Sightings for August 2022

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
7th August
 Marton MereStock Dove2 barn roof Ellen Pemberton  
  Sparrowhawk1female     
  Swift2      
  House Martin4      
  Whitethroat1 north central scrub    
  Blackcap1malenorth central scrub    
  Cetti's Warbler1 SW bay    
 Little SingletonGreenshank1     
  Whimbrel1      
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Kestrel4 hunting together, presumably family group    
 Newton MarshLittle Ringed Plover1Juv  Ian Walker  
 Warton MarshLittle Stint1AdultBriefly landed with mobile Dunlin flock before flying over to Banks / HOM. Welsh colour ringed Dunlin in flock Ian Walker  
  Greenshank32 Ad 1 Juv     
  Avocet84 Ad 4 Juv     
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Little Egret70      
 Lytham JettyHerring Gull1 N:70A Green darvic -​ ringed as a fledgling on the Ribble 2019 Ian Walker  
 Wardley's CreekSpotted Redshank1juv  Paul Slade  
  Greenshank5      
  Whimbrel4      
  Raven1      
  Little Egret24      
  Dunlin80      
  Ringed Plover6      
 Skippool CreekDunlin180   Paul Slade  
  Common Tern42ads, 2 juvs     
  Yellow Wagtail1 over calling    
 Myerscough QuarryGreat White Egret1   a myo  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Little Grebe18 13 on no 2 pit    
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail2Juve 1 was very yellow and the other had very little yellow  AC  
  Pied Wagtail33      
  Linnet20      
6th August
 Newton MarshLittle Ringed Plover1Juv  I.Walker & M.Jones  
 Lytham JettyShelduck90   Ian Walker  
  Eider80      
  Whimbrel3      
  Grey Heron5      
  Dunlin1500      
  Redshank400      
 Church ScarBar-​tailed Godwit90   Ian Walker  
  Turnstone185      
 Newton-with-ScalesReed Warbler1 Lund way path Lee h  
  Chiffchaff3      
  Raven2      
  Buzzard3      
  Small Copper1      
  Comma1      
 Fleetwood PromenadeRaven1 in off from Morecambe Bay north east   
 Conder GreenTemminck's Stint1Adult    
 Freckleton Naze PoolGreen Sandpiper1 In creek opposite boat yard. DS  
  Common Sandpiper2 Calling    
  Greenshank2 On pool    
  Redshank50+ On pool    
  Teal8 On pool    
  Mallard30+8 young     
  Buzzard2      
  Sparrowhawk1      
  Jay2      
 Marton MereSand Martin1 Over west TS  
  Swift1 Over west    
  Cetti's Warbler1 South bank reeds    
  Sparrowhawk1fLow over inflow    
  Stock Dove7 Barn roof    
  Shoveler1f     
  Tufted Duck10      
  Cormorant2      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseCetti's Warbler1 Singing, pool east of practice field TS  
  Swallow6 Over green 1    
  Oystercatcher2juvsGreen 1    
  Little Grebe53 juvs2 ads + 2 juvs -​ central pool, 1 juv -​ west side pool    
 Lytham QuaysSpoonbill6 On river bank at high tide , far side . DS  
  Little Egret36 Far side    
  Marsh Harrier1Juv     
  Whimbrel1 In the creek.    
 Warton BankMerlin1   DS  
  Marsh Harrier3F, juv2 on far side of the river.     
  Kestrel11 3 on far side.    
  Raven2 Overhead     
  Barnacle Goose1 In with Canada geese.    
  Greenshank1 Flying along the ribble    
  Whimbrel1 Calling     
  Avocet5 Along the river    
  Chiffchaff3 Calling    
  Swift5 Overhead     
 MartonSparrowhawk2 Over my garden (which backs onto Mere LNR) attacking pigeon. This pair have been around and very vocal for over a week now NJL  
 FleetwoodWillow Warbler1 In garden Ullswater Avenue KG  
  Small Tortoiseshell1      
  Small White2      
  Meadow Brown1      
  Red Admiral2      
  Holly Blue1      
  Speckled Wood1      
  new species1 Volucella zonaria Hoverfly    
 FleetwoodWillow Warbler1 In garden Ullswater Avenue KG  
  Small Tortoiseshell1      
  Small White2      
  Meadow Brown1      
  Red Admiral2      
  Holly Blue1      
  Speckled Wood1      
  new species1 Volucella zonaria Hoverfly    
 Fairhaven LakeCommon Gull1   Ben Hall  
 Pilling LaneGoldfinch30 feeding on thistle seed in field east of Beach Road Paul Ellis  
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail2JuveNot yesterday's birds, these had a lot of yellow plumage AC  
  Pied Wagtail19      
 BisphamRaven2   Chris Raby  
5th August
 Cocker's DykeDunlin500 plus on tide line Paul Ellis  
  Knot10 on tide line    
 Preston DockMediterranean Gull11st summer  Paul Ellis  
  Great Black-​backed Gull2adults     
  Cormorant2      
  Common Tern 14+ juvsall young large, at least two flying. Probably no more active nests.    
