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  • Alan Smith
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    1,400 Black Tailed Godwit
    2,000 Bar Tailed Godwit
    3 Goosander
    25 Oystercatcher
    1 Heron
    1 Egret
    17 Turnstone
    175 Lapwings (c2,000 in nearby fields)
    275 Wigeon
    17 Curlew (c300 in nearby fields)
    22 LBB Gull
    5 Mallard (disappointing count)
    75 Redshank
    45 Dunlin
    26 Shelduck
    1 Cormorant
    1 Great Crested Grebe (Grebe and male merganser had a neck lowering and gaping bill confrontation, probably fishing dispute, could be French birds.
    2 Red Breasted Merganser
    Glasson Marsh from Sunderland Point
    57 Pinkfoot ( Flew off before you arrived Ian)
    8 Shelduck
    313 Wigeon
    Other
    75 Fieldfare in nearby field.

    garry sharples
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    Great you got to do this Alan as I was running about a bit trying to count East and West of the peninsula in case you couldn’t do the WEBS…you got more Godwits than me on the Lades side….they seemed very flighty…. Lots of waders in fields Today.

    On the Middleton Sands side for the WEBS…(plus some more Jan survey stuff ‘highlights’)

    380 Oystercatcher
    550 Bar Tailed Godwit
    31 Black Tailed Godwit
    2120 Dunlin
    720 Knot
    8 Turnstone
    277 Grey Plover
    7 Snipe
    94 Redshank
    332 Lapwing
    248 Curlew
    470 Wigeon
    6 Mallard
    33 Shelduck
    2 Little Egret
    9 LBBG
    4 GBBG
    2 Herring Gull
    17 B H Gulls
    1 Cormorant
    1 Moorhen

    In addition…155 Golden Plover, 210 Curlew, 350 Lapwing in fields to rear of Potts Corner

    Other stuff
    23 Twite
    36 Fieldfare
    8 Redwing
    1 Tree Sparrow
    8 Long Tailed Tit
    1 Rock Pipit
    3 Meadow Pipit
    1 Reed Bunting
    1 Grey Wagtail
    Male Sparrowhawk

    Several Hundred PF Geese in fields East of Heysham Moss whilst driving past.

    Pete Marsh
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    Were the godwits roosting on Lades Marsh at high tide? If not where did they go at high tide please to avoid duplicative count. Thanks

    garry sharples
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    There was no overlap – always looked for and tends to occur more on the 10M plus tides.

    Alan Smith
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    All Godwits remained on the exposed mudflats/sandbanks around Lades Marsh area, it was only a 9.1mtr tide with plenty of exposed areas at high water, as Garry referred on a 10mtr+, everything is lifted and flying to various locations.
    Interesting count Garry on the Middleton roost due to no overlap.

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