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Blackpool/St Annes


Just to clarify the post below..

I thought they couldnt fly .. obviously I know they can, I meant I thought the zoo ones were possibly clipped and flightless.

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Sunday 22nd of May 2022 09:18:35 PM

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Sunday.
Trip to Blackpool Zoo.

- Chiffchaff and Blackcap around the whole zoo
- 5/6 Ring-necked Parakeets near Wolf enclosure
- Barnacle Geese breeding all over the zoo. I thought they couldnt fly but plenty doing just that

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Rob Creek wrote:

2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS near the Go-Karting track

Info thanks to Steve Burke, another lifer for me!

Also...
Redshank - around 40
Turnstone - around 20
Oystercatcher - a few dotted about
A few common Gull species including Herring and Black-headed





glad you went to see them rob, when I was there 1 of the purple sandpipers was sat on the go-karting track wall about 15 yards away with the turnstones.
also plenty common scoter far out, but a few closer in.

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2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS near the Go-Karting track

Info thanks to Steve Burke, another lifer for me!

Also...
Redshank - around 40
Turnstone - around 20
Oystercatcher - a few dotted about
A few common Gull species including Herring and Black-headed

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Single Velvet Scoter in a group of c30 Common Scoter at 08:00hrs this morning just south of Central Pier

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Seen on a little ramble from Fleetwood Ferry to the Pleasure Beach...ooh my feet!

Eider 10m 1f
Cormorant 5
Oystercatcher 10+
Turnstone 50+...some very tame.
Ringed Plover 15+
Sanderling 60+
Skylark 1 singing near Rossall School.
Pink-footed Geese 80+ heading North.
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult just off shore adjacent to the Venue Pub, Cleveleys.
Redshank 60+
Black-headed Gulls
Herring Gulls
Lesser Black-backed Gulls

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 28th of February 2013 09:49:44 PM

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From go karting track @ The Gynn
2 Purple Sandpipers
1 Common Scoter
1 Great Crested Grebe
12 Eider in two groups ( one group consisting of 1F followed by 6m)
1 Ringed Plover
Turnstones
Redshank
Oystercatcher
Good numbers of 'common' gull species including one perfect Great Black Backed Gull

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15:30hrs: Single Leach's Petrel feeding, 200m off end of Central Pier. Lifer for me!

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2 long eared owls reported from marton mere today

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Hi Mike,
Sorry, no sightings

Geoff

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Hi Geoff

Any sign of the LEO's? I believe 2 are supposed to be in residence at the moment.

Mike

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Had a good day today at Marton Mere and Fairhaven/Lytham

Pick Footed Geese
Linnets
Curlew
Gray Plover

loads of all the usual waders etc




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