Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Rock Pipit courtesy of Dan 

Another big tide and more Rock Pipits. Today started off from sewage works and headed north to Freeman’s Pools. Got off to a good start 3 Rockits and male Merlin………

Rock Pipits, 16 in total along the length of the route.
Meadow Pipit 2
Merlin 1
Raven 2, on the corner pylon.
Peregrine, 2
Snipe 4
Skylark 20, flock of 9 heading NE.
Greenfinch 4/5, numbers increasing.
Stock Dove 8, amazing number for Aldcliffe, in the stubble field with Woodpigeon.
Little Egret 3
Dunlin 100
Golden Plover 110
Curlew 150
Lapwing, couple of thousand.
Pink Footed Goose 17 heading east

High Tide

Freeman’s Pool
Smew 1
Green Sandpiper 1
Black-headed Gulls, 110 on the island, I noticed similar number yesterday, we were wondering if they were planning to breed and colonise! There were also 65 Lapwing jostling for space. Usual Coot and Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Shelduck.


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