Marshside, Southport - Saturday 3rd February

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Neil Southworth
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Marshside, Southport - Saturday 3rd February

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Unfortunately, the Bewick Swans had flown off before we arrived, but on the positive side it was dry whilst we were there. There were an impressive number of Pintail and Shoveler on the floods. we could do with a few of them at Bretherton! Full sightings:-
Mute Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Crow, Skylark, Starling, Robin, Stonechat, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit

nora west
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Re: Marshside, Southport - Saturday 3rd February

Post by nora west » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:05 pm

Also a Brown Hare seen by Paul.

Neil Southworth
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Re: Marshside, Southport - Saturday 3rd February

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:07 pm

Marsh Harriers with green shoulder tags were apparently ringed at Sculthorpe Moor in Norfolk in 2012 by the Hawk and Owl Trust.

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