 sightings of this bird since it was ringed as a chick in southern Iceland on 30/6/13. Its subsequent history can be summarised as follows:

      Early/mid July to early December – Various sites on both the English and Welsh sides of the Dee Estuary, but mainly at Caldy (with a visit to the south side of Ribble Estuary in Novemebr 2016).

      Mid December to early March – Unknown (no sightings)

      Mid March to late April – Various sites in north Lancashire, including Leighton Moss, Allen Pool, Conder Green and now Aldcliffe Marsh

      Late April – One record from Tiree, Argyll & Bute on the way back to Iceland (29/4/15)

      Early May (to early July?) – Only one sighting: in southern Iceland on 5/5/16.

      Pete C

      Barrie Cooper
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        11.00: Approximately 1130 BTG in the two fields here.
        08.45: Approximately 760 BTG here.

        ….and a first summer Goldeneye with a female

        Pete Crooks
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          So my Bl-t Godwit estimate was out by c.11.5% – not good!

          I forgot to add: 15 Ringed Plover on the Wildfowlers’ Pools which have been nicely topped up by the recent rain and are looking good for early spring waders – LRP, Avocet and more cr Icewits (as I believe they are now called) hopefully.

          Pete C

          Barrie Cooper
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            The tide was still rising Pete so some probably arrived after your count!

            Dan Haywood
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              320 Black-tailed Godwits feeding in A13 (field N of The Flood field) at 1430. None at latter site (A14) by this time .

              16 Tufted Duck A4 S (Wildfowlers Pools S).

              34 Redshank and 28 Wigeon feeding in A5 (field containing Frog Pond).

              36 Linnets and 20 Reed Buntings feeding at LDBWS feeding station.

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