Juv med influx

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Photos will be added tomorrow JanetAt least 6 Juv Meds low tide mid am also at least two ad and two 2cyLater at least three juvs around at HTAd little gull obliging for visiting birder at HT on Heysham TwoShag - 2cy around then on woodenjettyWhimbrel - one oe saltmarshLittle egret - at least 6 mid am...
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A few bits and bobs

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Low tide channel am check produced four Great-crested Grebe but only 35 EiderA ringing session by the office took the Lesser Whitethroat ringing total for the year to 52 - a large number by this time of the autumn for here.  Other warblers were singles of Blackcap, Whitethroat and ChiffchaffJanet had a productive photographic session with Med Gulls with German ANLT showing well and a nice juv.  Thanks for these Janet  ...
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Webs and Ringing

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 Nothing much to say about today in terms of highlights as the outfalls and red nab were not covered and the Shag eluded the Webs countA garden warbler and three Lesser Whitethroat were amongst small numbers of warblers caught at MiddletonCalomorpha Paludella is still very scarce north of the Ribble and one was in an actinic set at Middleton...
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Another report writing day!

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Quick check of outfalls early stages incoming tide saw about 20 Med gull but only two juvsLittle gull - adult seaward end Heysham oneOnly 6 swallow in roost this pmMed gull LCG re-read this evening (thsnks Richard)

Good number of warblers again

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Ringing at Middleton saw over 50 new warblers as follows:  Whitethroat (18), Lesser Whitethroat (7), Blackcap (7), Willow Warbler (10), Cetti's Warbler (1), Sedge Warbler (5), Reed Warbler (3) plus two Jays in the net at the same time!  Once again, tit flocks notable by their absenceElsewhere there were about 24 Med Gulls this evening but rain stopped play.  A Red darvic adult on Red Nab in amLittle Gull - ad this amSanderling - summer adult Red Nab with c700 Dunlin and many more of the latter down the tideline to the southRock Pipit - two Half Moon Bay beach...

A work day

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Nothing of real novelty seen on the incoming tide this am with very few Meds left at 0915.  This evening there were 32 between Heysham one and the wooden jetty (12 2cy, 2 Juv, rest ad or 3cy)Whimbrel - at least twoNo sign putative 2cy yellow legged gullLittle egret - 7.Fewer Dunlin red nab but c3k in total...
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Dunlin fest but seagulls nosedive

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sandwich tern - ad red nabDunlin -c3700 - 1600 of these on red nabMed gull - just 9 including German ringed adWhimbrel - 3Little gull - adAt least two adult plus one immature Little grebe at MNR. No sign of Green sandpiper today.Forgot to add single Bk t godwit for yesterday...

Tuesday fare

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momentous day with a north east bound Great White egret a new species for me at Heysham (c0805)Next best a Tree PipitAbout 15 Meds a massive reductionC1500 Dunlin Red NabShag still aboutFewer birds on Ringing sessions with only Whitethroat in numbers (11 ringed)...
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