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    Long Eared Owl the highlight of this week Today at Sunderland Point briefly in hawthorns just north of the Church (pond), viewed from footpath.

    Black Redstart well showing 4 houses north of blue house in garden.

    50 Brent Geese close in by play area off Knowlys Road but disturbed regularly by dog walkers

    Middleton Sands WEBS & Winter bird survey from last weekend & Today respectively:

    11500 Knot
    535 Grey Plover
    4100 Dunlin
    18 Ringed Plover
    18 Turnstone
    325 Redshank
    930 Bar Tailed Godwit
    910 Curlew
    55 Black Tailed Godwit
    620 Oystercatcher
    275 Lapwing
    185 Shelduck
    315 Wigeon
    6 Teal
    2 Shovelar
    8 Mallard
    11 Cormorant
    1 Grey Heron
    3 Little Egret
    6 Coot
    3 Moorhen
    3 Snipe
    32 B H Gull
    4 G B B Gulls
    6 L B B Gulls

    On Lades Marsh side…(3 hrs after H Tide)

    1250 Lapwing
    780 Golden Plover
    55 Black Tailed Godwit
    30 Bar Tailed Godwit
    1050 Wigeon
    230 Redshank
    140 Dunlin

    Passerines…(Winter bird survey)

    25 Twite
    80 Linnet
    3 Tree Sparrow
    3 Reed Bunting
    4 Pied Wagtail
    14 Blue Tit
    5 Great Tit
    11 Goldfinch
    5 Chaffinch
    6 House Sparrow
    1 Wren
    1 Dunnock
    5 Robin
    8 Blackbird
    7 Magpie
    5 Crow
    1 Raven
    4 Pied Wagtail
    1 Long Eared Owl (as above)
    2 Collared Dove
    28 Wood Pigeon
    2 Stock Doves
    6 R L Partridge (released)
    1 Kestrel
    1 Buzzard
    1 Mistle Thrush
    75 Redwing
    15 Fieldfare
    135 Starling

    Male Hen Harrier showing on Foulshaw Moss throughout the week – usually on far side beyond tree belt.
    Barn Owl – Gilpin Bridge area.

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