Sightings for March 2018

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  Location Species Count Age / Sex Notes Grid Ref Source  
24th March
 HambletonGreylag Goose15 fieldSD369419  
 Pilling LaneWater Rail1 In dyke heading east seen again Sandra Langhorne  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseChiffchaff1msinging south east corner   
 Marton MereGreat Black-​backed Gull2ad    
 Ream HillsBarnacle Goose1 Ream Hills Lake   
  Teal72 Main Dyke flood    
  Red-​legged Partridge2 by main dyke    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
  Siskin5 North    
  Meadow Pipit10 Over    
 Starr GateTufted Duck10 north. Watch 0715-​1000. L.G.B.  
  Eider1913m 6fsouth.    
  Common Scoter2450      
  Red-​breasted Flycatcher1mnorth.    
  Red-​throated Diver7      
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Sandwich Tern2 north.    
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail8 in off n/east.    
  Meadow Pipit70 north.    
  Grey Seal2      
 Newton MarshRuff2   Frank Bird  
  Black-​tailed Godwit60      
  Raven1 over    
 Whitmore FisheriesBuzzard2   Monty  
  Kestrel2 All in same airspace, thermalling.    
  Tree Sparrow25+ On and around feeders near cafe.    
 Church ScarEider18   Ric Holmes  
  Black-​tailed Godwit18      
  Little Egret1      
 Medlar Marshnew species2 Roe Deer buck and doe together on edge of marsh. Monty  
  Linnet4 2 pairs near top farm.    
 FairhavenBuzzard7 High on the thermals over fairhaven lake Steve h  
 IngolRing-​necked Parakeet2 Over Tag Lane Oaktree Ave 9.00 am martin jump  
  Grey Heron1 Over flying north    
23rd March
 Pilling LaneWater Rail1 In dyke heading east Sandra Langhorne  
 Knott EndSparrowhawk1     
 Marton MereLittle Egret1 flew north over east field, then NW over HR golf course TS  
  Fieldfare90+ east field wires/SE poplars    
  Linnet6 west over embankment    
  Pied Wagtail1meast field    
  Cetti's Warbler5 singing    
 Stanley ParkMeadow Pipit15 golf course near old putting green TS  
  Shoveler189 pair     
  Cormorant9 a.m.    
  Great Crested Grebe2      
 Staining NookOystercatcher2 field east of Nook TS  
  Tree Sparrow3+ Mere View    
  Long-​tailed Tit4 Mere View    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWater Rail1 NW corner pond TS  
  Shoveler2m, f     
 Salisbury WoodlandNuthatch1   TS  
 Lawson Road Recreation GroundOystercatcher2 west field TS  
 Pilling LaneTree Sparrow20 plus at feeders 22 Beach Road Paul Ellis  
 Poulton-le-FyldeSparrowhawk1maleMoreton Drive Paul Slade  
  Buzzard1 Over Moreton Drive    
 CatforthRedwing90 60 by Hall farm, 30 by Whinneyfield Bridge   
  Shelduck12  SD4835   
  Shoveler42 pairs SD4835   
  Wigeon52  SD4835   
  Oystercatcher2  SD4835   
  Black-​tailed Godwit260 feeding on fieldsSD4835   
  Curlew32  SD4835   
  Snipe1 flew overSD4835   
 Lytham MossOystercatcher2   Ian Mc  
  Pied Wagtail4      
  Golden Plover150 green fenced field    
  Barn Owl1 radar grounds    
  Little Egret8      
  Whooper Swan25 field east of radar    
  Snipe10 flushed by a shelduck    
 CatforthTree Sparrow2     
  Reed Bunting3      
22nd March
 WoodplumptonTreecreeper1 Lancaster Canal by Bell Fold Bridge   
 InskipBlack-​tailed Godwit90 New Hall Farm flood Paul Ellis  
  Snipe6 New Hall Farm flood    
  Teal14 New Hall Farm flood    
  Shelduck5 New Hall Farm flood    
  Mallard2 New Hall Farm flood    
  Pied Wagtail30 New Hall Farm flood    
  Lapwing10 New Hall Farm flood    
  Meadow Pipit10 New Hall Farm flood    
 StalmineJay1 just south of Stalmine, flew east over A588 Paul Ellis  
 Lytham MossKestrel1 Queeensway Paul Ellis  
 Weeton CampKestrel1   Paul Ellis  
 Marton MereGoldeneye32m/1f  Marton Mere Volunteers  
  Cetti's Warbler1 Viewing platform    
  Tufted Duck10m/f     
  Canada Goose10+      
  Greylag Goose8      
  Mute Swan2      
  Moorhen2 Viewing platform    
  Grey Heron1      
 Mowbreck HallTawny Owl1 Calling midday from Yew tree next to caravan. Monty  
  Sparrowhawk1fHunting birds at bird feeders.    
