Sightings for August 2017

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
19th August
 EsprickBarn Owl1 over A585 at 21:30 Jonny Scragg  
 Stanley ParkHouse Martin20+ over north end of lake TS  
  Mute Swan24      
  Tufted Duck2      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseMute Swan64 juvs  TS  
 Marton MereSnipe14 circling over the island TS  
  Cormorant13 11 over SW    
  Rook50+ over Chain Lane     
  Tree Sparrow5+ Mere View    
 Fulwood J Sherrington  
 Conder GreenGreenshank1 water level on pool has been drastically reduced AC  
  Little Grebe10      
  Tufted Duck51 ad 4 young      
 Bank EndWheatear2   AC  
  Pied Wagtail31      
 Devonshire Rock GardensSparrowhawk1   DJM  
18th August
 GalgateKingfisher1 Galgate cricket pitch   
 Blackpool CentralPied Wagtail2m,jmale feeding recently fledged juvenile on development land opposite Suddells feeds DJM  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Glasson MarshGreenshank1   JS, AB  
  Little Egret3      
 Freckleton Naze PoolGreen Sandpiper1   Ash Baines  
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret23 Island roost 2000hrs Richard Holmes  
 Starr GateShelduck12 south. Watch 0630-​1000 L.G.B.  
  Manx Shearwater2 south.    
  Cormorant10 south.    
  Grey Plover1 south.    
  Whimbrel5 south.    
  Arctic Skua5 4pale 1 dark morph south.     
  Kittiwake2015 ad 5 juv.south.    
  Sandwich Tern46 south.    
  Common Tern2 south.    
 Marton MereOtter2 off the west end lilies, 10.07-​10 TS  
 King ScarCormorant20     
 Knott EndArctic Skua2ad dark and imm paleflew east   
  Mediterranean Gull1juvenile     
  Sandwich Tern20      
  Grey Plover5      
  Shelduck33 juveniles     
17th August
 Wyre LightCormorant35     
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine3     
 Lytham MossKestrel1 hunting nr Easterleigh Paul Ellis  
 WartonCoal Tit1 calling Lodge Lane Paul Ellis  
 Carr House Green CommonWhitethroat3   ME  
  Lesser Whitethroat1      
  Chiffchaff6 3 singing    
  Willow Warbler3 one singing    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
  Reed Bunting1m     
 Marton MerePeregrine4 wide ranging over the east end, lots of calling and mock clashes, 14.28-​42. Only ever had 2 on a couple of occasions before. TS  
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 north over the embankment    
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
  new species1maleBrimstone, grassy area by the north side of MW scrub    
 MartonSwift1 over Ferguson Road TS  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseMute Swan64 juvscentral pool TS  
 Stanley ParkTufted Duck2   TS  
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret13 Island Roost at 2000hrs  Richard Holmes  
 Church ScarRedshank68   Richard Holmes  
  Ringed Plover4      
  Cormorant142 On bank opposite side of channel    
  Shelduck60 On bank opposite side of channel    
 Starr GateShelduck1 south. Watch 0630-​1000 A.B. L.G.B. F.B. M.J.  
  Mallard1 south.    
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Fulmar1 south.    
  Gannet35 south.    
  Cormorant7 south.    
  Arctic Skua2 dark morph, pale morph harrassing terns.    
  Sandwich Tern184 south.    
  Guillemot1 close inshore.    
 Fairhaven BeachCurlew72 Evening High Tide Richard Holmes  
  Grey Plover17      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit24      
 Granny's BayWhimbrel1   Ash Baines  
  Grey Plover11      
 Fairhaven BeachSandwich Tern127 18.00 Ash Baines  
 Blackpool Waste Transfer StationHerring Gull100     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull40      
 Knott EndBlack-​headed Gull1100     
  Sandwich Tern252      
  Mediterranean Gull1adult     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull50      
 Mythop HallBuzzard1     
  Kestrel1  SD376346   
 Blackpool AirportBuzzard1 west end   
 Starr HillsStarling100     
 Squires GateSwift1  SD319322  
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveSwift1     
  House Martin1      
 St Annes BeachLittle Tern1  SD305285Chris Batty  
  Sandwich Tern545  SD305285   
  Common Gull4      
  Sanderling253 juveniles     
  Great Black-​backed Gull2adult and juvenile     
  Herring Gull80      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull30      
  Gannet1adultflew north    
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret25 Left roost between 05.55 and 06.08  FW  
  Great Crested Grebe1adult     
  Peregrine1 over lake from inland at 06.40    
  Swallow5 feeding over wooded island    
16th August
 Starr GateGreat Crested Grebe2 watch 0645-​1015 L.G.B. A.M. et. al  
  Cormorant15 north.    
