Sightings for August 2020

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
3rd August
 Windy HarbourBuzzard1     
 Knott EndWhimbrel1     
 Pilling LaneWhimbrel7 over high heading SW calling Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
  Kestrel1 hunting east of Beach Road    
 Knott EndSandwich Tern21 ad, 1 juv  Barry Dyson/H Phillips  
  Wheatear2Juvs     
 Wesham MarshBarn Owl1 hunting at 21,00 hrs andy myo  
  Noctule Bat7      
 Little PlumptonGreen Sandpiper6  SD387328Frank Bird  
  Common Sandpiper1 with Green Sands    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe1ad  TS  
  Mute Swan3m, f, juv     
  Oystercatcher3 green 1    
  Buzzard1 over south end    
  Kestrel2f/jcircling high with the Buzzard    
  Collared Dove1 over west    
  Greenfinch2      
  Chiffchaff5      
  Swallow2      
  House Martin1      
  Swift14 a.m.    
 CarletonJay1 Robins Lane   
 Marton MereCormorant1   TS  
  Stock Dove6 barn roof    
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull92 juv, 1s, 6 ads  Paul Slade  
  Common Sandpiper6      
  Golden Plover18      
 Stanley ParkGadwall9     
  Moorhen9      
  Mallard54      
  Mute Swan52      
 Grange ParkSwift6 Gateside Park   
 Blackpool North ShoreWheatear1Juv  DJM/PL  
 Starr GateCommon Scoter692 606 sth. 86 nth. Watch 0600-​1000. L.G.B. J.B. S.C. M.S.M.  
  Eider1 north.    
  Manx Shearwater22 north.    
  Great Crested Grebe4 2 sth. 2 nth.    
  Gannet20 north.    
  Cormorant4 north.    
  Oystercatcher49 south offshore.    
  Lapwing1 south.    
  Sanderling33 south.    
  Dunlin2 south.    
  Knot4 south.    
  Sandwich Tern25 south.    
  Arctic Skua4 inshore, harassing terns.    
  Guillemot1 north.    
 Lawson WetlandGrasshopper Warbler1 Reeling. Reedmace 50 yards from gate.  EJ  
 Bank EndWheatear1   AC  
  Pied Wagtail33      
2nd August
 Green Dick's LaneLittle Owl1   Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Raven1+ calling    
 GlassonPeregrine1 over Lune Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Mediterranean Gull1 Lune    
  Dunlin100 Lune    
  Curlew140 Lune    
  Whimbrel1 Lune    
  Lapwing500 Lune    
  Common Tern3 Lune    
  Bank Vole1 on path by Lune    
 Conder GreenCommon Sandpiper5 (4 creek, 1 pool) Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Greenshank1 creek    
  Avocet2 pool    
  Swift2      
  Whimbrel3 over calling heading south    
  Little Grebe5 pool    
 Cocker's DykeYellow-​legged Gull1ad    
  Mediterranean Gull1ad     
 Pilling Lanenew species1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth, in garden Beach Road PGS/PE/KB  
  Sparrowhawk1      
 Wardley's CreekWhimbrel1   Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Dunlin9      
  Little Egret5      
  Greenshank1      
 Shard BridgeMediterranean Gull1   Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Little Egret14      
  Common Sandpiper9      
  Lapwing640      
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull1412 ads, 2 x 1s  Paul Slade/Paul Ellis  
  Common Sandpiper3      
  Lapwing300      
  Whimbrel1      
  Black-​headed Gull1 yellow ringed TLTN    
 St Annes BeachCommon Gull72 High tide roost on the salt marsh west of Denford Ave. First movement of post breeding birds Ian Walker  
  Sandwich Tern1      
  Sanderling140      
  Dunlin2000      
 Fairhaven BeachDunlin1500 0900 -​ 1030hrs Ian Walker  
  Sanderling20      
  Curlew170      
  Grey Plover2      
  Oystercatcher700 Blue ringed bird from Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group    
  Grey Heron6      
  Common Gull19      
 Church ScarWhimbrel5 0800hrs Ian Walker  
  Turnstone180      
  Dunlin400      
  Ringed Plover80      
 Starr GateShelduck2 south. Watch 0600-​1000. L.G.B. S.C.  
  Common Scoter825 south.    
  Red-​breasted Merganser1 south.    
  Manx Shearwater35 33 sth. 2 nth.    
  Gannet24 20 sth. 4 nth.    
  Great Crested Grebe1 south.    
  Cormorant8 7 sth. 1 nth.    
  Whimbrel1 south.    
  Curlew4 south.    
  Sanderling60 south.    
  Dunlin32 south.    
  Sandwich Tern22 south.    
  Guillemot1 south.    
