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  • joncarter
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    in reply to: Leighton Moss #4008

    The pectoral sandpiper was present in the morning at Lillian’s but played hard to get in the afternoon.
    Single knot among the godwits.
    Bearded tits are being seen regularly on / around the grit trays.

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Pectoral sandpiper #4001

    Reported on and off today but some sightings are known to have referred to a ruff…

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Pectoral sandpiper #3996

    Present again mid-morning (Weds)

    joncarter
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    Number of nests at Chancellor’s Wharf, Lancaster are well down this year. Similarly, very few nesting swallows seen in lots of traditional sites.

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Green Sandpiper #3550

    Presumably the same returning bird (3rd year now?) which was ringed, I think, at Woolston Eyes?

    joncarter
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    Up to 4 spoonbill present at times today (inc 2 flying over main reserve in the morning).
    Also, the first marsh harrier fledgling emerged from one of the nests today. How many more to come?

    joncarter
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    For reference, a photo has been seen and the ID verified of the sighting on June 6.
    As stated above purple herons can be extremely elusive when in reedbeds – fingers crossed it sticks around and finds a nice viewable spot to hang around in!

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe #3442

    Interesting starling observations Dan. I was recently remarking how few ‘post-breeding’ starling flocks i’ve seen so far and how few juvs appear to be in those groups. My last Aldcliffe visit earlier this week saw hardly any. Good to hear they’re on their way!

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    joncarter
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    in reply to: FAUNA dragonflies #3432

    Also large red damselflies at Leighton Moss – and of course hobby sightings are becoming increasingly frequent as more odonata emerges!

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    joncarter
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    3 spoonbills visible from the train at c8.30am
    One on EM Pools at 5.35pm (yes, from the train)

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Spoonbill #3313

    In fairness, ‘little else’ did include:
    7 eider, 2 greenshank, lots of avocets and 2 Mediterranean gulls. Sedge warbler singing in the field on the approach to the hides (whitethroat singing there yesterday) and a very obliging barn owl.
    🙂

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Leighton Moss #3284

    Haha – yep. Aldcliffe is clearly an autopilot…

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Spoonbill #3248

    PLEASE NOTE – these hides and the car park currently remain closed to the public.
    The pools can be viewed from the Crag Viewpoint, or from the train!

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe #2991

    Postscript: late afternoon / early eve

    5 goldeneye on Freeman’s Pools
    2 pairs LRP on Wildfowlers’ Pools
    Pair of peregrine with freshly caught lapwing on estuary
    Whitethroat still at Stodday
    White & pied wags with 40+ mipits on the Flood

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe #2967

    12 white wags on the Flood at midday today & 3 LR plover seen on Wildfowlers’ Pools.
    No copulating observed.

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    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe marsh #2831

    4 house martins by the W Pools along with 5 swallows early afternoon.
    3 LRP still present with one male actively displaying.
    Just 1 white wagtail among the small number of pieds.
    2 peregrines (adult hunting BT godwits on estuary & juv by Freeman’s Pools)

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Blackcap Silverdale #2761

    A couple were singing around the Leighton Moss visitor centre / garden today. Lovely!

    joncarter
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    Re the Eric Morecambe & Allen hides: The predator fence has been installed and we are hoping to open the hides and car park on April 12, in accordance with government guidelines.
    These hides and car park will be opened and closed on a daily basis (other hides on the reserve will remain open at all times).

    Please keep an eye on the Leighton Moss website, Facebook page or Twitter account for updates.

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by joncarter.
    joncarter
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    in reply to: Taiga Bean Goose #2545

    Single bird with pinkfeet.

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe Knot #2521

    Hmm… certainly seen knot on the Wildfowlers’ Pools, not sure about the Flood itself. I’ll have a peek at my notebooks!

    joncarter
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    Hi – do you mean male Reed buntings?

    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe #2369

    The colour-ringed godwit was feeding among the geese in the fields late afternoon. Great to see its history.
    Tundra bean and L whitefront still present.

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    joncarter
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    in reply to: Aldcliffe Marsh #1642

    Great to see so many finches in the maize fields – more than I’ve seen there in at least 20 years! Large finch flocks were once a regular feature of Aldcliffe in winter often along the tideline, but an apparent lack of food in the tide rack (plus increased disturbance from walkers / dogs?) has seen a big reduction.
    Majority of birds today were chaffinches (c80) and c20 tree sparrows, along with a scattering of greenfinch, linnet and reed buntings.

    9 goldeneye on Freeman’s Pool, 2 on Wildfowlers’ Pools.

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