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  • Nick Godden
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      Slyne on 21/12
      Woodcock flew west over A6 around dusk into maize field at SD479664

      Leighton Moss on 22/12
      Water pipit right in front of Lilians hide
      Green woodpecker calling from Grisedale Wood
      Fieldfare 34 flew west
      Goldeneye and 400 wigeon on Eric Morecambe complex

      Heaton Marsh
      Dunlin 187 and rock pipit at high tide on 23rd
      Whooper Swan 2 juv on 24th at SD443610 with 89 greylag

      Morecambe prom 25/12
      Purple sandpiper 2 initially on groyne by Seaborne Road then moved to Broadway as tide came in
      Great crested grebe 3
      Red-breasted merganser 2
      Ringed plover 19
      Oystercatcher 600
      Turnstone 70
      Reed bunting – a fantastic sight of 21-22 on the saltmarsh by The Battery, moving onto the rock armour as the tide covered the marsh. I’ve never seen more than one here before. 1 rock pipit there too

      Nick Godden
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        Also on 24th – Lune from Sunderland Point
        720 black-tailed godwit on East side by Crook Farm
        Lapwing 650
        Golden plover 21
        Wigeon 160
        Red-breasted merganser 3
        Great crested grebe 1

        60 goldfinch in Overton village behind the pub

        Nick Godden
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          26/12

          Bolton-le-Sands saltmarsh
          Goosander 1
          Peregrine 1
          Skylark 27
          Twite 5 by horse paddock

          Crag Bank floods
          Black-tailed godwit 2
          Redshank 71
          Lapwing 159
          Curlew 5
          Oystercatcher 39
          Pied wagtail 16
          Meadow pipit 8
          Starling 2000

          Warton Mires
          European White-fronted goose 1st w
          Greylag goose 77
          Pintail 83
          Wigeon 479
          Gadwall 14
          Shoveler 9
          Black-tailed godwit 37
          Lapwing 115

          Nick Godden
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            Heysham Moss on 30th
            Curlew 220 beside Oxcliffe Road
            Pink-footed goose 185

            Morecambe Golf Course on 30th
            Jackdaw 735 pre roost gathering
            Carrion crow 61 and 5 rook as above

            Pine Lake on 31st
            Tufted duck 144
            Pochard 26
            Shoveler 7
            Wigeon 51
            Goldeneye 14
            Goosander 2
            Coot 272
            Great crested grebe 6

            Nick Godden
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              Some highlights from today

              Heysham
              Pale-bellied Brent goose 14 off playground

              Morecambe prom
              Red-breasted merganser 8
              Bar-tailed godwit 58

              Bolton le Sands
              Twite 6
              Linnet 3
              Merlin f
              Rock pipit 1
              Skylark 16

              Cockersands
              Fieldfare 103
              Wigeon 4850

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