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  • Ian Hartley
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    15 Aug 2021

    Conder Green
    Teal 4
    Lapwing 140
    Whimbrel 1
    Greenshank 1
    Common Tern 4 adults and at least 6 juveniles. Two colour ringed chicks from the first brood to fledge have been seen on their way south at Seaforth, Merseyside.

    Lune from Glasson bowling green
    Avocet 3
    Peregrine 1 adult
    Little Egret 23
    Redshank 830
    Lapwing 370
    Common Gull 130
    Mediterranean Gull 9 (5xAd, 2xJuv, 2x2CY)
    Whimbrel 1
    Black-tailed Godwit only 2
    Greenshank 11

    Blea Tarn Reservoir
    Great Black-backed Gull 2 adults and a juvenile
    Lesser Black-backed Gull 65
    Lapwing 70

    Ian Hartley

    Barrie Cooper
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    Ian – we were probably looking at the same three Avocets (I was at Conder Green picnic site). They were an adult with two juvs, one of which had a yellow ring/flag but it was too far away to read.

    Thirty two Little Egrets feeding in the same “tidal pool” on the Lune at Stodday at 10.00.

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    Thanks Ian about recording the GBBGs. I recorded one flying over my house at Hala on Saturday, so it might have been one of the GBBGs that you sighted. Are they regular at Blea Tarn?

    Ian Hartley
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    Great Black-backed Gulls are not particularly regular at Blea Tarn, but at the moment there are quite a few Lesser black-backed gull families there, presumably having left the inland fells where they breed, so I assume this GBBG pair and young are also from up there too. Guesswork really, but it makes most sense.


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