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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
100+Eider
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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4.30am-8.30pm

Hodbarrow:
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.

Foulney:
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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