Sunday, 5 January 2014

Migration

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

A good start to the new year

Started the day at Roa/Foulney island
Brent geese 58 dark bellied
Black Brant 1 around the lighthouse area at high tide
Eider 130
Common scoter 1
Wigeon 76
Goldeneye 4
Shelduck 66
Mallard 4
Curlew 220
Bar tailed godwit 2
Dunlin 420
Knot 500
Turnstone 34
Redshank 29
Snipe 17
Ringed plover 20
Guillemot 1
Skylark 6
Rock pipit 21
Water pipit 1 seen around the car park area
Starling 33
Greenfinch 12
Goldfinch 20

Newbiggin/Aldingham
Eider 500 offshore
Ringed plover 20
Turnstone 10
Redshank 120
Curlew 312
Oystercatcher 250

Common gull 140
Black headed gull 60
Starling 40

Docks
Lapwing 40
Redshank 116
Curlew 200
Oystercatcher 400
Red breasted merganser 17
Great crested grebe 12
Little grebe 7
Great northern diver 1
Twite 16 one colour






















































A Long tailed duck (fem) was found on Ulverston canal today and a Green- winged teal was found on flooded fields near Lindal-in-Furness on 1st of Jan

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Cracking couple of hours this morning on Foulney and the Roa island causeway.
Dunlin 340
Redshank 150
Grey plover 44
Curlew
Oystercatcher
Bar-tailed godwit 34
Knot 140
Turnstone 70
Little egret 2
Grey heron 2
Eider
Common scoter 1
Teal 24
Wigeon 178
Pintail 6
Shelduck 102
Brent goose 45 dark bellied
Brent goose 86 light bellied
Black Brant 1
Great crested grebe 6
Red breasted merganser 12
Guillemot 1
Skylark 6
Rock pipit 18
Water pipit 1























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Location:Foulney

Friday, 20 December 2013

Great northern highlights

Brent goose 58
Black Brant 1
Brent goose 92 light bellied
Wigeon 140
Pintail 6
Teal 24
Shelduck 120
Eider 80
Great northern diver1
Dunlin 55
Turnstone 40
Redshank 25
Curlew
Oystercatcher
Linnet 6
Rock pipit 12
Water pipit1




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Location:Rampside/Foulney

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Scaup highlights

Roa Island/Foulney
Brent Goose 56
Eider 224
Wigeon 22
Pintail 6
Shelduck 34
Scaup 1
Turnstone 24
Redshank 11
Dunlin 40
Grey plover 7
Curlew 312
Oystercatcher 80
Skylark 7
Rock pipit 5









- Scaup

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Early start

Roa island causeway

An early start to have a look for the Black Brant

Brent goose 60 ( including the Black Brant) dark bellied

Brent Goose 110 light-bellied

Eider 150

Shelduck 90

Dunlin 80

Turnstone 44

Redshank 70

Grey plover 23

Golden plover 162

Curlew 390

Ringed plover 31

Little egret 2

Jackdaw 40

Raven 2

Water Pipit 1

Rock Pipit 4









Sunday, 8 December 2013

Crappy Weather puts dampener on things

Spent an hour down Roa island causeway watching the Black Brant and taking some rather poor pictures
Other stuff included
Ringed Plover 33
Dunlin 80
Turnstone 20
Redshank 35
Curlew 48
Lapwing19
Golden Plover 44
Oystercatcher 370
Wigeon 90
Pintail 8
Brent Goose 58
Little Egret 2