  Buzzard2 Displaying over caravan park.    
  Song Thrush1 Singing mowbreck lane.    
 Blackpool CentralGrey Wagtail1     
 Rossall PointSanderlingc20   Living Seas watch  
  Ringed Plover3 Incl 1 doing a display flight over beach    
  Gannet4 2 W + 2 W    
  Great Crested Grebe1 W    
  Red-​breasted Merganser1 E    
  Eiderc75 Roosting on King's Scar     
  Common Scoter7 In from west    
  Cormorant28 25 on Wyre Light + 3 on yellow marker    
 Cocker's DykeLittle Egret1     
  Common Gull1      
 Pilling LaneSiskin4 flew over   
  Greenfinch31+ male1+ singing north end of Beach Road    
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail1 flew over    
  Little Egret1      
  Meadow Pipit5 flew over    
  Long-​tailed Tit1      
  Herring Gull1      
 Fleetwood FerryPeregrine1adult    
 Knott EndTwite6 slipway   
  Pink-​footed Goose450 fields south of librarySD353481   
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail1 flew over    
  Meadow Pipit5      
  Little Egret1      
  Greylag Goose1 fields south of librarySD353481   
  Herring Gull14      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull4      
  Black-​headed Gull2      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit42      
  Grey Plover106      
  Pied Wagtail1      
 Warton MarshAvocet43 South bank of river M Jones  
  Pink-​footed Goose7000      
  Whooper Swan32      
 MythopBlack-​tailed Godwit5 fllood north of Ream Hills TS  
 Whitmore FisheriesTree Sparrow8 feeders TS  
  House Sparrow1f     
  Fieldfare7 over    
  Buzzard1 over    
 Marton MereGoldeneye73 ad.m, 4f  TS  
  Little Grebe1 calling, inflow    
  Fieldfare25+ east field    
  Cetti's Warbler3 singing    
 Bank EndPied Wagtail24 feeding  AC  
  Meadow Pipit5      
 Thurnham HallRedwing34 feeding. smart plumage  AC  
 InskipGreat White Egret1 New Hall Farm flood ME  
  Little Egret4 New Hall Farm flood    
  Ruff2 New Hall Farm flood    
  Redshank3 New Hall Farm flood    
 Poulton-le-FyldeNuthatch1 Moorland Gardens Jol  
 NorbreckKestrel1fHunting behind Norbreck Castle hotel KRG  
 Fairhaven BeachSpotted Redshank2   SA  
  Little Egret3      
21st March
 GalgateCoot1 sound recorded overnight   
  Redwing5 sound recorded overnight    
 InskipLapwing20 In fields north of Carr House Green CommonSD4737Barry Dyson/M Sutcliffe  
  Snipe2 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Redshank2 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Ruff2 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Green Sandpiper1 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Shelduck6 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Little Egret4 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Pied Wagtail12 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Meadow Pipit21 In fields north of Carr House Green Common    
  Curlew56 East of Woods laneSD477380   
  Black-​tailed Godwitc400 East of Woods laneSD477380   
  Chiffchaff1 LewthSD4836   
  Redwing13 In field near Derby arms hotel    
 Marton MereSnipe7 On scrape Marton Mere Volunteers  
  Oystercatcher1 On scrape     
  Long-​tailed Tit8+ Flying through north scrub    
 Starr GateShelduck2 north.Watch 0700-​1100. F.B. L.G.B.  
  Common Scoter500      
  Velvet Scoter3males.with common scoter flushed by a dredger.    
  Kittiwake98ads. 1 2cyearsouth.    
  Little Gull3ads.south.    