  Ringed Plover8 south.    
  Sanderling26 south.    
  Whimbrel2 south.    
  Sandwich Tern190 south.    
  Coal Tit1      
 Danson HillTreecreeper1     
 Preston DockSwift2 Over south ahead of weather front  Richard H  
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret22 At roost 20.00hrs,probably at least 5 more. No others arrived by 20.20n FW  
  Great Crested Grebe1adult     
 Freckleton Naze PoolGreen Sandpiper1   DS  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Little Egret7 Coming to roost    
 Wyre LightCormorant37     
 Cocker's DykeBlack-​headed Gull1000     
 Fairhaven LakeLittle Egret13 Left roost trees between0605 and 06.24 FW  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine2     
 MartonSwift1 over the west end of Beechfield Avenue TS  
 Marton MereShoveler2   TS  
  Tufted Duck6      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 Staining Nook    
 Knott EndCurlew234     
  Black-​headed Gull200      
  Great Black-​backed Gull22 juveniles     
  Sandwich Tern19      
 Warton BankMarsh Harrier1juv  andy myo  
  Little Egret12      
 Blackpool CentralRaven4 Low south south-​east over Talbot Road multi-​story c1245 calling. SD  
15th August
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Skippool CreekCommon Sandpiper2     
  Little Egret11      
 MartonSparrowhawk1fover the west end of Beechfield Avenue TS  
 Marton MereBuzzard2 over east fields TS  
  Tufted Duck6      
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
 Head Dyke LaneWeasel1  SD403473  
 CockerhamTree Sparrow7  SD468515  
 BraidesKestrel1  SD445515  
  Song Thrush1  SD445515   
 Great PlumptonJay1   Paul Ellis  
 Todderstaffe HallRaven2 over heading south, am Paul Ellis  
  Black-​tailed Godwit15 dropped onto flood two fields south from Station Road    
 Blackpool North ShorePeregrine1   DJM  
14th August
 Fairhaven LakeCommon Sandpiper1 at 16.10 FW  
  Little Egret5 Roost in Trees on island 20.15    
 Fairhaven BeachSandwich Tern210 saltmarsh edge FW  
  Little Egret14 saltmarsh    
  Grey Heron4      
  Swallow91 moving east between 15.20 to 16.00    
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine3     
 MartonPeregrine1 circling over the west end of Beechfield Avenue TS  
 Stanley ParkMute Swan27   TS  
  Tufted Duck3      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull44 35 athletics field    
 Marton MereSnipe4 circling over TS  
  Tufted Duck4      
  Stock Dove5      
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
 WeshamGoldfinchc80 Post breeding flock around scrub near Mill Farm Stadium Ian Walker  
 Knott EndMediterranean Gull1adult    
  Sandwich Tern30      
  Black-​headed Gull200      
  Little Egret1      
 Blackpool South ShoreSwallow15     
 Shard BridgeLittle Egret2     
  Grey Heron2      
  Black-​headed Gull250      
13th August
 Fluke HallLittle Egret2 WeBS Count. L.G.B.  
  Common Gull10      
  Black-​headed Gull21      
  Linnet23 Non WeBS.    
  Goldfinch40 Non WeBS.    
 Starr GateCommon Scoter720 400 inshore 320 south. Watch 0615-​1000 L.G.B. I.W.  
  Cormorant86 63 n/east 23 north.    
  Arctic Skua2 1 dark 1 pale morph inshore harrassing terns probably birds recorded yesterday.    
  Sandwich Tern250 roosting/feeding inshore.    
  Swift7 moving s/east slowly.    
  Wheatear2 on promenade, sea wall.    
