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  • Alan Smith
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      71 Curlew
      30 Oystercatcher
      45 Lapwing
      191 Redshank
      2 Shelduck with 10 very plump ducklings
      18 Mute Swan (57 counted at low water)
      4 Cormorants
      9 Common Tern fishing and feeding young with sprat sat on sand bar
      Glasson Marsh,
      196 Curlew,
      Mudflats at S/Pt 1 Curlew with leg rings Right Tibia White, Right Tarsus Orange over Red, Left Tarsus, Metal Ring

      Rob Foster
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        Hi Alan,
        The Curlew is a sat tagged bird, part of the GWCT project. Its a male bird, tagged at Tarnbrook in 2022. It wintered at Sunderland Point/Glasson marsh last year, and returned to breed in the same field this year.

        Dolphinholme school adopted it and called it Acanthus.

        There are 2 birds currently on Cockerham Marsh, tagged this year.



        Alan Smith
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          Thanks Rob for this additional interesting information, hopefully other birds will turn up,

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