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Sunday 24th August 2014

August 24, 2014

NEW PORTERSMorning – 1 OSPREY (TR). Still present at 1700hrs (PB).

NEW MOOR – Morning/early afternoon – 2j Marsh Harrier, 1 HOBBY, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, and 1a CASPIAN GULL (TR)

LINDHOLME ISLAND – 1m Marsh Harrier over (TR)

GATEWOOD LANE NORTH AND GRAVEL PITSAfternoon – 1 Gadwall, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, c100 Black-headed Gull, 5 LBB Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull, c.80 Sand Martin, 2+ Whitethroat, 6+ Pied Wagtail and c.10 Yellow Wagtail (CCR)

HUGGIN CARRAfternoon – 9 (4j) Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Coot and 1 Greenshank (CCR)

STARCH PONDLate afternoon – 4 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck including 1 very young juv., 2a+1 very young juv. Little Grebe,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Garden Warbler, 3+ Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, c.10 Long-tailed Tit, 15+ Blue Tit and 5+ Great Tit (CCR)

PEATWORKS ROADEarly evening – 2 WHINCHAT in crop field opposite side of road to horse paddock (JW)

PACKARDSMorning/evening – 4 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 10+ Common Buzzard, 4 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 4 HOBBY, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 2000+ Large Gull(sp) – c20 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 CASPIAN GULL (adults), c50 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, c200 Sand Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 6 Blackcap (JW).

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