Sightings for April 2020

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
5th April
 NorbreckSwallow1 Norbreck North below cliffs heading north at 14.40 Glen Jackson  
 CottamHouse Martin3 Over Tom Benson Way first hirundines of the year for Me. Stu Milne  
  Buzzard2 Often over the brickworks    
  Jay2      
  Long-​tailed Tit4      
  Greenfinch2 Calling     
  Chiffchaff5      
  Wren2      
  Bullfinch1      
  Mute Swan1 Canal     
  Brimstone butterfly1 Near Cottam School     
  Comma1      
 Lytham MossSwallow1 8:45 am KMcL  
  Willow Warbler1 8:30 am by allotments     
 Newton MarshAvocet8 Including colour ringed bird from Orfordness Suffolk  Ian Walker  
  Wheatear1M     
  Great White Egret1      
 Warbreck HillBlackcap1mGolden triangle at end of Hilstone Lane DJM  
  Chiffchaff1mGolden triangle    
  Dunnock2PrGolden triangle    
  Robin1mGolden triangle     
  Wren1mGolden triangle     
  Greenfinch2PrGolden triangle     
  Sparrowhawk1mOver garden    
 Devonshire Rock GardensChiffchaff3m  DJM  
  Blackcap1m     
  Sparrowhawk2PrHunting magpies & wood pigeons    
  Oystercatcher1 From E landed on reservoir roof    
 Fairhaven LakeSpoonbill1 circled over wooded isle with egret roost as though to land but then flow off along coast towards St Annes pursued by immature HG/LBBGull at 06.18 FW  
  Little Egret20 visible at roost on wooded isslefrom at least 05.45 10 departed eastwards at 06.16 just before appearance of Spoonbill , other 110 left by 06.35     
  Tufted Duck1111 males, 3 females     
4th April
 Thornton ICI ReservoirBlackcap11 m  Dfw  
  Chiffchaff1 3/4 always heard on walks around Tton    
 St AnnesBuzzard1 North at 10.06 AB  
  Siskin1 North    
  Rook2 High North    
  Long-​tailed Tit2      
  Redshank1 Over north 20.45    
 Wardley's CreekWigeon4 all viewed from west side of river JSc  
  Little Egretc10      
  Black-​tailed Godwitc100      
  Knotc40      
  Greenshank1      
  Great Black-​backed Gull1adult     
  Common Gull4ad, 3 2cy     
  Barn Owl1 hunting at 16:00 over fields to north of Wardley's    
 CarletonPink-​footed Goose3 south JSc  
  Shelduck1      
  Little Egret2      
  Sparrowhawk2      
  Lapwing2 east    
  Stock Dove2      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
  Jay1      
  Raven2 on pylons    
  Chiffchaff4 singing    
  Fieldfare1      
  Mistle Thrush1      
  Linnet2      
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret15 Roost  Tony King  
 Lytham JettyBlack-​tailed Godwit27   Tony King  
  Bar-​tailed Godwit1      
  Curlew5      
  Avocet4      
  Rock Pipit1      
  Wheatear1Female     
  Eider32      
  Linnet1Female     
 St Annes Old LinksRed-​legged Partridge1   AB  
  Wheatear3      
  Stonechat2      
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveShelduck2   AB  
  Chiffchaff1      
  Goldcrest1      
  Lesser Redpoll2      
  Osprey1 Low NE chased by gulls     
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseSwallow1 over pool east of practice range, 16.30 TS  
  Sand Martin45+ high over Marton Mere, viewed from the golf course, 16.20     
  Chiffchaff2 singing    
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing, west side pool    
  Song Thrush1 singing    
  Greenfinch2      
  Reed Bunting2 west side pool    
  Stock Dove2 perched, central    
  Buzzard3 over south end    
  Oystercatcher2      
  Tufted Duck17 11 on 2 pools, earlier 6 flew south to the mere    
  Mute Swan4ads     
 Herons' ReachGreenfinch1mdisplaying, Greenfinch Court TS  
  Buzzard2 circling west of Heron Way    
  Sparrowhawk1fcircling west of Heron Way    
 FreckletonCattle Egret5 Lower lane , with the cattle . DS  
 FleetwoodBlackcap1maleSinging in garden Ullswater Avenue KG  
  Sparrowhawk1 Over garden Ullswater Avenue    
  Peregrine1 Over garden Ullswater Avenue    
 Lytham JettyCurlew37   AA  
 Gynn GardensGoldcrest1 Jubilee Gardens   
  Grey Wagtailc1 Ringed bird below seen Jan and Feb 2015 at Warton Bank    
 CleveleysSanderling41     
  Turnstone19      
 Blackpool North ShorePurple Sandpiper1 go kart roost   
  Grey Wagtail2apparent pairfemale ringed 7 Oct 2014 at Heysham    
  Greylag Goose5 2 in off, 3 north offshore    
  Common Gullc13      
