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Eyes Lane, Bretherton

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:23 pm
by Neil Southworth
It's amazing what a day's rain can do! From no water last week, it has flooded extensively this week. However, there was just one Shelduck and 6 Lapwing on the floods late morning. No doubt numbers will increase. At least 30 Whooper Swan were on the field across the river, plus c90 Mallard, a single Teal, 2 Goosander and 4 Moorhen on the river. There were also flocks of 200 or so Woodpigeon and Starling, c50 Carrion Crow, c30 Fieldfare, 2 or 3 Pied Wagtail and small numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Linnet, Chaffinch and Yellowhammer. The only raptor was a Kestrel along the lane. A skein of 40 Pinkfeet flew over northwest.

Re: Eyes Lane, Bretherton

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:11 pm
by Neville Root
......and the waders are back, well single redshank anyway (2.30 Sun) not on the (usual) main flood, but the one nr the parking area. 30-40 whoopers on the other side of the Douglas.