 Skippool CreekMediterranean Gull85 ad, 2/3S, 1S, juvthis evening   
  Whimbrel1      
  Common Sandpiper2      
 Blackpool North ShoreLittle Tern2 north   
  Fulmar2 one south, one north    
  unidentified Common Tern or Arctic Tern4 flew west overland down Lowther Avenue to sea at c0855    
 Marton MereLittle Owl1 small barn roof, 18.15 TS  
  Kestrel1 went into barn behind Hawthorns    
  Stock Dove7 barn roof    
  Sedge Warbler1 NE field    
 Blackpool ZooCormorant8 over west, a.m. TS  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseSwift16 over SW area, a.m. probable movement south TS  
  House Martin2      
  Swallow1      
  Chiffchaff7 7 different areas    
  Robin1juv     
  Greenfinch1m     
  Oystercatcher2      
  Black-​headed Gull6ads     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Mute Swan3m, f, juv     
  Grey Heron2ad, 2cy     
 Bank EndSwift7   AC  
  Pied Wagtail25      
  Little Egret5      
  Whimbrel1      
1st August
 Starr GateCommon Scoter561 south. Watch 0530-​0945. A.A. L.G.B. S.C.  
  Manx Shearwater1 south.    
  Great Crested Grebe2 south.    
  Gannet26 23 sth. 3 nth.    
  Cormorant19 18 sth 1 nth.    
  Golden Plover1 south.    
  Whimbrel4 south.    
  Sanderling27 south.    
  Dunlin63 south.    
  Black-​headed Gull5 south.    
  Mediterranean Gull1ad.north.    
  Sandwich Tern23 south.    
  Little Tern1ad.south.    
  Common Tern3 south.    
 Conder GreenYellow Wagtail1juvPool Dan Haywood  
  Lesser Whitethroat2juvspool hedgerow    
  Willow Warbler2juvspool hedgerow    
  Wood Sandpiper1juvpool    
  Dunlin4adspool    
  Avocet1adpool    
  Common Tern4adsover pool    
  Whimbrel2 overhead SE    
  Common Sandpiper15 creek    
  Greenshank3 creek    
  Peregrine1juvoverhead S    
  Mediterranean Gull4ads + 3CYoverhead S    
  Swallow9juvsoverhead S    
 Skippool CreekCommon Sandpiper5     
 Wesham MarshBarn Owl1   andy myo  
  Noctule Bat5      
 Ramper PotMediterranean Gull32 ad, juvincluding green R14T   
  Whimbrel1 over    
 FreckletonGreenshank3 Pool Lane ebbing tide 1500hrs Ian Walker  
  Great Crested Grebe1Imm     
  Ringed Plover1511 Ad 4 JuvOrange flag OY ringed Nov 12 Beaumaris Wales, flag fitted 12.08.17 Llanfairfechan     
  Common Darter2      
  Emperor Dragonfly2      
  Gatekeeper9      
 Preston DockLesser Black-​backed Gull1AdYellow Ring A62:W ringed Banks June 2018 Ian Walker  
 Newton MarshShoveler1Ad DrakeThe first eclipse Drake for me.  Ian Walker  
 Lytham JettyWhimbrel3 Incoming tide 0800hrs Ian Walker  
 Myerscough QuarryCommon Sandpiper1     
  Little Grebe144 juvs     
  Buzzard2      
  Tufted Duck32m, f     
  Coot22      
  Mallard86      
  Grey Heron2      
  Cormorant2      
 Marton MereGadwall15   Ellen Pemberton  
  Canada Goose18      
  Kestrel1male     
  Sparrowhawk1      
  Swallow4      
  House Martin1      
  Willow Warbler2      
  Whitethroat1      
 Lawson WetlandGrasshopper Warbler1 singing 12.45 -​ 13.00 Ellen Pemberton  
 Marton MereKestrel2f/jhunting NE area TS  
  Stock Dove2      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 over NE field    
  Goldfinch9 over NE field    
  Mute Swan54 ads, juv     
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing, SE corner    
  Willow Warbler1 singing, NE corner    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe1ad  TS  
  Mute Swan3m, f, juv     
  Grey Heron2ad, 2cy     
  Oystercatcher2      
  Song Thrush2 singing    
  Chiffchaff3      
  House Martin12+ over SE corner    
  Swift5      
  Swallow1      
 Knott EndLittle Egret2 Opposipe beach road JM  
  Goldfinch2      
  Whimbrel1      
  Lapwing100+      
 Blackpool North ShoreCormorant21 19 S, 2 N DJM/DB  
  Common Scoter29 4 flocks S    
  Sandwich Tern1 N    
  Curlew1 S    
  Oystercatcher13 S    
  Dunlin1 S with Oystercatchers    
  Whimbrel1 N    
 Warbreck HillWhimbrel1+ Heard on,y S DJM  
 Marton MereLittle Owl1 small barn roof, 9.55 TS  
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