 Poulton-le-FyldeMistle Thrush2 Fylde Cricket Club, daily Jol  
  Greenfinch1 Moorland Rd Cemetery    
  Nuthatch1 Moorland Rd Cemetery    
 Freckleton MarshChiffchaff2   Ash Baines  
 Marton MereGreat Crested Grebe2   TS  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseTeal1mpool east of zoo car park TS  
  Shoveler1mpool east of zoo car park    
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   TS  
  Great Black-​backed Gull12nd.w     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull4ads     
  Ring-​necked Parakeet2m, f     
  Redwing4 athletics field    
  Mistle Thrush4 athletics field    
  Long-​tailed Tit2      
 Herons' ReachMoorhen4 NW Pond DJM/CR  
  Snipe3 NW Pond    
  Jack Snipe1+ NW Pond    
  Wren2 NW Pond    
 Warbreck HillCoal Tit2PrConifers by water tower, probably refugees from the now almost treeless Rock Gardens DJM  
 Lytham CrematoriumGreat White Egret1 Fishing in pond  TR  
20th March
 Eagland HillBarn Owl1 quartering hedgerows AJH  
  Snipe5 on flood in field    
  Grey Partridge3      
 Savick ParkSong Thrush2 in park, PCC Parks 'tree maintenance'/ ancient hedegrow disturbance, home to Song Thrush   
 Rossall PointWheatear1Male10.30am by footpath between golf course and prom   
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
  Grey Wagtail1      
 CockersandWheatear2m/fOn shore by Lighthouse Cottage at 12:00 M Wilby  
 Cockerham SandsStonechat2 Ad Males AC  
 Knott EndReed Bunting138M 5Fhighest garden total ever AC  
  House Sparrow27      
 Cocker's DykeBarn Owl1   AC  
 Preesall FlashesBarn Owl1   AC  
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe2   TS  
 The HeadsWater Pipit6+ on wet grassy field SD351450Frank Bird  
  Meadow Pipit5+      
 SkithamRuff27 flood south of skitham lane am Frank Bird  
  Black-​tailed Godwit17      
  Pink-​footed Goose1000+      
 Lytham MossKingfisher1 dyke back of radar white bridge Ian Mc  
  Lapwing20 various locations    
  Little Egret7      
  Grey Heron1      
  Skylark8 singing    
  Pied Wagtail10      
 Marton MereTufted Duck19   MM Volunteers WeBS  
  Greylag Goose6      
  Canada Goose45      
  Little Grebe1      
  Goldeneye72m 5f/imm     
  Mute Swan4 2 x Mere 2 x Dyke    
  Oystercatcher1 Scrape    
  Water Rail3 1 x FBC 2 x Platform    
  Great White Egret1 Scrape    
  Little Egret1 Outflkow Dyke    
  new species1 Small Tortoiseshell    
  Fieldfare52 East Fields    
  Cetti's Warbler6 singing    
  Chiffchaff1 singing     
 NorbreckMallard3mFlew N over receding tide DJM  
  Kestrel1 Hovering high over Norbreck Castle hotel    
 CatforthChiffchaff1malesinging and calling SD482357  
  Reed Bunting2      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull15      
  Meadow Pipit25 flushed from grass    
 Carr House Green CommonGreat White Egret1 flew over Woods Lane   
  Reed Bunting2+males     
  Little Egret1      
 InskipLong-​tailed Tit2     
  Little Egret1      
  Green Sandpiper1      
  Peregrine1 flew through    
  Little Egret1      
  Black-​tailed Godwit80      
  Shoveler42 pairs     
 Cuddy HillBuzzard2 displaying   
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 drumming    
 Danson HillCurlew18     
  Pied Wagtail4      
  Meadow Pipit4      
  Song Thrush1malesinging    
  Buzzard2 displaying    
 Starr GateHarbour Porpoise1 Aheading north at 12.30 pm. SA  
 FleetwoodSong Thrush1 feeding garden, Dronsfield rd., B Wood  
 Fleetwood Marine LakesTurnstone200 island roost B Wood  
  Redshank30 island roost    
  Knot20 island roost    
  Purple Sandpiper2 island roost @12.30    
 Rossall PointSanderling30 high tide roost B Wood  
  Linnet8 feeding strand line    
  Eider2m/fflew west    
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11w0727 to 0735 hrs 22 Beach Road Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Blackpool North ShoreWheatear1m  DJM  
  Carrion Crow16 On beach together    
 ThorntonRaven1 Calling over Red Marsh Ind Estate Paul Slade  
19th March
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 TrealesBuzzard2   G Coulburn  
  Grey Wagtail2      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
 Newton MarshWigeon80+   Mark Cookson  
  Black-​tailed Godwit4      
 Warton BankWhooper Swan8   Mark Cookson  
  Reed Bunting32m & 1f     
  Meadow Pipitc20      
  Little Egret9      
