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  • Clay G
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      28/04/2024, 08:56 – Various: Glossy ibis in flooded field next to horse paddock Middleton

      28/04/2024, 09:30 – Peter: Spoonbill on Barrow Scout pools as seen from Crag view point. Also 2 swifts. Spot red still in LM Morecambe pool

      28/04/2024, 10:20 – Ian: Conder Green: 3 Cattle Egrets, Spotted Redshank, Common Tern.

      28/04/2024, 12:39 – Shaun: Two Spoonbill just landed at the ‘Flood’, plus single one still on Barrow Scout pool, Leighton Moss – viewable from Crag Road viewpoint.

      28/04/2024, 13:21 – Various: Just received a report of ‘a stork’ heading over Middleton NR towards Middleton village. Should be a pic soon if correct

      28/04/2024, 20:38 – Various: Glossy ibis flew off high to the west from Middleton horse paddock at 0916 and was not back there in the afternoon (1515hrs). We’ve had ‘possible departure’ posts before but it is now fully moulted and ready to go

      Clay G
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        27/04/2024, 08:43 – Various: Glossy ibis still Middleton horse paddock (nothing of note over sea yet)

        27/04/2024, 09:08 – Clay: Yellow wag on Aldcliffe flood (plus one pied and one white)

        27/04/2024, 12:37 – Shaun: Cattle Egret 2 and Med Gull at Condor Pool. Spotted Redshank (sp) in creek opposite hide, plus Greenshank.

        27/04/2024, 14:43 – Josh: Spoonbill still EM pools

        27/04/2024, 16:21 – Shaun: Spoonbill on the ‘Flood” viewable from Crag Road viewpoint (plus GWEgret).

        27/04/2024, 21:32 – Various: No sign of glossy ibis at Middleton mid afternoon (present 0843)

        Clay G
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          26/04/2024, 08:59 – Various: New spoonbill in on em pools this am (not seen over heysham 😊where not a lot this morning – just Sandwich terns and whimbrel of note)

          26/04/2024, 09:49 – Mike: Couldn’t find it from Crag Rd viewpoint 9.30.

          26/04/2024, 12:58 – Richard: 3 cattle egrets at conder

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          26/04/2024, 16:43 – Various: Glossy ibis still in horse paddock

          26/04/2024, 18:46 – Various: Yesterday: 1st summer Little Gull (thanks Philip), also spotted redshank same place

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          Clay G
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            I’m stepping in to do the WhatsApp updates while Andrew’s away:

            [25/04/2024, 08:35] Various: Low/turning tide seawatch from back of heysham harbour as yesterday: much better than expected in routine sampling in unfavourable NW wind: 75-85 Sandwich tern but only 11 in Lancs!, dm Arctic skua low up Kent channel line, briefly chasing ST, 19 pinkfeet, 30 bar tailed godwit, 6 whimbrel, 15 swallow. Most unexpected in nw winds was a group of 5 Arctic tern heading in

            [25/04/2024, 09:18] Various: Glosdy ibis still in horse paddock – nothing further of note on sea to 0900 as wind got up and sandbanks covered

            [25/04/2024, 15:35] Various: Little gull (no age mentioned) Allen pool late am (per RBA). Info suggests access still closed. Can someone clarify please?

            [25/04/2024, 15:55] Colin Barnes: Access is now open

            Clay G
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              12 in the larger field as I type this message, although they started in the smaller one that borders Stock-a-Bank.

              Clay G
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                in reply to: Rookeries #8547

                St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe. Seen from the bus in passing but definitely at least 12 nests. SD4981.

                Clay G
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                  in reply to: Rookeries #8544

                  Two more in the southeast corner of SD46:

                  – 12-14 nests at the north end of Grab Lane
                  – 23 nests in tall trees lining the entrance to Pottery Gardens

                  Clay G
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                    in reply to: Rookeries #8511

                    SD491617 – Standen Park, by Quernmore Road. 16 nests.

                    Clay G
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                      in reply to: Hawfinch #8500

                      FYI I was there from 8:30-9 yesterday and the hawfinches were still showing well in the trees, though only one bird was on the ground (and only briefly). But it’s not a total write-off if you can’t make it as early as half 7.

                      Clay G
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                        In case anyone reading this site doesn’t get the news elsewhere: Lesser Scaup seen again (not by me) from Lower Hide late afternoon today.

                        Clay G
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                          The chaffinches (c30-40) and reed buntings (c10) were making liberal use of the tables and surrounding area between 9:30 and 10:00 this morning, along with a couple of great tits, at least one robin and a blackbird.

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                          Clay G
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                            in reply to: Pinkfoot geese #7901

                            That maybe explains why I saw one Pinkfoot with what appeared to be a damaged wing waddling around on the opposite bank of the Lune to Conder Marsh.

                            Clay G
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                              Another Hummingbird Hawk-moth seen on Brewery Lane, Lancaster, probing the buddleia growing out of the wall of one of the old Mitchell’s buildings. SD 479 617

                              Clay G
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                                Yesterday (14th Apr), 6-7pm

                                Using the tables but also on the ground nearby:
                                1x Reed bunting (m)
                                4x Linnet (3m, 1 not sure)
                                1x Chaffinch (m)
                                4x Great tit
                                1x Blue tit
                                1x Robin
                                3x Mallard (2m, 1f)
                                2x Stock dove
                                1x Wood pigeon
                                4x Feral pigeon
                                2x Blackbird (both male)
                                2x Jackdaw

                                Plus 6 more jackdaws, a crow, a male pheasant and several black-headed gulls feeding in the field further away from the tables. Also a chiffchaff nearby in the woods and a nuthatch heard.

                                Clay G
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                                  Hi Jen, it was nice to meet you this morning.

                                  From the Aldcliffe Marsh footpath (Freeman’s Pool end) I saw approx. 500 geese flying off towards the estuary at 11:45. It looked like two flocks converging so I suspect they were your Heaton Marsh groups. The ~400 on Aldcliffe Marsh were still there when I got there, and someone I met on the path mentioned they had seen a couple of white-fronted geese amongst them, although I couldn’t make these out when I got there.

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