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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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