  Grey Wagtail1      
 Cocker's DykeGolden Plover49   PE / DH  
  Ringed Plover12      
 Ramper PotGreenshank1   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Ringed Plover1      
  Grey Heron1      
  Little Egret5      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull6      
  Black-​headed Gull91      
 Skippool CreekRedshank237   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Golden Plover88      
  Ringed Plover3      
  Grey Heron1      
  Little Egret2      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull77      
  Herring Gull46      
  Great Black-​backed Gull2      
  Black-​headed Gull75      
  new species1 Holly Blue    
 Shard BridgeCommon Sandpiper5   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Black-​tailed Godwit2juvs     
  Little Egret7      
  Grey Heron3      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull30      
  Great Black-​backed Gull2      
  Herring Gull3      
  hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-​backed Gull1      
  Black-​headed Gull507      
  Mediterranean Gull3adultsno rings    
 Wardley's CreekGreenshank3   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Ringed Plover11      
  Black-​tailed Godwit2      
  Grey Heron4      
  Little Egret9      
  Great Black-​backed Gull2      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull40      
  Black-​headed Gull37      
  Common Gull2      
  Herring Gull4      
  Mallard14 pond    
  Mute Swan2 pond    
  Moorhen1 pond    
  Little Grebe2ad, juvadult feeding dependent juv on pond    
 Fleetwood MarshRedshank65   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Grey Heron6      
  Little Egret5      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull27      
  Herring Gull42      
  Great Black-​backed Gull3      
 Barnaby's SandsLittle Egret2   PE / DH / WeBS  
  Great Black-​backed Gull25      
 Arm HillStonechat1Juv  PE / DH / WeBS  
  Wheatear1Ad f     
  Peregrine1Juv Chasing dunlin    
  Great Black-​backed Gull6      
  Black-​headed Gull35      
  Herring Gull3      
  Common Gull2      
  Mute Swan3      
  Grey Heron5      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull5      
  Stock Dove1      
 Agglebys PitYellow Wagtail1 Over low heading south calling  PE / DH / WeBS  
  Greylag Goose1      
 Todderstaffe HallMarsh Harrier1juvstill hunting fields south of Station Rd Frank Bird  
  Sparrowhawk2 fem and juvsat on fence posts    
 Pilling LaneSwallow50     
  Great Black-​backed Gull1first-​summer     
 Cocker's DykeStock Dove1     
  Feral Pigeon1      
  Golden Plover22      
 Knott EndWhimbrel1 flew west   
  Little Egret2      
  Ringed Plover7      
 Marton MereSnipe1   TS  
  Tufted Duck6      
  Blackcap2 Staining Nook    
 Church ScarShelduck12   Richard Holmes WeBS  
  Little Egret8      
  Ringed Plover2      
  Turnstone118 Roosted on anchored boats.    
  Canada Goose54      
  Grey Heron5      
 Lytham JettyMallard4   Richard Holmes WeBS  
  Canada Goose72      
  Grey Heron6      
  Black-​tailed Godwit375      
  Pied Wagtail4      
 Newton MarshTree Sparrow18Inc Juvs  Ian Walker  
 Fairhaven LakeCoot89 Heavy disturbance so not the best count IW WeBS  
  Canada Goose17      
  Mute Swan2      
  Tufted Duck7Inc 2 Juvs     
 Fairhaven BeachOystercatcher2530   IW WeBS  
  Ringed Plover76      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit56      
  Little Egret19      
  Grey Heron9      
  Sandwich Tern250      
 Salisbury WoodlandMediterranean Gull1adultfeeding overhead with Black-​headed Gulls Jonny Scragg  
  Willow Warbler2      
  Long-​tailed Tit6      
 Marton MereBlack-​tailed Godwit20+ circled then flew south c. 10.15 Ellen Pemberton  
  Cetti's Warbler2      
  Weasel1 ran across path north of scrape area c.13.30    
 Savick ParkBullfinch133m, 2f, 8juvs3 broods, 1 juv male plumage, 6 juv plumage, 1 juv begging and fed by adult gg  
  Chaffinch41m, 3juvs     
  Long-​tailed Tit10      
  Coal Tit2      
  Blue Tit8+      
  Great Tit3+ mixed flock, mobile    
  Blackbird6+ in and out feeding on rowan berries (as some bullfinch)    
  Collared Dove4      
 Marton MereRedshank1 Heard going over to SW DJM  
  Lesser Whitethroat2 1 in elder near metal cabins & 1 at end of old tip road    
  Willow Warbler1+ Recent fledgling(s?) in scrub near Heron Hide    
  Reed Warbler5+      
  Reed Bunting1      
  Whitethroat10+ Everywhere!    
  Blackbird5+ Including 4 together in elder near metal cabins    
  Song Thrush2  In elder near metal cabins    
  new species4 Peacock butterfly on buddleia at metal cabins    
  new species1 Gatekeeper on buddleia at metal cabins    
 Little SingletonGreen Sandpiper3     
  Common Sandpiper4      
  Stock Dove2      
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail3juvesseen for 20 mins or so, then disappeared  AC  
  Meadow Pipit1 1st of the Autumn here.    
  Pied Wagtail150+ until the parachute plane took off!    