  Eider3      
  Pink-​footed Goose9 north offshore    
  Redshankc90 roost    
  Turnstonec20 roost    
  Red-​throated Diver1      
 Poulton-le-FyldeSparrowhawk1   Paul Slade  
 Newton MarshGreen-​winged Teal1DrakePaired with a female bird Ian Walker  
  Great White Egret1      
  Avocet6      
 Fairhaven BeachPink-​footed Goose26 flying NW at 07.35 FW  
  Little Egret1      
  Linnet7 5 in flock and 1 pair    
  Meadow Pipit4 2pairs    
 Devonshire Rock GardensChiffchaff2m  DJM  
  Blackcap1m     
  Sparrowhawk2pr     
 Warbreck HillRook1 N -​ 1st spring sighting over garden DJM  
  Oystercatcher5 Flyiing around    
3rd April
 Poulton-le-FyldeCommon Scoter3 calls heard 20.58, 21.04, 21.09 Paul Slade  
  Buzzard1      
 Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf CourseKestrel1maleflying over, southwards FW  
  Song Thrush1malesinging railway line trees 20.20-​20.40    
 St AnnesCommon Scoter19+ Flocks between 20.46-​21.46 AB  
  Black-​tailed Godwit1 Calling    
  Curlew1 Calling     
  Grey Plover3 Calling     
  Oystercatcher3 Calling    
  Merlin1 Over north 8.12am    
  Song Thrush1 Singing towards railway    
 St Annes Old LinksFieldfare1 In trees then north over airport AB  
  Red-​legged Partridge1      
  Pheasant1Male     
  Linnetc20      
 Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeCommon Scoter3+ flocks over in ten minutes   
  Oystercatcher2 over    
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveGreenfinch4 NE AB  
  Canada Goose3 N    
  Coot1      
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail1 NE    
 CarletonShelduck2   JSc  
  Common Scoter5+ 5 flocks over east 20:48-​21:00    
  Little Egret1      
  Sparrowhawk2      
  Buzzard1      
  Coot1 over north 20:35    
  Oystercatcher1      
  Lapwing1 west    
  Snipe1      
  Stock Dove5 woods to north    
  Raven2 some courtship behaviour seen    
  Chiffchaff3 singing    
  Redwing2      
  Meadow Pipit44 north 07:45-​08:45    
 IngolCommon Scoter1+ Just sat in my garden for half an hour constant passage over house listening to the calls quite fascinating between 21.00-​21.35. Stu Milne  
 Kincraig LakeShoveler2     
  Gadwall2      
  Tufted Duck2      
  Great Crested Grebe2      
 Herons' ReachCoal Tit1 conifer, Greenfinch Court TS  
  Buzzard2 1 north over Greenfinch Court, 1 hovering over Heron Way green    
  Sparrowhawk1fcircling east of Heron Way    
  Rook2 over NE    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseSand Martin16 over pool east of practice range for 5 minutes, then dispersed TS  
  Chiffchaff2 1 singing trees by pool, 1 NW corner    
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing, pool east of practice range    
  Oystercatcher2 west side    
  Buzzard4 over west side/zoo area    
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2ads     
  Tufted Duck127m     
  Mute Swan2ads     
  Little Grebe2 same pool    
 Marton MereLittle Grebe1   TS  
  Goldeneye53m     
  Gadwall2m, f     
  Shoveler65m     
  Teal25+      
  Cormorant2 over west    
  Snipe1 down to island reeds    
  Oystercatcher2 east fields    
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Buzzard2 over east fields    
  Stock Dove1      
  Cetti's Warbler3 singing    
  Chiffchaff1 singing    
 Church ScarGreat Crested Grebe2   AA  
  Eider17      
  Turnstone42      
  Skylark1      
  Reed Bunting2      
  Meadow Pipit11      
  Peacock butterfly2      
 Newton-with-ScalesGreat White Egret1 flood southeast of villageSD456302MEv  
  Gadwall6 flood southeast of village    
 FrenchwoodKingfisher2   Richard H  
  Goosander63M 3F     
  Grey Heron2      
  Teal3      
  Cormorant1      
  Grey Wagtail1      
 FreckletonCattle Egret6 At least 5 probably 6 , Lower lane . DS  
 Newton MarshAvocet4 On the entrance pool . DS  
  Black-​tailed Godwit40+      
 Blackpool North ShoreWoodpigeon1 S over beach DJM  
  Jackdaw1 S along cliffs    
  Meadow Pipit1 N    
  Redshank16+ Feeding in pools as tide ebbed    
  Starling24 Feeding on cliff top grassland    
2nd April
 FreckletonCommon Scoter2 2 flocks east 21.00 , heard only . DS  
 MartonGreylag Goose1 heard only L.G.B.  
  Common Scoter4 4 groups overhead 2015-​2130.    
