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RE: Campfield Marsh


From Sat 07/01/2017

Unfortunately low tide for my visit, but plenty of Barnacle Geese near the scrape along the coast road with two leucistic birds seen.

Good to see plenty of Pintail (I counted 38) and Wigeon on the pools.

Slightly surprised to see a Little Grebe out in the channel near Port Carlisle - not seen one on salt water before!



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Yesterday's excitement

Great views of a ringtail Hen Harrier from the hide in sunny weather!smile

 



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Distant views of the Snow Goose today with 100s of Barnacle Geese. It was actually across the bay viewed from North of Anthorn village, only 5 minutes from the RSPB reserve. 

A note of caution that I also had great views of 3 leucistic Barnacle Geese so check those primaries. 



-- Edited by Chris Harper on Monday 28th of December 2015 06:40:07 PM

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Sun 28th

Beautiful setting overlooking the Soway but the action was on a small scrape by the side of the road.

c40 Lapwing were put up by an unsuccessful hunting Merlin. Other waders on the pool included 3 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Curlew and the star attraction - a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. Waterfowl numbered c30 Teal and 6 Shoveler.

A juv Peregrine flew within 10 metres causing havoc amongst the corvids. Then a thick fog rolled up the Solway and that was that.

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