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  • Alasdair Taylor
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    I’d like to add my appreciation of Nick’s leadership on Friday morning. Thanks so much for sharing such a great (and accessible) spot Nick! Will definitely be returning later in the year.

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    in reply to: Various sites #3473

    I heard one yaffling in Aughton woods in April this year.

    Alasdair Taylor
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    I’m afraid I don’t qualify on either count (primary school teacher or expert on curlews), but a good person to make enquiries through might be Jean Roberts, who is the local organiser for the BTO, and if you do manage to get some activities organised let me know, as I do think curlews are pretty ace. Good luck!

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    in reply to: Canalside Cetti’s #3335

    I heard another “Atkins’ bastard nightingale” along the Glasson branch of the canal Wednesday evening.

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    in reply to: Local swallows #2915

    Couple of swallows in evidence in Scotforth this morning, also one seen over the canal between Galgate and Brantbeck bridge while doing the WeBS count.

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    in reply to: Whimbrel at Bare #2816

    Don’t apologise – that’s a smashing photo, with the oystercatcher for scale – thank you!

    Alasdair Taylor
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    I quite understand that OS references are necessary for the serious science, but can you spell out the other reasons for me? Thanks.

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    That battleships post wasn’t me, BTW – either a different Alasdair or my account’s been hacked.

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    Thanks very much for the explanation Dan, and I’d absolutely jump at the chance to get out in the field with a local expert. I’ve been on a couple of guided walks at Leighton Moss and got a great deal out of those. I’ve actually lived (or at least worked) in Lancaster for almost 20 years, but I’m in no doubt that it’s perfectly possible to overlook so much for so long. That seems to be a recurring theme over the past 12 months – folk developing an appreciation of what’s on their doorstep. Your feeding station initiative in Fairfield plays right into that. One more question if I may: would there be any objection to using What3Words to communicate “non-sensitive” sighting locations? It has the advantages of being free to anyone with a smartphone and considerably more precise than an OS reference (3m x 3m!). I’ve only tried it at home, and it gives a different location for every room! Cheers, Alasdair

    Alasdair Taylor
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    Hi Dan, can you explain what the “A” numbers in your post mean? Feels like I’m inhabiting a parallel Lancaster sometimes, one in which I think I’m passing through the same physical locations but failing to spot 2/3 of the birds present! Thanks, Alasdair

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