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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
      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,
      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
      2 Hares on the marsh, feeding and chasing each other but not yet boxing.

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