Sightings for December 2022

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
2nd December
 FleetwoodSnow Bunting4 On Beach between the Marine Lakes. This morning. D Moreton / F Roe  
 St AnnesWhooper Swan10 Flying south east about noon, very low along the shoreline. Just crossed the corner of the tetradSD32JJeff B  
  Greenfinch6      
  House Sparrow5      
 Marton MereJay1   DJM/CR  
  Fieldfare16      
  Bullfinch1m     
  Reed Bunting1 Nr Mere View    
  Cetti's Warbler5+      
  Water Rail3      
  Raven1 E    
  Whooper Swan18 S    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 E over N scrub    
  Dunnock2 Feeders    
 Fleetwood FarmPink-​footed Goose510     
 Fleetwood MarshShoveler3     
  Tufted Duck10      
  Mallard48      
 NorbreckSwallow1     
 MythopTeal480 dyke flood Frank Bird  
  Wigeon9      
  Black-​tailed Godwit5      
  Lapwing55      
 WartonGlossy Ibis1 north of Lodge Lane at 09:30SD385286Frank Bird  
 Blackpool AirportBlack Redstart1 At western end in westair car park & Hopwood Close  RJS  
  Whooper Swan6 East    
  Pink-​footed Goose650+ South over the day     
  Snipe4      
  Oystercatcher19      
  Curlew12      
 Marton MereBittern1 Low south over edge of west end reeds TS  
  Goldeneye62ad.m, imm.m, 3f     
 Staining NookTawny Owl2   TS  
  Sparrowhawk2m, fOver    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe4 3 pools TS  
  Tufted Duck42m & f, m2 pools    
  Mallard74m2 pools    
 WrampoolKestrel1 Dive bombing a Sparrowhawk  AC  
  Sparrowhawk1      
 LeaGreat Spotted Woodpecker1mOn & around garden feeders C&F Mairs  
  Grey Wagtail1      
  Bullfinch2mf     
  Greenfinch2mf     
  Chaffinch41m 3f     
  Goldfinch6      
  Coal Tit1      
  Great Tit2      
  Blue Tit2      
  Blackbird42m 2f     
  Robin1      
  Dunnock1      
  House Sparrow21m 1f     
  Collared Dove1      
  Feral Pigeon3      
  Sparrowhawk1Juv     
 Starr GatePink-​footed Goose552 south. Watch 0800-​1030. L.G.B. S.C.  
  Shelduck3 north.    
  Wigeon20 south.    
  Pintail1 south.    
  Teal5 south.    
  Eider1 north.    
  Common Scoter465 south.    
  Great Crested Grebe10 south.    
  Great Skua1 south.    
  Red-​throated Diver17 south.    
  Gannet1Adult.south.    
  Cormorant86 south.    
 BraidesWhooper Swan239   AC  
 PreesallTawny Owl1 Calling from around the church AC+NMM  
 Knott EndTwite60+ By ferry slip until a Sparrowhawk tried to catch 1 for breakfast  AC  
1st December
 Bartle HallTawny Owl1malecalling 21:00 JSc, SB  
 CatforthBarn Owl1   JSc, SB  
 NorbreckSanderling32 On beach just before tide hit the sea wall DJM  
  Oystercatcher7      
  Kestrel1      
  Meadow Pipit2      
 Newton-with-ScalesStonechat2m fthames street a myo  
 Newton MarshStonechat1f  a myo  
  Song Thrush1      
 Marton MereGoldeneye62ad.m, imm.m, 3f  TS  
  Greylag Goose2      
  Mute Swan118 ads, 3 1st.w.     
  Cormorant1      
  Water Rail2 Calling, island reeds, NC scrub near path    
  Snipe2 Over west end    
  Sparrowhawk1 Over the mere    
  Fieldfare9 Over the north side    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWater Rail1 Calling, NW corner pond TS  
  Common Gull1adPractice field    
  Tufted Duck3m & f, m2 pools    
  Mallard63m, 3f4 NW corner pond, 2 west side pool    
  Pink-​footed Goose205+ 3 skeins over south. 54, 41, 110+    
  Mute Swan2adsWest side pool    
  Cormorant1 West side pool    
  Little Grebe3 3 pools    
 Bradshaw Lane HeadBarnacle Goose1   AC  
  Pink-​footed Goose2000      
 SaltcotesGlossy Ibis1 Floods adjacent Recycling Centre SD380284Ian Walker  
  Curlew30  SD380284   
  Black-​tailed Godwit40  SD380284   
 Kincraig LakeKingfisher1 Flew over road from lake to rear of Dumfies Close DJM  
  Goldfinch30+ Feeding on alder catkins    
  Magpie27 In one tree    
  Redwing3      
  Teal8      
 Knott EndTwite32 By ferry slip  AC et al  
Fylde Bird Club