 BisphamRaven2   Chris Raby  
 Little SingletonGreylag Goose165 including collar HVA, ringed Windermere in June   
  Mediterranean Gull1juv     
  Black-​tailed Godwit24      
 Marton MereLittle Grebe1ad  TS  
  Cormorant2      
  Shoveler1      
  Tufted Duck11      
  Sparrowhawk1fLow over east field    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe3ad + 2 juvsLong west side pool TS  
  Oystercatcher1 Green 1    
  Swallow3      
 CockersandTree Sparrow2   J Wood  
  Common Blue butterfly1      
  Gatekeeper2      
 Bank EndWheatear1   J Wood  
  Yellow Wagtail1f     
  Gatekeeper1      
 Glasson MarshMediterranean Gull1AdEstuary J Wood  
 WrampoolMarsh Harrier1Ad FHunting N of main road  AC  
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail2JuvesExtremely pale plumage stage.  AC  
  Pied Wagtail29      
4th August
 Carr House Green CommonWhitethroat1   Steve Swift  
 Ingol Village Golf CourseCollared Dove1 fledged from nest in garden  dave gove  
  Blackcap2 in garden sheraton park     
  Swallow4 over trees tanterton hall rd    
  House Martin2 over garden Sheraton park    
  Sand Martin4 over house sheraton park going south     
  Swift2 over trees tanterton hall road , late date for them locally     
  Buzzard3 circling over sheraton park     
 Conder GreenGreenshank2 on creek dave gove  
  Curlew3 on creek    
  Temminck's Stint1 on creek under edge of grass opposite the lay -​by. then flew upstream to the hair pin bend in the creek . first seen on wed 27 july from the lay by     
  Redshank60 creek    
  Common Sandpiper1 creek    
 Lawson WetlandRing-​necked Parakeet9 Lawson Road allotments  NJL  
 BrockKingfisherc1   AB  
 Little SingletonGreenshank1     
  Greylag Goose30      
 Skippool CreekShelduck22juvscreche   
  Black-​tailed Godwit6      
  Whimbrel1      
 Marton MereTeal1fPool TS  
  Tufted Duck10      
  Cormorant4      
  Swift1      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe2ad + juvWest side pool TS  
  Oystercatcher1juvGreen 1    
  Swallow4      
 Carr House Green CommonKestrel3   NJL CH  
  Goldfinch3      
  Chiffchaff2      
  Sedge Warbler2 1 singing     
  Peacock butterfly3      
  Red Admiral1      
  Comma1      
  Emperor dragonfly2 Ponds    
  Painted Lady2      
  Gatekeeper20+      
  Small Tortoiseshell1      
  Meadow Brown15+      
  Small White2      
  Large White2      
 Rossall BeachOystercatcher125+ Beach to Point NJL CH  
  Turnstone75+      
  Ringed Plover11      
  Great Black-​backed Gull6      
  Cormorant1      
  Tree Sparrow8 Golf course     
  Moorhen1      
  Coot1      
  Starling100+      
  Meadow Pipit2      
  Common Blue butterfly2      
  Meadow Brown4      
  Gatekeeper1      
  Green-​veined White2      
  Small White1      
 Pilling Lane EndsPainted Lady4   AC  
  Peacock butterfly11      
  Red Admiral10      
  Large White3      
  Migrant Hawker1      
 Poulton-le-FyldeWhimbrel1 south calling over Moreton Dr 14.10 Paul Slade  
 Blackpool AirportCommon Scoter31 Flew west at 600' 11:04 RJS  
 Bank EndYellow Wagtail1Juve  AC  
  Pied Wagtail17      
  Whimbrel2      
  Starling2500      
  Swift2 North    
 Newton MarshShelduck4Large juveniles   LJ  
3rd August
 Thornton ICI ReservoirCoot20     
  Moorhen5      
  Tufted Duck5      
  Little Grebe3      
  Mute Swan4pr, 2y     
  Grey Heron1      
 Wesham MarshReed Bunting2   G Coulburn  
  Reed Warbler2      
  Kestrel1      
  Small Copper1      
  Meadow Brown3      
  Gatekeeper1      
  Common Blue butterfly2      
  Emperor dragonfly2      
  Brown Hawker1      
  Common Darter2      
 Lytham MossKestrel1 Circling around a field and barn. Simon Tudor  
 Bank EndMediterranean Gull13   J Wood  
  Pied Wagtail43      
 Marton MereSwift25+ Mostly high over SE field, 18.30 TS  
  Kestrel1 Over east fields    
  Shoveler4      
  Cormorant3      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe2juvsWest side pool TS  
  Cormorant1 Over west    
  Oystercatcher1juvGreen 1    
  Swallow7 Over green 1    
 Skippool CreekLittle Egret31   Paul Slade  
