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    Heysham North Harbour Wall (6.30 – 10.00 am) – A disappointing morning given the incoming tide.
    32 Arctic Tern – groups of 15, 3 and 14 flying into the Bay
    41 Pink-footed Goose – flew north across the bay at 7.08 am
    7 Whooper Swan – flew north across the bay at 8.28 am
    10 Guillemot – all appeared on the later stage of the incoming tide. Also 2 distant auks flying ‘out’
    c.30 Kittiwake – very distant on the sea then flew ‘out’
    1 Red-throated Diver – flew into the bay and landed on the sea
    16+ Sandwich Tern – small numbers continuously in view offshore
    12 Swallow – flew along the harbour wall (the only obvious passerine movement)
    Also offshore: 86 Eider, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Red-breasted Merganser (prior to the incoming tide)
    6 Grey Seal – separate individuals pushed into the bay on the rising tide
    2 Harbour Porpoise – moved into the bay at 9.05 am

    Heversham Moss – 1 Wood Sandpiper still present mid-morning

    Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road viewpoint):
    2 2nd CY Mediterranean Gulls on the Allen Pool
    1 Osprey eating a fish on a concrete post just off the outer edge of Carnforth Marsh at high tide
    1 adult Spotted Redshank – on the Flood at the south end of the Eric Morecambe Pools
    43 Avocet – spread across the salt-marsh pools
    34 Eider – 2 on the Flood, 32 on Carnforth Marsh
    2 Pintail and 2 Red-breasted Merganser – on the Eric Morecambe Pools

    Pete C

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