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  • Alan Smith
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    338 Wigeon
    57 Curlew
    200 Black Tailed Godwit
    800 Bar Tailed Godwit
    85 Dunlin
    160 Knot
    2 Mallard (Where are they)
    9 Shelduck
    45 Redshank
    48 Lapwing
    7 LBB Gull
    37 BH Gull
    Other
    1 Short Eared Owl
    1 Rock Pipit in front of house at high water
    In the garden,
    Blue and great Tit
    Song Thrush (very rare sighting nowadays) feeding on ground feed and meal worms, soaked for awhile in warm water to make them soft and also it brings the oil out.
    Many Blackbirds
    1 Fieldfare (been with us all week, feeding on apples saved from summer and ground feed
    House Sparrow
    Tree Sparrow
    Robins (three in garden at the moment, feathers will fly I suspect soon
    Wren feeding on crushed mealworm and berry flavoured suet pellets
    Pied Wagtail feeding as above
    Collared Dove,
    Pheasant
    Above and below count carried out on Saturday due to severe wind on Sunday which duly arrived, force ten at times with very few birds to be seen. The shoreline on Saturday was freezing on the incoming tide
    Glasson Marsh from Sunderland Point
    500 Wigeon
    109 Curlew
    120 Grey Plover
    22 Shelduck
    137 Lapwing
    42 Crows Doesn’t look good for future ground nesters
    14 LBB Gull
    2 FM Hen Harrier Hawking fields at northern end of Crook Farm
    Other
    2 Hares on the marsh, feeding and chasing each other but not yet boxing.

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