 Warbreck HillCommon Scoter2+ Flock heard going over at 21.15 DJM  
  Wigeon1 Single heard going over at 21.35    
 Carleton CrematoriumChiffchaff2     
 Kincraig LakeShoveler2m, f    
  Tufted Duck2m, f     
  Great Crested Grebe2prnesting    
  Chiffchaff2      
 Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeCommon Scoter2+ Two groups over garden in five minutes   
 St Annes Old LinksRed-​legged Partridge1   AB  
  Common Scoter9+ 9 flocks between 20.30 and 22.00    
  Grey Plover1 Over calling    
 CarletonCommon Scoter8+ 8 flocks heard calling overhead as they headed east between 20:48 and 21:17, part of a large movement across the north of the UK for 3rd night in a row JSc  
 Poulton-le-FyldeMeadow Pipit17 Old Field Carr. Over, mid afternoon Barry Dyson  
  Cormorant1 Over    
  Jackdawc50 Feeding on pasture.    
 Marton MereGoldeneye3+1m, 2f  TS  
  Shoveler9+      
  Sparrowhawk1f     
  Kestrel1f     
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseChiffchaff1 singing, south end TS  
  Long-​tailed Tit2 south end    
  Buzzard1 low over south end    
  Tufted Duck2m, f     
 Herons' ReachBuzzard2 drifted west over Heron Way TS  
 Fairhaven BeachLittle Egret1   FW  
  Meadow Pipit5 2pr plus 1male    
  Linnet8 flock of 8    
  Reed Bunting1male     
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret6 08.00 FW  
 SalwickMallard1F+12 day old ducklings on canal  Stu Milne  
  Mute Swan2      
  Canada Goose3      
  Grey Heron1      
  Oystercatcher4      
  Curlew2      
  Chiffchaff3+      
  Nuthatch3 1 on feeders at Salwick wharf     
  Coal Tit1      
  Meadow Pipit2      
  Linnet4      
  Cormorant1      
  Buzzard3      
1st April
 CarletonLittle Egret2   JSc  
  Sparrowhawk1      
  Buzzard1      
  Kestrel1      
  Coot1 calling overhead at 21:30    
  Snipe1      
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveGoldcrest4   AB  
  Snipe3      
 Kincraig LakeShoveler2pr    
  Great Crested Grebe2pr     
  Tufted Duck43m, f     
  Teal32m, f     
  Chiffchaff2m singing    
 Wesham MarshYellowhammer3 at feeding station andy myo  
  Weasel1 chasing vole and seeing off magpies from feeding station    
  Field Vole1      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseBlackcap1msinging, west of green 1 TS  
  Chiffchaff6 5 west side    
  Raven1 west over south end, then flew north    
  Buzzard4 wide-​ranging    
  Kestrel1f     
  Sparrowhawk1fcircling over south end    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 west side    
  Reed Bunting1m     
  Oystercatcher4 high over west, later 2 on green 1    
  Tufted Duck116m     
  Mute Swan2ads     
  Grey Heron2      
  Little Grebe1      
 Marton MereLittle Grebe1   TS  
  Goldeneye53m     
  Wigeon19      
  Shoveler75m     
  Gadwall2m, f     
  Kestrel1m     
  Stock Dove2      
 SwillbrookChiffchaff2malessinging   
 Fleetwood Golf CourseGreat Spotted Woodpecker1   Paul Ellis  
 Pilling LaneRaven1 flew over Beach Road heading west  Paul Ellis  
  Meadow Pipit12 over East in 45 mins am    
  Reed Bunting1 flew east    
 BartleChiffchaff4   Stu &Lauren Milne  
  Bullfinch1M     
  Pied Wagtail2      
  Nuthatch2      
  Mistle Thrush1      
  Song Thrush1      
  Rook20+ Rookery near Sitting goose pub    
  Jay1      
 Poulton-le-FyldeMeadow Pipit32 Grounded at Old Field Carr 13.15pm Barry Dyson  
  Buzzard2 Over    
  Magpie8      
 Rossall ParkRaven2 2 over at 15.30 RD  
 Eagland HillBarn Owl2 9 am 1 hunting 1 on fence post AJH  
  Yellowhammer1      
  Corn Bunting4      
 Warbreck HillSparrowhawk1 N out of Unity school grounds DJM  
  Woodcock1 Flew from Golden Triangle behind houses backing on to water tower towards park at 10.20    
 Devonshire Rock GardensChiffchaff2m1 Butterfly Zone, 1 NE corner of park DJM  
  Blackcap1mNE corner of park    
  Song Thrush1 Rough field Regency Gardens area    
  Pink-​footed Goose1 S    
  Meadow Pipit3 Singles N    
  Long-​tailed Tit2 Rough field hedge    
  House Sparrow5+ Brambles SW corner of Rough field rear of Regency Gardens    
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