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Post Info TOPIC: Hodbarrow, Foulney, etc.

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RE: Hodbarrow, Foulney, etc.

Hodbarrow 2-3 -

10 White Wagtail
20 Pied Wagtail
Numerous Oystercatcher
20 Red-breasted Merganser
4 Lapwing
1 Wheatear
2 Bar-tailed Godwit
1 Whimbrel
60+ Sandwich Tern
6 Common Tern
3 Little Tern
1 Gannet
4 Redshank
3 Shelduck

On the outskirts at Millom-

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Usual common and sandwich terns, no little terns have nested this year unfortunately.
Lots of ringed plover, oystercatchers, rb mergs, etc, a dozen gannets fishing off-shore.
3 dark morph Arctic skuas. One gave great views, chasing terns and eventually landing on the inland pool to preen and bathe.

Arctic and little terns nesting, also two common and four sandwich terns.
Several hundred moulting male eiders.
3 sanderling, half a dozen dunlin, a dozen turnstone.
1 stonking pale morph Arctic skua that followed the terns in off the sea.

Warton Crag:
Two eyass peregrines almost fully fledged - they're moving along the cliff face around the nest.

Eric Morcambe complex, Leighton Moss:
2 marsh harriers, lesser whitethroat behind EM hide.
2 greenshank, 1 spotted redshank, 2 knot, c400 black-tailed godwits, plus usual waders.
6 little gulls
48 teal
Adult male peregrine flew through.

Sunderland Point:
2 whimbrel (one or two birds have summered here for the last few years)
2 Arctic terns
10 eiders

Finally, just as I was about to set off for home, I noticed a large white bird having a bit of a scrap with a heron. Turned out to be a spoonbill - probably the one seen at Leighton Moss recently?

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