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    Tuesday 3rd Bare seafront 11.45
    2 whimbrel, 27 dunlin, 33 ringed plover
    1 great crested grebe on sea still

    Wednesday 4th morning
    Barbondale: 1pr pied flycatcher, 1pr siskin (D), 2 tree pipit, meadow pipits mobbing male cuckoo, 1 grey wagtail
    1 garden warbler seen (not singing), 3 greylag geese, 3 buzzards (pair displaying drove 3rd bird off) 1 wheatear
    Surprise of the day was a red squirrel by the bridge in the woodland.
    Loyne Bridge: about 12 sand martins, rookery too much foliage to count, 1 little egret
    On the swan field towards Melling there was a huge gathering of gulls on a mowed field – at least 250 lesser black-backed gulls counted, plus herring gulls and black-headed gulls.
    Burrow: 1 swift 1 swallow
    Hornby: 1 common sandpiper, 1 grey wagtail, 4+ swallows.

    Thursday 5th
    Happy Mount Park morning: 2 blackcap, 1 chiffchaff, 3 bullfinch, 1 song thrush, 5 wrens – all singing
    Bolton-le-Sands afternoon: 1 whimbrel, 8 swallows

    Jeff B

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