 Knott EndPeregrine1     
12th August
 Pilling LaneSparrowhawk1   Paul Ellis  
  Whimbrel1 calling over    
 Devonshire Rock GardensSparrowhawk2+ 2 seen and lots of calling going on in the eastern trees DJM  
  Lesser Whitethroat1      
  Moorhen2adsNo juveniles seen this year    
  Willow Warbler1      
  Coal Tit1 Singing    
 Stanley ParkGoldcrest1+     
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
 Starr GateCommon Scoter890 south. Watch 0600-​1000 L.G.B. R.H. I.W.  
  Fulmar1 south.    
  Cormorant19 north.    
  Great Skua1 south.    
  Arctic Skua3 2 pale 1 dark morph.    
  Sandwich Tern120      
 Stanley ParkPochard1m  TS  
  Mistle Thrush8 athletics field    
  Pied Wagtail2 athletics field    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe1juv  TS  
 Marton MereSnipe2   TS  
  Common Gull1ad     
  Stock Dove7      
 Todderstaffe HallMarsh Harrier1juvover fields south station rd Frank Bird  
  Black-​tailed Godwit78 floods south station rd    
  Snipe40 plus    
  Little Egret1      
 Knott EndSandwich Tern4     
 Avenham ParkBullfinch3Pair and Juv  Richard H  
  Goosander5F and 4 Juvs     
  Grey Wagtail1      
  Grey Heron2      
11th August
 WartonSparrowhawk3 up together over Lytham Road, all circled off to north Paul Ellis  
 Starr GateManx Shearwater12 10 north 2 south .Watch 14.40-​16.10 Frank Bird  
  Gannet3 south    
  Arctic Skua5 south    
  Sandwich Tern34 south    
 Starr GateCommon Scoter520 400 inshore 120 south. Watch 0800-​1030 L.G.B.R.H.  
  Peregrine1 over the sea mobbed by 3 arctic skuas.    
  Arctic Skua85 dark 3 pale morph.Including the four seen earlier.    
  Sandwich Tern300 230 on the beach 70 at sea.     
 Shard BridgeRedshank90   Paul Slade  
 Ramper PotDunlin115   Paul Slade  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Ringed Plover5      
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine3     
 Rossall PointManx Shearwater23 S/W. Watch 13:00-​15:00 Jonny Scragg  
  Gannet3 S    
  Common Scoter139 S/W    
  unidentified Guillemot or Razorbill1 S    
  Grey Plover1 S    
  Wheatear1 beach    
 Knott EndSandwich Tern2821 adults and 7 juvs    
  Little Egret32+ juveniles     
  Great Black-​backed Gull1adult     
  Grey Heron2      
  Ringed Plover17      
  Common Gull20      
  Black-​tailed Godwit1 flew east    
 Marton MereBittern1 Brief short flight over reeds near FBC hide, 10.10. 20 minutes later flew towards Heron hide then west over north reeds. TS  
  Little Ringed Plover1 Low over the mere, then flew high east    
 CottamJay  Garden AB SB  
  Bullfinch2 Garden    
  Goldcrest1 Garden    
 Starr GateCommon Scoterc400 Sea Watch 0630-​0800 R Holmes & I Walker  
  Sandwich Tern213 96 Beach Roost & 117 South    
  Gannet2 South    
  Cormorant105 North in several sizeable groups    
  Arctic Skua4 1 x Pale Morph 0708/3 x Dark Morph 0700    
 Starr GateGrey Wagtail2 1st of the year in Solaris Centre garden DJM  
 ThorntonGrey Wagtail1 Red Marsh Ind Estate Paul Slade  
10th August
 Ramper PotMediterranean Gull2ad, juv  Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover5      
  Black-​tailed Godwit10ad, 9 juvs     
 Skippool CreekGreenshank1   Paul Slade  
  Black-​tailed Godwit1ad     
  Mediterranean Gull1ad     
  Common Sandpiper1      
 Shard BridgeGolden Plover31   Paul Slade  
 Poulton-le-FyldeGoldcrest1 Moreton Drive Paul Slade  
  new species1 Peacock butterfly Moreton Dr    
 ThorntonGrey Wagtail1 Red Marsh Ind Estate Paul Slade  
 Cocker's DykeWheatear3   Dave Hall  
 Hambleton Moss SideTawny Owl1   JS, AB, SB  
 Bone HillBarn Owl2   JS, AB, SB  
 Eagland HillMarsh Harrier1juvenileover fields by New Lane JS, AB, SB  
  Dunlin1 on flood    
  Snipe17 on flood    
  Lapwing20 on flood    
  Grey Heron2 on flood    
  Yellowhammer1 singing    
  Red-​legged Partridge1      
  Peregrine1 over    
 Bank EndPied Wagtailc80   JS, AB, SB  
 GlassonMediterranean Gull3adults  JS, AB, SB  
  Black-​headed Gullc1000      
  Little Egret22      
  Golden Ploverc20      
  Shoveler5 over    
 Conder GreenScaup1malepool JS, AB, SB  
  Tufted Duck5f, 4 young     
  Little Grebe4      
  Greenshank1 creek    
 Bank EndSwallow50+ farm birds, feeding young on buildings  AC  
  Pied Wagtail100      
 Starr GateCommon Scoter350 Watch 0700-​1000 L.G.B.  
