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  • Dan Haywood
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      in reply to: Fairfield 7/5 #8805

      Northbound visible migration over the reserve this morning (0500-0715) comprised;

      Lesser Redpoll 34 (in twos and threes)
      Tree Pipit 1
      Swallow 1

      Breeding interest on the reserve included Shelduck, Lapwing (no successful breeding since 2016), Whitethroat and Reed Warbler.

      Dan Haywood
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        in reply to: Aldcliffe #8773

        What could well have been the same Cuckoo was singing in Scotch Quarry, Lancaster, the same morning (May 4th)

        Dan Haywood
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          in reply to: Eleven for health? #8338

          Yes, Alasdair- Magpies do indeed roost communally.

          Dan Haywood
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            Two Waxwings briefly in Windermere Rd area of Lancaster early morning.

            Ten Waxwings in the alders by the dipping pond at Leighton Moss early afternoon, which then flew off N. Two were seen shortly afterwards near the Leighton Moss orchard.

            Dan Haywood
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              in reply to: Sunday morning #7980

              Two Cattle Egrets seen going into the egret roost at Ashton Hall this evening. Came in W across Colloway Marsh where there were 560 Greylags and 130 Canada Goose.

              Water Rails heard- east end of Freeman’s Pools.

              Dan Haywood
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                in reply to: Lesser Whitethroat #7547

                Hi Barrie and Jon– how many pairs of Lesser Whitethroat (and other warblers- and where) do you reckon we have at Aldcliffe this season? I take it Lapwings have totally failed there this year? I usually keep notes but I’m away more or less all spring and summer.

                Cheers!

                Dan Haywood
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                  Hobby over Cockerham May 1st.

                  I’ve passed on your comment to the webmaster, Andrew.

                  Dan Haywood
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                    Hi Rosie– this Grasshopper Warbler is in (functionally linked land parcel) ‘A23’.

                    Dan Haywood
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                      in reply to: Torrisholme CC #7317

                      Hi Eddy. Yes– the new captchas are particularly tedious– so thanks for persevering. We’ve already voiced our opprobrium to the webmaster (who introduced the current system after some Chinese spam) and he’s looking into it.

                      Thanks again.

                      Dan Haywood
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                        Forgot to log two pairs of Lapwing in maize stubble at Slyne SD 47843 66430, April 8th.

                        Dan Haywood
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                          in reply to: Common scoter #7286

                          Also Willow Lane Lancaster– nine parties heading east-ish between 2125 and 2150. Clear at the moment, a very light tail wind.

                          Dan Haywood
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                            On the opposite pavement (Hutton Roof Crags) on April 8th I had less luck than Nick but did note 18 Willow Warblers singing across the wooded northern edge of the site Five Goldcrests singing in hazels here also. Breeding interest in the bracken slopes at SD563784 was confined to a singing male Stonechat and a pair of Linnets. A male Kestrel was hunting near the trig point at SD556774. A Siskin was singing in potential habitat by the ‘RC gate’ at SD545783.

                            A bit of northbound afternoon vis mig over the highest point included a male Crossbill.

                            Seven Chiffchaffs were singing in Lancelot Clark Storth and a pair of Marsh Tits were carrying nesting material there c.SD545775. Another Marsh Tit was singing at Holme Park Quarry LNR where four Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs and three Blackcap were in song. In the quarry itself breeding interest included Stock Dove, Jackdaw, Oystercatcher and Raven.

                            Species nesting in Burton-in-Kendal itself included Rook (5-6 active nests by the memorial hall), Starling, Collared Dove, House Sparrow, Blackbird and Greenfinch. Five Lesser Redpoll flew N over the high street.

                            Dan Haywood
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                              Birds using the feeding station today included 7 Stock Dove and 4 Linnet.

                              25 Fieldfare and a male Sparrowhawk in Pony Wood.

                              Dan Haywood
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                                Various late afternoon / dusk;

                                Colloway Marsh N:

                                Pink-footed Goose 740 including one with collar and ring(s).
                                European White-fronted Goose 3 (2 ad one first-winter)
                                Barnacle Goose 1
                                Shelduck 6
                                Raven 3

                                Red-breasted Merganser 1 fem on water.

                                Colloway Marsh S:

                                Pink-footed Goose 580

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                                Fieldfare: 76 flying west over Lune at Stodday at sunset–presumably to roost– but where?
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                                Curlew: 26 (seemingly all fems) (in A15)

                                Field containing Frog Pond (A5):

                                Wigeon 58
                                Mute Swan 15
                                Curlew 5

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                                  LDBWS Feeding Station:

                                  0930, 6 degrees

                                  Chaffinch 48
                                  Linnet 28
                                  Reed Bunting 5

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                                  Fieldfare 21 close by on brow of FLORA field.

                                  Dan Haywood
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                                    26 Jan: 155 Fieldfare at SD448556 (feeding in field W of Jeremy Lane)

                                    Dan Haywood
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                                      in reply to: Whooper Swan #6948

                                      Great. Thank you.

                                      Keep them coming!

                                      Dan.

                                      Dan Haywood
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                                        in reply to: Whooper Swan #6943

                                        Hi Gar–

                                        Thanks for getting back. Six would be much better if possible.

                                        Cheers,
                                        Dan
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                                        Dan Haywood
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                                          in reply to: Whooper Swan #6940

                                          Hi Gar–

                                          Could you give a six figure grid reference for this field for LDBWS records please?

                                          I find this site quite useful https://gridreferencefinder.com/

                                          Same with any of your records– they’re all valuable. Among other reasons it helps us pinpoint small areas of high conservation interest which might be lost to development or drainage.

                                          Anyway, thanks for your records to date and keep them coming!

                                          Cheers,
                                          Dan.

                                          Dan Haywood
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                                            A nice haul Garry.

                                            Reading that reminds me– 15 Twite at Pilling Lane Ends today (from RBA).

                                            Dan Haywood
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                                              At the nearby LDBWS feeding station at Fairfield:

                                              0930, minus 1 degrees.

                                              Chaffinch 71
                                              Linnet 13
                                              Blackbird 8
                                              Reed Bunting 7
                                              Jay 1 (a table first!)

                                              Dan Haywood
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                                                in reply to: Recent Sightings #6884

                                                Estimated 100,000 Starlings in to roost at Leighton yesterday 15 Jan.

                                                Thanks Alasdair McKee et al.

                                                Dan Haywood
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                                                  1000, 1 degrees Celsius

                                                  Selected sightings:

                                                  Chaffinch increased to 52 (preponderance of males in contrast to recent visits)
                                                  Linnet 15

                                                  Lapwing 8 Flora Field (A20)

                                                  Fairfield paths are more slippery than the Cresta Run today so I wouldn’t advise visiting the feeding station area without crampons / PPE.

                                                  Dan Haywood
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                                                    Similar counts there at 1030 today(when 3 degrees below zero) but

                                                    Stock Dove 9

                                                    Dan Haywood
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                                                      in reply to: Aldcliffe #6745

                                                      Hi Barrie– your two adult Whooper Swans (including the one with the yellow ring) had become three by sunset when I had a crack at counting the geese;

                                                      Pink-footed Goose 1800 in A5 (see attached) and a further 370 on the western slopes of the drumlins (A6) also a further 38 (A3)
                                                      Greylag 630 (A5)
                                                      European White-fronted Goose 4 (adults A5)
                                                      Canada Goose 2 (A5)
                                                      Barnacle Goose 1 (A5)

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