Swallow !

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John Frankland
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Swallow !

Post by John Frankland » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:28 pm

Twin Lakes 250 to 320
Swallow 1 possibly 2 *
Sand Martin 10 *
Great crested grebe 5
Tufted duck 5
Sparrowhawk 1
Goldcrest 1
Pied Wagtail 10
Meadow Pipit 20

Also Mediterranean Gull 1 amongst 300 Black Headed Gull and 1 Herring Gull opposite Buy a Bike. And 1 Curlew.

* 2 more take me to 103 for the year.

Chris Rae
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Re: Swallow !

Post by Chris Rae » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:23 pm

103 ☺

Neville Root
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Re: Swallow !

Post by Neville Root » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:39 pm

Thx to the NATS posters looks like the hirundines have arrived today, so made unplanned late visit to the Twin Lakes.
5.15- 6.15 River Douglas (Pumping Station): cormorant, gr heron, mute swan (2), shelduck (2), buzzard, possible merlin (v fast & v small flying away - aren't they always - towards Rufford), oystercatcher, lapwing, BH - LBB gull, stock dove (2), pied wagtail, reed bunting.
6.15 -6.30 Eyes Lane\R Douglas: GC grebe, teal (single), mallard, goosander (m & f), 12 released pheasants only birds on the dried out former floods.
6.30-7.15 Twin Lakes: GC grebe, mallard, moorhen, snipe, woodpigeon, sand martin (10-12), swallow (at least 2) + plenty of insects, wren, robin, blackbird, fieldfare, song thrush (3), mistle thrush, chiffchaff (singing nr to the Croston footy hut), goldcrest, goldfinch (5), linnet (4).

The 3 additional Spring migrant brings my Chorley total to 93.

Neville Root
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Re: Swallow !

Post by Neville Root » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:42 pm

I should have of course mentioned that the 3 Spring migrants were swallow, sand martin and chiffchaff

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