  Cormorant7 north.    
  Curlew1 south.    
  Redshank15 south.    
  Arctic Skua2 single dark and pale morph harrassing terns.    
  Sandwich Tern350      
 Pilling LaneSparrowhawk1 Beach Road   
 Cocker's DykeWheatear1     
  Black-​headed Gull200      
  Golden Plover4      
 Marton MereLesser Whitethroat2 NE scrub TS  
  Tree Sparrow3+ Mere View    
  Stock Dove7 barn roof    
  Tufted Duck1      
 Stanley ParkPochard1ecl. m  TS  
  Little Grebe1juv     
  Great Crested Grebe1ad     
 Knott EndMute Swan22 adults    
  Whimbrel1 flew over    
  Sandwich Tern4      
 Conder GreenScaup1MPool   
 Staining NookLesser Whitethroat1   TS  
  Robin31 juv     
  Song Thrush1      
9th August
 Fairhaven BeachSandwich Tern545 high tide roost  Frank Bird  
  Common Tern6      
 Conder GreenKingfisher1   Barry Dyson/M Sutcliffe  
  Scaup1MaleFavouring east bank and therefore frequently out of sight from the hide.    
 Fluke HallWheatear1 Juv Barry Dyson/M Sutcliffe  
 ThorntonGrey Wagtail1 Red Marsh Ind Estate Paul Slade  
 Starr GateCommon Scoter400 Watch 0700-​1030 L.G.B. M.J.  
  Gannet7 north.    
  Arctic Skua1 pale morph harrassing terns.    
  Sandwich Tern370      
  Common Tern7      
  Swallow6 south/east.    
 WrampoolCurlew19  SD423498  
 Head Dyke LaneSwallow30 west end   
 Wardley's CreekGreenshank2   Paul Slade  
 Skippool CreekBlack-​tailed Godwit23   Paul Slade  
  Mediterranean Gull1ad     
  hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-​backed Gull1adregular bird    
 Ramper PotDunlin285   Paul Slade  
 Shard BridgeGolden Plover15   Paul Slade  
 Warton MarshLittle Egret24 flying upriver 20:10-​20:30 JS, SB  
 Newton MarshRaven1   JS, SB  
 Cuddy HillBuzzard3     
 Stanley ParkMute Swan28   TS  
  Tufted Duck1      
  Coot160+ 150+ feeding, NE corner    
 Marton MereSwift11 over the mere for 5 minutes before drifting south TS  
  Swallow40+ over east fields    
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing    
  Stock Dove7 barn roof    
  Tufted Duck3      
 St AnnesRedstart1imm malestill Ash Baines  
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail1   AC + GJ  
  Pied Wagtail50      
 Conder GreenOsprey1 over north   
  Little Ringed Plover1      
  Little Grebe2      
  Tufted Duck6f + 5 young     
 Mowbreck HallTawny Owl2 1 in tree next to caravan 1 flying over road. 0030hrs. monty  
8th August
 Conder GreenMute Swan7     
 Crookhey HallLesser Black-​backed Gull1     
 Sand VillaLesser Black-​backed Gull100     
 CockerhamMistle Thrush18  SD467518  
 Knott EndGrey Heron1     
  Coal Tit1      
 Myerscough CollegeGrey Wagtail1juv    
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull54 ads, 2w  Paul Slade  
  Black-​headed Gull1150      
 Ramper PotDunlin520   Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover19      
  Little Egret18      
 Shard BridgeGolden Plover18   Paul Slade  
 Pilling LaneSiskin1 Over calling going east early am Paul Ellis  
  Goldfinch45 Feeding on thistles between Beach Road and Cockers Dyke    
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine2     
  Grey Wagtail1      
 St AnnesRedstart1 Still Ash Baines  
 Fairhaven BeachSandwich Tern520 high tide roost inc albino bird Frank Bird  
  Common Tern22      
 Starr GateCommon Scoter550 Watch 0700-​1100 L.G.B. F.B. M.J.  
  Cormorant7 north.    
  Arctic Skua21 dark 1 pale morph.harrassing terns offshore.    