  Ringed Plover6      
  Dunlin385      
  Common Sandpiper16      
  Whimbrel1      
  Great Black-​backed Gull2juvs     
  Black-​tailed Godwit5      
  Golden Plover32      
 Cocker's DykeDunlin990 high tide Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
  Sanderling5 high tide    
  Knot1 high tide    
  Black-​tailed Godwit2 high tide    
  Grey Plover1 high tide    
  Lapwing145 high tide    
  Mediterranean Gull1juvhigh tide    
  Oystercatcher610 high tide    
 Stanley ParkBlack-​headed Gull5 Blue rings -​ 203E, 211E, 215E, 218E, 298E. J Wood  
  Holly Blue1      
  Common Blue butterfly1      
 Rossall PointSandwich Tern2 South West JC Wood  
  Starlingc150 Golf course    
 Rossall SchoolHobby1 Over field south of the end of Rossall Lane near Amounderness way junction, 1.15 D Moreton  
 Conder GreenTemminck's Stint1Adult    
2nd August
 Skippool CreekDunlin345   Paul Slade  
  Black-​tailed Godwit6      
  Common Sandpiper7      
  Golden Plover26      
 Lower BallamSwiftc20     
 Marton MereShoveler33f  TS  
  Great Black-​backed Gull2ads     
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe32 ads, juv3 pools TS  
  Mallard2fem + juvWest side pool    
  Kestrel1 Hunting central area    
 Lytham JettySanderlingc40 with Dunlin   
  Spoonbill6 on other side of river    
 Conder GreenTemminck's Stint1 on pool intermittently between 3 and 3.30 colin galbraith  
 Wesham MarshBuzzard1   G Coulburn  
  House Martin6      
  Swift5      
  Reed Bunting3      
  Small Copper1      
  Common Blue butterfly1M     
 Conder GreenTemminck's Stint1AdSeen for 5 minutes before 0900, then disappeared  AC  
 Bank EndSwift7   AC  
  Pied Wagtail8      
  Golden Plover140      
  Peale's Peregrine1 Attacking the GP's    
 Knott EndDunlin120     
  Ringed Plover10      
 Preston DockCommon Sandpiper2 On pontoons with Terns. martin jump.  
  Common Tern  A lot less activity quite a few left?.    
1st August
 Blackpool AirportSwift35 South , steady trickle 11-​12:30 RJS  
 Conder GreenTemminck's Stint1Adult    
 Lytham JettyWhimbrel1     
  Common Ternc15 Adults feeding juvs    
  Spoonbill6 south bank of river    
  Marsh Harrier1immsouth of river over saltmarsh    
 Myerscough QuarryGreen Sandpiper1   DS  
  Common Sandpiper1      
  Great Crested Grebe2      
  Little Grebe4      
  Lapwing130      
  Common Gull5      
  Black-​headed Gull50+      
 Conder GreenGreenshank6     
  Dunlin5      
  Common Tern1      
  Grey Wagtail1      
  Common Sandpiper3      
  Avocet4pair with 2 young)     
 Bank EndMediterranean Gull8 Resting on bank of estuary with BHG's John Wood  
 Conder GreenRuff1 Creek John Wood  
  Little Ringed Plover1 Pool    
  Kingfisher1 Pool    
 Marton MereShoveler22f  TS  
  Gadwall5      
  Tufted Duck8      
  Mallard8+f + 7 young     
  Mute Swan146 ads, 8 juvs     
  Buzzard3 Over east fields/pylons    
  Stock Dove7 Barn roof    
  Swift3      
  Red Admiral1      
 Stanley ParkTufted Duck6fem + 5 juvs  TS  
  Gadwall6      
  Mute Swan12+7 & 5 juvs     
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWhitethroat2 Waste compound TS  
  Willow Warbler2 Waste compound    
  Blackcap1f/jWaste compound    
  Reed Warbler1 Pool reeds near waste compound    
  Swallow9 Over SW area    
  Oystercatcher1juvGreen 1    
 KirkhamRed Kite1 flew SW 14.55 Kath B  
 Bank EndWheatear1Juve  AC  
  Common Sandpiper1 In channel     
  Pied Wagtail12      
 Green Dick's LaneGreat Spotted Woodpecker1 on telegraph pole Paul Ellis  
 Preston DockMediterranean Gull11st summer  Paul Ellis  
  Cormorant3      
  Common Tern5129 adults, 22 juvsall juvs large. Possibly 11 adults on nests still    
 NorbreckWhimbrel1 Heard only over sea at high tide DJM  
 Fylde FarmRaven3 On pylons fylde farm / Garstang road B Smith  
 CockersandWheatear2 Traces of juv plumage on one bird J Wood  
  Golden Plover93 Shore    
  Kestrel1      
  Stock Dove2      
  Swift10 SW over Plover Scar    
  Yellow Wagtail1      
  Starling500      
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