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  • Pete Crooks
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    Middleton Nature Reserve (6.30 – 7.15 am)

    Six species of singing warbler: Cetti’s, Willow, Sedge, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap, but no Lesser Whitethroat or Grasshopper Warbler
    4 Gadwall

    Heysham North Harbour Wall (7.25 – 10.10 am)
    The ‘highlights’ of a sea-watch on the early rising tide comprised 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 2 distant unidentified auks.
    6 Sandwich Tern
    1 Whimbrel
    A very distant possible dark morph Arctic Skua was mobbed by an immature gull, but disappeared into the offshore haze.
    A trickle of passerine ‘vis mig’ included 3 Tree Pipit (a single group at 7.30 am), plus 17 Linnet, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Redpoll, 2 Swallow and 3 Carrion Crow.
    2 Rock Pipit at Near Naze

    Pete C

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