  Sandwich Tern430 on the beach and foraging offshore.    
  Common Tern15 with Sandwich Terns.    
  Arctic Tern2 south.    
  Swallow4 south.    
  Grey Wagtail1 south.    
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail2Juveniles dropped down during heavy downpour AC+ NMM  
  Little Egret13      
  Pied Wagtail137      
 Marton MereLesser Whitethroat1 NE scrub TS  
  Reed Warbler1 singing    
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 NE corner    
  Stock Dove7 barn roof    
  Tufted Duck3      
  Fox1 crossed the path near SW gate    
  new species1 Painted Lady    
 Warton BankSpotted Flycatcher1 near car park at end of bank lane at 11,30 andy myo  
 Knott EndLittle Egret3     
7th August
 Fluke HallWheatear1juv  Dave Hall  
  Tree Sparrow40      
 Wardley's CreekDunlin60   Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover3      
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull1ad  Paul Slade  
  Common Sandpiper3      
  Stock Dove1      
  Black-​tailed Godwit5ad, 4 juvs     
 Ramper PotDunlin255   Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover1      
 Fleetwood Marsh Nature ParkLittle Grebe51ad 4 youngOn causeway pool Barry Dyson  
  House Martin9      
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Little SingletonLittle Egret4     
  Stock Dove1      
  Common Sandpiper1      
 Starr GateCommon Scoter100 South. Watch 0745-​1100 L.G.B. F.B. M.J.  
  Cormorant7 south.    
  Sparrowhawk1 over the promenade.    
  Whimbrel1 south.    
  Sanderling45 south.    
  Dunlin35 south.    
  Arctic Skua3 2 offshore harrassing terns, 1 south.    
  Sandwich Tern62 south.    
  Common Tern2 south.    
  Wheatear1 on the sea wall.    
 Parrox HallGreylag Goose17 flew over   
 Marton MereShoveler2   TS  
  Tufted Duck3      
  Common Gull1ad     
  Stock Dove5 barn roof    
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
 Bank EndWheatear2   AC  
  Little Egret10      
  Pied Wagtail44      
 MowbreckSwift20+   a myo  
  new species1 small copper butterfly    
 Fluke HallDunlin900   Tony parnell  
  Tree Sparrow30      
 Conder GreenSwift23 dropped in after heavy shower AC  
  Sand Martinc60      
  Scaup1 on pool    
 Warbreck HillGoldcrest1+ In garden NE of Unity High School DJM  
6th August
 Blackpool North ShorePeregrine1   DJM  
 Savick ParkBullfinch103m, 2f, 5juvs  gg  
  Long-​tailed Tit10      
  Coal Tit2      
  Greenfinch1m+ usual suspects    
 Newton MarshHobby1 Probable hawking insects distantly   
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveSparrowhawk2 juvs   
 Blackpool AirportKestrel1 Queensway end   
 Starr GateGreat Skua1 watch 7.45-​10.45 FB.MJ.  
  Arctic Skua1      
  Whimbrel1 south    
  Sandwich Tern333 180 on beach of starr hills 153 south    
  Great Crested Grebe1 on sea    
  Peregrine1 in off    
 Poulton-le-FyldeGoldcrest1malesinging Moreton Drive Paul Slade  
 HambletonBuzzard1   Paul Slade  
 Wardley's CreekGreenshank9   P Slade/P Ellis  
  Ringed Plover16      
  Little Egret21      
  Grey Heron3      
  Lesser Whitethroat1 in hedge by sea wall    
  Blackcap1 in hedge by sea wall    
 Shard BridgeMediterranean Gull43 ads, 2nd summer  P Slade/P Ellis  
  Common Sandpiper3      
  Little Egret7      
  Golden Plover38      
 Great PlumptonSwift3   P Slade/P Ellis  
 Wrea GreenKestrel1   P Slade/P Ellis  
 Newton MarshBlack-​tailed Godwit2juvs  P Slade/P Ellis  
 Preston DockCommon Tern2 Season over, all breeders left site P Slade/P Ellis  
 Blackpool North ShoreKestrel1 S distant at sea DJM et al  
  Great Skua1 Harrassing terns towards windfarm then NE into bay    
  Common Scoterc100 Several small flocks all S    
  Gannet2 N together at horizon    
 Wesham MarshStonechat1f/juv  andy myo  
 Knott EndSparrowhawk1     
  Ringed Plover8      
  Black-​headed Gull90      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull50      
 Bank EndPied Wagtail53   AC  
 PillingSwift17   AC  
 Conder GreenSwift31   AC  
 Marton MereGreat Crested Grebe1   TS  