  Great Black-​backed Gull3      
 Little ThorntonBarn Owl1 Fields off Amounderness Way Jol  
 Skippool CreekKestrel1   Jol  
 Marton MereWigeon10+   TS  
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull18ads     
  Oystercatcher1 east field    
  Fieldfare3 east field    
 MowbreckGolden Plover140+ some birds in full summer plumage`(stunning) , Fields east of wesham marsh andy myo  
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   TS  
  Great Black-​backed Gull32 ads, 1st.w     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull7ads     
  Redwing3 athletics field    
  Mistle Thrush2      
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1      
  Pied Wagtail1      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseFox1 under the trees, NW corner pond TS  
  Teal2fNW corner pond    
 Staining NookGreat White Egret1 figure 8 pond in the field west of Broad Oak Lane, 15.00-​10 TS  
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveStonechat4   Ash Baines  
 Preston DockGreat Crested Grebe3 Together at cinema end 11.30am Richard H  
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11w22 Beach Road 0655 -​0659 hrs Paul Ellis  
 Warbreck HillPeregrine1 1st I've seen it here this year DJM  
18th March
 Knott EndRook50 25 nests by library   
 SkithamRuff6   P Slade/ P Ellis  
  Barn Owl1      
  Pink-​footed Goose2000  SD433434   
  Golden Plover15      
 Eagland HillBarn Owl1   P Slade/ P Ellis  
 Rawcliffe MossKestrel2 Lancaster Road P Slade/ P Ellis  
  Buzzard2 Lancaster Road    
  Snipe7 Lancaster Road    
 Out RawcliffeRaven1   P Slade/ P Ellis  
  Barn Owl1 Crook Gate Lane    
  Redwing10 Castle Hill Wood    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 Castle Hill Wood    
  Kestrel1 Whin Lane    
 Stalmine Moss SideBlack-​tailed Godwit80  SD384445P Slade/P Ellis  
 The HeadsWater Pipit5+ wet field at high tideSD351450P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Snipe3 wet field at high tideSD351450   
  Curlew16 wet field at high tideSD351450   
  Roe Deer2 wet field at high tideSD351450   
  Meadow Pipit10 plus wet field at high tideSD351450   
  Shelduck14 wet field at high tideSD351450   
 Barnaby's SandsWheatear1male  P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
 Fleetwood MarshHerring Gull3   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
 Arm HillWigeon170   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Eider64m, 2f     
  Knot360 one with yellow leg flag on R and yellow ring on left    
  Black-​tailed Godwit90      
  Pink-​footed Goose1      
  Black-​headed Gull1      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1      
  Common Gull5      
  Herring Gull3      
  Great Black-​backed Gull1      
 Agglebys PitPink-​footed Goose122   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Common Gull35      
  Black-​headed Gull35      
  Meadow Pipit4      
 Wardley's CreekBlack-​tailed Godwit110   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Little Grebe1 roadside pond    
  Golden Plover23      
  Coot3 roadside pond    
  Mute Swan2 roadside pond    
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull27      
  Common Gull7      
  Great Black-​backed Gull2      
  Herring Gull43      
  Ringed Plover1      
  Greylag Goose1      
  Black-​headed Gull29      
 Shard BridgeRuff1   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Golden Plover1      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2      
  Common Gull10      
  Black-​headed Gull27      
  Greylag Goose5      
  Pink-​footed Goose27      
  Canada Goose7      
 Skippool CreekRedshank12   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Black-​headed Gull33      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull9      
  Common Gull5      
  Herring Gull8      
 Ramper PotCurlew8   P Slade/ P Ellis WEBS  
  Herring Gull2      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull4      
 Savick ParkBullfinch84m, 4f  gg  
  Collared Dove2      
  Blue Tit2      
  Great Tit3      
  Coal Tit1      
  Long-​tailed Tit6      
 Fluke HallShelduck24 WeBS Count. L.G.B.  
  Little Egret5      
  Grey Plover240      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit40      
  Spotted Redshank1      
 Shard BridgeBlack-​tailed Godwitc220 Field east of Shard Road.   
