Steve W called yesterday saying that there were around 2000 pinkfeet at Aldcliffe and Guy McC today posted the following on the LDBWS wesbsite.
4 European white fronts associating with the greylags on the field next to the new sea defence. I later saw only three in the Lune. c. 2000ish PFG's in the improved fields. These were later flushed and moved across the Lune to the bypass area.
8 rock pipit, 6 meadow pipit, 1 grey and 1 pied wag and 4 snipe counted along the high tide mark. 12 linnet counted along cycle track. 1 merlin and 1 little egret near Bank pool.
4 shoveller and 2 gadwall in one small area of the Freemans pool. Goldcrest in Freemans.
A conversation with Pete Crooks last night revealed that there were/are apparently also 3 barnacle geese consorting with the pinkfoot flock. On top of that, a waxwing has been visiting his garden which just about falls into the 'parish' boundary... what a weekend for me to go to Cornwall to see my old mate Ziggy!! Bet there's nowt left by Saturday...