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  • Barrie Cooper
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    A few highlights from this morning’s bike ride:

    Singing Common Chiffchaffs: 1 in Freeman’s Wood, 1 along the trail 300 metres north of Stodday water treatment plant.

    6 Avocets (two copulating) in the River Lune near Ashton.

    Large tightly-packed flock of roosting waders seen from Conder Green car park. Most numerous species was Bar-tailed Godwit (including a few going into breeding plumage) and also plenty of Knot.

    And a few Dunnocks singing their little hearts out……

    Barrie Cooper
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    11 March morning:

    15 Avocets – 13 on the Lune, 2 on Conder Pool

    Two “new” Chiffchaffs singing today – Wildfowlers’ Pools and Conder Green Car Park

    Reed Buntings seem to be coming back on territory

    50 Black-tailed Godwits in two fields east of cycle path at Aldcliffe

    1300 Pink-footed Geese in field east of cycle path, immediately S of Freeman’s Wood

    Pete Crooks
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    2 adult summer Mediterranean Gulls flew south over the River Lune at Aldcliffe Marsh at 1.40 pm.

    156 Teal and 20 Black-tailed Godwit on the flooded field at the end of Aldcliffe Hall Lane.

    Pete C

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