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  • garry sharples
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    Delayed WEBS count for Middleton Sands and a few birds from yesterday…and day before!

    1070 Oystercatchers
    692 Grey Plover
    1 Ringed Plover
    4320 Dunlin
    1040 Curlew
    1700 Knot
    187 Bar Tailed Godwit
    141 Lapwing
    58 Redshank
    4 Snipe
    18 Pale Bellied Brent Geese
    3 Mute Swans
    8 Cormorant
    27 Wigeon
    24 Mallard
    11 Teal
    38 Shelduck
    4 Little Egret
    1 Grey Heron
    7 LBB gulls
    15 Black Headed Gulls

    Mixed flock of Twite (30) & Linnet (90)
    1 Rock Pipit
    1 Reed Bunt
    1 Skylark
    2 Meadow Pipit
    2 Raven
    11 Fieldfare
    15 Redwing
    Dunnock (1), Blue Tit (3) Blackbird (8) Magpie (3), Woodpigeon (11)

    Lades Marsh side – brief count 2hrs after high tide

    850 Black Tailed Godwits
    175 Bar Tailed Godwits
    390 Golden Plover
    325 Wigeon
    167 Curlew
    1500 Lapwing
    180 Redshank
    2 Mute Swans

    Teal Bay
    15 Pintail
    30 Wigeon

    Yesterday

    Foulshaw –

    Male Hen Harrier
    5 Stonechat
    3 Reed Bunting
    7 Tree Sparrow
    3 Buzzard
    2 Goldcrest
    1 G S Woodpecker

    Silverdale Area

    3 Marsh Tit (Leighton area)
    1 Ring Necked Parakeet (Jacks Scout)
    700 Lapwing (Jacks Scout)

    31/12
    Kingfisher – Gilpin Bridge

    Where are the Green Woodpeckers ???

    johnbromley
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    Green Woodpecker calling everyday this year on Arnside Knott Garry.

    Kevin D
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    Farleton Fell is also well frequented by Green Woodpeckers. One heard yaffling there on my last visit – 27/12/21

    garry sharples
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    Thanks Kevin /John
    Good to know – I’ve not seen them on Scout Scar /Whitbarrow like I used to but they may just be avoiding me !
    Cheers
    Garry

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