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    Heysham North Harbour Wall – A very uneventful sea-watch: 2 Arctic Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern (on red buoy), 1 Mute Swan (‘in off’), 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow and 1 Grey Seal. Also: 1 female Wheatear and 1 Rock Pipit (parachute display at Near Naze).

    Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road viewpoint) – 1 Great White Egret, 47 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, c.1650 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 female Goosander and 1 male Pintail on salt-marsh pools.

    Warton Crag – An excellent morning for butterflies on the south-facing slope east of the quarry: 15+ Pearl-bordered Fritillary (including a mating pair), 9 Dingy Skipper, 6 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Heath, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Peacock and 1 male Orange-tip.

    (An Lancaster University researcher conducting a trap, mark and release survey had caught 30 Pearl-bordered Fritillary in the past two days.)

    Pete C

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