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  • guymcclelland
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      in reply to: Aldcliffe #8776

      Late morning 6.5
      2 wheatear on the high tide mark.
      1 male whinchat seen briefly flying close to the sea wall at Wildfowlers’ but I couldn’t relocate.
      Slightly OOA 1 lesser whitethroat singing close to horse paddocks Snuff Mill Lane and one singing at Lunecliffe on the canal. It can be heard close to where the path from Ashton Rd. joins with the towpath.

      guymcclelland
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        in reply to: Rookeries #8655

        Approx. 40 nests at entrance of Ellel Grange and 2 additional nests 300m south on A6.

        guymcclelland
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          in reply to: Lune estuary #8646

          I forgot about 4 skylark singing between Marsh Point and the pylons.

          guymcclelland
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            in reply to: Rookeries #8564

            4 nests in the grounds of the Muslim Girls’ School on Ashton Rd.

            guymcclelland
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              in reply to: Rookeries #8548

              South Lancaster rookeries:

              4 nests Brantwood Drive.
              8 nests 200m south on the A6.
              2 nests north of Bailrigg Village.
              53 nests (approx.) entrance to Lancaster University campus via Bailrigg village.
              10 nests (limited views) inside campus close to Bailrigg village entrance.

              guymcclelland
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                Hi Filosophy,

                I have seen this gadwall also. It wasn’t accompanied by a female when I saw it.

                Guy

                guymcclelland
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                  in reply to: Blackcap #8204

                  A female blackcap visited my feeders in Hala today.

                  guymcclelland
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                    in reply to: Osprey #7711

                    A hummingbird hawkmoth has just paid a brief visit to the budleia to our garden on Cockersand Drive, Hala.

                    guymcclelland
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                      in reply to: University oiks #7690

                      A fledged juvenile kestrel was at the pond near the sports centre this evening. It was begging for food as its parent flew past.

                      guymcclelland
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                        I am happy to confirm that the oystercatchers have bred on the Lancaster University campus. 2 adults were accompanied by 2 sizeable chicks on the sports field to the east of the Health Innovation building this evening.

                        guymcclelland
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                          Thanks Jon. I am a definite fan of BHGs, so it is good to know that the possible increase in avocet chick survivorship is due to management of the area.

                          guymcclelland
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                            Hello John. Do you mind me asking if survival of avocet chicks is higher this year due to the demise of so many BHGs?

                            guymcclelland
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                              There is one I see regularly at Lancaster University, often alarm calling. There tends to be a couple earlier in the year. I certainly remember them last year also. I always wondered if they have nest on a roof, so it is interesting that there is a pair at St. Nic’s.

                              guymcclelland
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                                in reply to: Few bits & bobs… #7460

                                The only Aldcliffe sightings to add to this were two common terns on the rising tide at Marsh Point on Saturday.

                                guymcclelland
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                                  I mid-identified the exotic wildfowl seen flying over Aldcliffe Marsh. It was actually a ruddy shelduck – sorry seeing Dan’s message about the one seen in the vicinity of LM prompted me to check its identity.

                                  Guy

                                  guymcclelland
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                                    A visit on Sunday morning revealed:

                                    4 raven, possibly a family party, interacting over the marsh and making those wonderful croaking sound that ravens make.
                                    2 female wheatear on the salt marsh.
                                    What I think was an Egyptian goose flying over the salt marsh to Snatchems.
                                    A reed warbler new in at Bank Pool.

                                    guymcclelland
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                                      in reply to: Whimbrel #7330

                                      Also heard on Saturday at 2230.

                                      guymcclelland
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                                        The anting gulls at Hala have been equally spectacular on both the 8th and 9th of August, with hundreds present. There were at least 2 adult meds and a juvenile.

                                        guymcclelland
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                                          in reply to: Common tern #5753

                                          A kingfisher was on this stretch today. The tern was also present.

                                          guymcclelland
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                                            in reply to: Chiffchaffs #5229

                                            PM update

                                            Two willow warblers were singing in neighbouring gardens.

                                            guymcclelland
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                                              in reply to: Common Scoter Hala #5087

                                              In other Hala wildfowl news, the starling that imitates mallard quacks is also in residence for at least its 3rd spring.

                                              guymcclelland
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                                                in reply to: Aldcliffe Marsh #4491

                                                A barn owl was in the spruce plantation at dusk.

                                                guymcclelland
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                                                  in reply to: Blackcap – Hala #4477

                                                  A male blackcap made a similar short visit today.

                                                  guymcclelland
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                                                    in reply to: Various #4469

                                                    2 barn owls were hunting at Wildfowlers’ at dusk on the 1st of January.

                                                    guymcclelland
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                                                      in reply to: Otter in Bare #4459

                                                      Hi Jeff,

                                                      I saw an otter in the deculverted section of Burrow Beck at Hala Square in September 2020.
                                                      Burrow Beck provides a direct route to the canal and the estuary, which might explain how it found its way to Hala.

                                                      Guy

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