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  • andrewmccafferty
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      [20/05/2024, 09:22:48] Various: Quiet on the sea from north wall with c55 Common Scoter in 6 flocks and two sandwich tern. A quick check from Ocean edge however saw 21 plus 14 Kittiwake floating in with the first group taking flight and climbing high

      [20/05/2024, 09:29:49] Various: Another c60 small gulls on sea very distant from Ocean edge with a few lifting up and dropping definitely kittiwake

      [20/05/2024, 12:03:42] Beth Fox: Red Kite over Barrow Scout/Eric Morecambe complex 11am

      [20/05/2024, 16:56:16] Various: Hooded crow or hybrid reported to L Moss staff from somewhere on site – photo awaited

      [20/05/2024, 18:30:03] Various: No further news on reported hooded crow but 2cy little gull still EM oool in pm

      andrewmccafferty
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        [21/05/2024, 10:57:22] Various: Sea off Heysham a quiet mill pond this am but still a flock of 70 kittiwake in (two red throat, c25 common scoter, grey seal). Also 300 plus 700 Knot heading north. Last day of lengthy seabird monitoring. Unprecedented passage of presumably high Arctic Kittiwake population the highlight this week, some 1.5 months after the usual peak passage of Kittiwake

        [21/05/2024, 15:09:06] Various: 2cy little gull causeway midday

        [21/05/2024, 18:08:49] Various: 2cy little gull EM pool mid pm – two birds in Leighton area?

        [22/05/2024, 11:44:19] Various: Heysham: flock of three Manx shearwater out in 30m Seawatch near high tide

        [22/05/2024, 19:28:16] Andrew McCafferty: 5 Little Gulls still on Conder Pool this evening

        andrewmccafferty
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          [23/05/2024, 16:33:00] Various: Over 50 Sanderling on Heysham skeer on dropping tide – earlier northbound Osprey (migrant, not fishing loiterer)

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