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    Afternoon of 14th at Eric Morecambe
    A few pinkfeet and 1 barnacle goose visible amongst the greylags on the outer marsh, spoonbill splitting its time between Morecambe and Allen Pools

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Pink-footed Geese #4053

    Hi Alan. There could have been some overlap, but we’d only reached 305 by 14.07, with the last skein at 14.50. Some were inland of Lindeth Rd / JB Lane, others over the estuary. You must have got a number that we didn’t.
    John

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Pink-footed Geese #4045

    Between 13.45 and 15.15 we walked from Shore Road, Silverdale to JBP and back. Counting the various skeins flying over reached a total of c 650.

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Geese #4041

    150 over Silverdale mid afternoon

    John Webb
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    In EM Hide 8.30 to 9.15, probably noticed rings about 9.00. Noted 18 avocets in total.

    John Webb
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    26th: 18 avocets including one with yellow rings on both legs. Left leg flag “6V”

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Various sites #3474

    Hi Nick.
    I also noticed the gap in the annual report, at least as applied to the Silverdale area, and decided to record every contact for the first 6 months of the year. Have 40+ records since 1/1/21. All from Arnside/Silverdale AONB. Will send these direct to Recorder after 30th June, along with 20+ stock dove records, which also seemed to be under-represented for the same area.
    John

    John Webb
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    Received an update today on the deer deaths. A post mortem indicates one of them was not caused by dog attack.

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Leighton Moss #2936

    Causeway screen 5.20 – 6.45.
    5 little and 2 great white egrets out of roost at 6.05, 1 further great white at 6.30.
    (13/4/19 there was 1 great white at 6.04, and 18 little egrets between 6.13 and 6.25.)

    John Webb
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    in reply to: JBP #2926

    And walking past mid-tide 24 hours later: 2 avocets, 2 grey plover, and 2 bar-tailed godwits.

    John Webb
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    21st march, 340 pinkfeet visible from embankment between Heald Brow and RSPB car park. 4 avocets and pair of pintail on Allen Pool. Chiffchaffs singing slope of Heald Brow and Jack Scout. 3 rbm low tide at JBP.
    Recent weeks parts of Silverdale skjaer have started to re-emerge from the sand while parts of the outer end of JBP breakwater have disappeared. A significant channel has developed close inshore so that incoming tide hits shore part of breakwater first. February it was shore end of main section of breakwater, less than 12 months ago it was furthest rocks of breakwater.

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Brimstone #2605

    Afternoon visit. Coltsfoot in car park, brimstone in Storrs Lane, frog chorus on the causeway. Bitterns and cetti’s calling, harriers sparring.
    From screen beside hide: 2 otters, 55 tufted duck, 27 goldeneye, 6 pochard. A further 18 tufted duck and 2 goldeneye visible on Lilians Pool from Storrs Lane.

    John Webb
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    BTO GBW info for our Silverdale garden.
    2020 we recorded 51 weeks.
    Greenfinch were recorded in 50 weeks, numbers from 1 – 10.
    Tree sparrows were recorded in 42 weeks, numbers from 1 – 6.
    2021 has started with the same numbers of each species in each of the first 3 weeks, namely 3 greenfinch, and 4 tree sparrow.

    John Webb
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    in reply to: Pinkfeet #2050

    And 2 more skeins from Fleagarth Wood about 2.00 this afternoon. Estimated c160 in 1 skein heading North over Leighton Moss, and c450 in the skein passing North directly over our heads.

    John Webb
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    Is it a perennial problem for WeBS when the waders use these inland sites? There were 50 oystercatchers in the field above Know End just after high tide this morning. Did not count the number remaining on the shore, along with redshank, curlew, and 9 dunlin. Also 28 eider.
    Yesterday morning a couple of curlew flocks (10 – 12 in each) passing over Leighton Moss, where also saw 2 marsh harriers, m & f goldeneye, and 8 bearded tits gritting on the causeway track.

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