  Tufted Duck1      
  Mute Swan106 juvs     
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 NE scrub    
5th August
 Knott EndSwift2   Paul Ellis  
 Marton MereBarn Owl1 E over the moth trapping group @ c22.30 DJM  
 Sand VillaBuzzard1     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull60      
 Head Dyke LaneBarn Owl1 east end   
  Kestrel1 east end    
 Marton MereBittern1 Flew across Mere to central north reeds at 20:25 and again briefly in flight at 20:35 Jonny Scragg  
  Starling1600 Roosted in reeds on the island (counted from photo)    
 Peel HillBarn Owl1 Whitehills Industrial Estate. 23:25 AB SB  
 SingletonPeregrine1juv  Barry Dyson  
  Ruff1 On flooded farm fields by main dykeSD3638   
  Lapwingc240 On flooded farm fields by main dykeSD3638   
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull2adsinc French green ringed R14T for 8th autumn Paul Slade  
  Black-​tailed Godwit5juvs     
  Golden Plover3      
  Common Sandpiper2      
  hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-​backed Gull1adregular bird    
 Wardley's CreekGreenshank8   Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover9      
 Marton MereLesser Whitethroat1 NE scrub TS  
  Sedge Warbler1 Staining Nook    
  Curlew1+ over calling    
  Stock Dove6 barn roof/wires    
  Common Gull1ad     
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
  Feral Pigeon150+ 2 flocks of 75+ racing Pigeons north over the embankment and the mere    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe1ad  TS  
  Mute Swan64 juvs     
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveSparrowhawk4   AB, SB  
 Lytham HallBlackcap1juv  AB, SB  
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
 St AnnesRedstart1 still AB, SB  
 Bank EndSwift5 together AC  
  Pied Wagtail41      
 Conder GreenSwift12 together AC  
  Little Ringed Plover1 juvenile     
 Church ScarGreenshank1   Richard Holmes  
  Grey Heron2      
  Little Egret2      
  Canada Goose7      
4th August
 Wardley's CreekWhimbrel8   Paul Slade  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Ringed Plover8      
 Newton MarshBarn Owl1   AB, SB  
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull3   JS, SB, AB  
  Common Sandpiper13      
  Ringed Plover9      
  Golden Plover9      
  Little Egret10      
 St AnnesRedstart1juv malestill AB, SB, JS  
 GalgateWillow Warbler1 Galgate cricket pitchSD480551  
  Jay1 Galgate cricket pitchSD480551   
  House Martin2 Galgate cricket pitchSD480551   
  Cormorant1 flew over Galgate cricket pitchSD480551   
  Curlew1 flew over Galgate cricket pitchSD480551   
 MeresidePied Wagtail50+ Tesco car park pre-​roost   
 MeresidePied Wagtail50+ Tesco car park pre-​roost   
 Starr GateCommon Scoter185 south. 0700-​1000 L.G.B. M.J.  
  Manx Shearwater3 north.    
  Gannet26 north.    
  Cormorant1 south.    
  Arctic Skua1dark morphharrasing terns offshore.    
  Sandwich Tern4      
  Common Tern3      
 Bank EndSwift2   AC  
  Pied Wagtail44      
 Marton MereCommon Tern1ad  TS  
  Mute Swan106 juvs2 ads main dyke    
  Tufted Duck2      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 NE scrub    
 Little SingletonCommon Sandpiper3     
  Little Egret3      
  Golden Plover3      
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Cold RowSwift2     
 Yeadon WaySwift1     
 Mythop HallKestrel1  SD371347  
 Little SingletonLapwing60     
 Blackpool South ShoreStarling100     
 Blackpool Waste Transfer StationLesser Black-​backed Gull50     
 Stanley ParkGrey Heron2     
  Mute Swan2      
  Black-​headed Gull25      
 Knott EndWhimbrel5 flew west   
 Ramper PotPeregrine2 on sand bank feeding on kill Frank Bird  
 Poulton-le-FyldeGreat Spotted Woodpecker1 Heard only Jol  
3rd August
 Starr GateShelduck2 south. Watch 0830-​ 1100 L.G.B.M.J.  
  Common Scoter425 south.    
  Manx Shearwater18 south.    
  Gannet14 south.    
  Curlew5 south.    
  Bar-​tailed Godwit1 south.    
  Dunlin16 south.    
  Turnstone6 south.    
  Little Tern1juv.south.    
