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  • Luke
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    Fantastic walk this morning yielded some great sightings, with highlights including:

    Avocet 10 ad 6 juv, inc ad+2juv on estuary
    Little Ringed Plover 1
    Mediterranean Gull 1 1st summer
    Common Tern 14
    Barn Owl 1, flew into barn

    Great Crested Grebe 2, on Glasson Dock
    Reed Warbler 1 (heard only), in small patch of reeds near Glasson

    Sedge Warbler 8, most along Lanc canal
    Tree Sparrow several
    Reed Bunting 8+

    Hobby 1 ad, flew over S Lune near start of cycle path
    Redpoll 1, in trees by conder green car park
    Little Egret 28 at least on the estuary

    Non birds included:
    Banded Demioselle 2m 1f
    Common Blue and Blue Tailed Damselflies
    White Plume Moth
    Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Smale White Butterflies
    Brown Hare 1
    A nice variety of plants – Mallow and Thrift were new for me – also bush vetch, birds-foot trefoil, yellow flag iris etc…

    65 spp of birds and some good ones at that. Well done everyone. Thanks all for coming : )


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    Thanks Luke. It was brilliant.

    Pete Marsh
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    Worth recording the white plume – nowhere near as common as used to be – if you give a grid ref I’ll stick it on mapmate ready for next sync with county records hub. Thanks

    Alasdair Taylor
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    Thanks Luke, most enjoyable. As demonstrated yesterday, the combination of the pools, estuary and canal make for a great compact birdwatching triangle. Sorry I had to leave early and missed the Hobby!

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    Cheers all, grid ref for the white plume is SD463552.

    Pete Marsh
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    Thanks Luke

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