  Sandwich Tern19      
  Common Tern7      
 NormossBuzzard1   Jol  
 Poulton-le-FyldeRaven2 Flew over, then chased by gull Jol  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Poulton-le-FyldeRaven1 SouthSD3638Barry Dyson  
  Swift2 WestSD3638   
  Jackdawc130 SouthSD3638   
 Ramper PotLittle Stint1 late am FB.Dfw  
  Common Tern2      
 Ramper PotMediterranean Gull2ads  Paul Slade/Jol  
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull1ad  Paul Slade/Jol  
  Black-​tailed Godwit13      
  Common Sandpiper7      
 Cocker's DykeCurlew Sandpiper1Ad5pm Dfw  
  Mediterranean Gull2Ad,2cy     
 St AnnesRedstart1   Ash Baines  
 Marton MereMediterranean Gull1adbriefly north from FBC hide, then flew SW  TS  
  Common Tern1adbriefly over the west end of the mere    
  Grasshopper Warbler1 low over east marsh    
  Willow Warbler1      
  Long-​tailed Tit3+      
  House Sparrow40+ entrance to Kipling field area    
  Tufted Duck1      
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
  Stock Dove3      
  House Martin25+ over east fields    
  Weasel1 Staining Nook    
 Fairhaven LakeSparrowhawk1   SA  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Little Egret3 On the marsh.    
2nd August
 Wyre LightCormorant36     
 Cocker's DykeCurlew Sandpiper1ad not in Dunlin flock, close in between Cockers Dyke and Beach Road Paul Ellis  
  Dunlin1000 plus, most distant    
  Knot100 +    
  Sanderling140 +    
  Grey Plover10 +    
  Golden Plover57      
  Ringed Plover4 +    
  Buzzard1 on fence    
  Swift9 in view at once, evening    
 Starr GatePeregrine1 Circling low over mirror ball DJM  
  Dunlin56 On beach at mirror ball -​ a big count for here    
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Grey Seal1      
 Ramper PotLittle Stint1ad  Paul Slade/J Scragg  
  Mediterranean Gull1ad     
  Ringed Plover17      
  Black-​tailed Godwit2      
 Skippool CreekLapwing1550   Paul Slade  
  Common Sandpiper7      
  Little Egret13      
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine3     
 Bank EndSwift7   AC  
  Common Sandpiper4 together AM    
  Pied Wagtail30+      
 St AnnesRedstart1JuvStill. Moulted heavily since last sighting Ash Baines  
 Marton MereBittern1 flew west over the south bank reeds, 10.20 TS  
 King ScarCormorant10     
 Knott EndPeregrine22 adults    
  Ringed Plover7      
  Grey Plover5      
1st August
 Todderstaffe HallWhimbrel2 on flood south of fairfield rd Frank Bird  
 Cocker's DykeCurlew Sandpiper1adfairly close in, same bird as on 29/07 Paul Ellis  
  Ringed Plover11      
  Grey Plover14      
  Common Gull1juv     
  Grey Heron1      
  Little Egret1      
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine2     
  Grey Wagtail1      
 Rossall PointWillow Warbler1 Juvenile -​ Thx Paul Slade for ID help Martin  
  Ringed Plover8      
  House Sparrow2      
  Meadow Pipit4      
  Cormorant2 flew past    
  House Martin2      
  Wheatear9 juveniles    
  Common Tern1      
  Yellow Wagtail1 sea wall    
  Manx Shearwater2 flew past obs    
 Fairhaven LakeGreat Crested Grebe1adult  FW  
  Little Egret3 19.40 to 21.15 into trees on island    
  Common Sandpiper2      
  Common Gull3      
 Marton MereCormorant2   TS  
  Mute Swan86 juvs     
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
  Goldfinch15+ east end    
  Sand Martin1      
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing    
 Wardley's CreekRedshank35   Paul Slade/Jol  
 Ramper PotRedshank550   Paul Slade/Jol  
  Black-​tailed Godwit3      
  Ringed Plover8      
 Skippool CreekRedshank40   Paul Slade/Jol  
  Common Sandpiper5      
  Little Egret8      
 Shard BridgeLapwing580   Paul Slade/Jol  
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail1juve  AC+NMM  
  Swift43 all north, in 2hr watching    
  Pied Wagtail47      
 MythopRaven1 flew north Frank Bird  
 Ramper PotCommon Tern4 a.m. Frank Bird  
  Little Egret19      
  Ringed Plover7      
 Starr GateCommon Scoterc500   DJM  
  Shelduck6 S    
  Gannet4 S    
  Great Crested Grebe1 S    
  Sandwich Ternc25 S    
  Whimbrel2 S    
 Knott EndDunlin400     
  Ringed Plover6      
  Willow Warbler1      
  Little Egret1      
  Common Gull41 juvenile     
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