 MartonIceland Gull1adsita Ashworth rd 10.40 Frank Bird  
  Mediterranean Gull1adclifton rd playing field opp carwash with black-​heads    
 Little SingletonPink-​footed Goosec400 on salt marsh by river   
 Out RawcliffeBarn Owl1 Skitham Lane   
  Greylag Goose1 In Pinkfoot flock south of Skitham Lane    
 CopthorneBarnacle Goose1     
 Myerscough QuarryLittle Ringed Plover1     
  Black-​tailed Godwitc520      
  Tufted Duck10      
  Little Grebe1      
  Canada Goose35      
  Pink-​footed Goose1 apparently bird with Canadas at Cabus recently    
  hybrid Atlantic Canada Goose x Greylag Goose1 ditto    
 Stanley ParkKingfisher1 perched by dyke next to NE golf course   
  Great Crested Grebe3      
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull3ads     
  Common Gull92 1st.w     
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1f     
  Mistle Thrush5 3 athletics field, 2 NE golf course    
  Pied Wagtail2 east golf course    
 NorbreckMallard43m, fOn pool left by tide on beach DJM  
 Lytham MossLittle Egret9 4 mile walk 75% chance sighting of Wheatear Ian Mc Ben Mc  
  Golden Plover15      
  Whooper Swan15      
 Fairhaven LakeMoorhen12   Ric Holmes WeBS  
  Canada Goose46      
  Tufted Duck30      
  Mute Swan19      
 Hackensall HallTree Sparrow2     
  Great Spotted Woodpecker2      
  Red-​legged Partridge2      
 Knott EndSparrowhawk1 south end of Hackensall Road   
  Bar-​tailed Godwit2      
 Fairhaven BeachRedshank147   Ric Holmes WeBS  
  Black-​tailed Godwit6      
 Church ScarTurnstone33   Ric Holmes WeBS  
 Lytham JettyShelduck24   Ric Holmes WeBS  
  Black-​tailed Godwit62      
  Reed Bunting2      
 Lytham QuaysMallard12   Ric Holmes WeBS  
  Whooper Swan57      
  Black-​tailed Godwit12      
  Pink-​footed Goose7      
  Marsh Harrier1      
 Windy HarbourRoe Deer3     
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseGreat White Egret1 flew off NW from pool NW from NE pit, 10.55. Would probably have come down to pools further NW, but too many golfers trespassing TS  
 Kincraig LakeShoveler42m, 2f    
  Tufted Duck10      
  Grey Heron6 Certainly nesting, probably 3 pairs    
 Blackpool North ShoreWheatear1   DJM  
  Meadow Pipit2 In-​off    
17th March
 Starr GateWhooper Swan12 north. Watch 0715-​1000. F.B. L.G.B.  
  Teal4 3 sth. 1nth.    
  Common Scoterc3000      
  Red-​breasted Merganser2m&f.south.    
  Red-​throated Diver8      
  Great Crested Grebe2      
  Knot80 south.    
 Starr GateWhooper Swan12 north. Watch 0715-​1000. F.B. L.G.B.  
  Teal4 3 sth. 1nth.    
  Common Scoter3000      
  Red-​breasted Merganser2m&f.south.    
  Red-​throated Diver8      
  Great Crested Grebe2      
  Knot80 south.    
 Shard BridgeJackdaw80     
 Mains HallCurlew30     
 Blackpool South ShoreSparrowhawk1     
 Mythop GrangeLesser Black-​backed Gull5     
 StalmineSong Thrush1     
 Preesall HillStock Dove1     
 Pilling LaneTree Sparrow26 plus at garden feeders Beach Road Paul Ellis  
 Stanley ParkShoveler42 p.m. TS  
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull5ads     
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe4   TS  
  Treecreeper1 behind the boathouse, and singing    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseGreat White Egret1 pool NW from NE pit, 9.45. Probably the mere bird, but didn't see it fly over TS  
  Gadwall2m, f     
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 flew low east past FBC hide and landed at the west end of the main dyke, 9.35 TS  
  Great Crested Grebe1      
16th March
 Starr GateTufted Duck2M&Fwatch. 0730-​1030 L.G.B.  
  Eider126m 6fsouth.    
  Common Scoter500      
  Red-​throated Diver25 south.    
  Cormorant24 south.    
  Grey Plover16 south.    
  Knot150 south.    
  Curlew2 north.    
  Puffin1 south.    
  Grey Wagtail3 n/east.    
  Meadow Pipit100 n/east.    
  Harbour Porpoise1 north.    
 Knott EndRazorbill1 flew east   
 Warton BankBuzzard3   Paul Ellis  
  Reed Bunting1f     
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 flew from Mere and landed in outflow dyke at 1742 hrs Paul Ellis  
  Goldeneye2m, f     
  Gadwall2m , f     
  Teal26 plus    
  Great Crested Grebe2      
  Cetti's Warbler3 singing    
  Fieldfare24 wires east fields    
  Linnet14 wires east fields    
  Stock Dove7 east barn and wires    
  Song Thrush1 singing west end    
 Newton MarshBarn Owl1 At 17.00 SA  
 Moss SidePheasant1 Albino   
 Starr GateWhooper Swanc37 north   
  Tufted Duck2m, f     
  Red-​throated Diver5      
  Meadow Pipitc40      
  Grey Wagtail2      
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveBarn Owl1 My first on the reserve Ash Baines  
  Sparrowhawk1Imm male     
  Reed Bunting2      
  Meadow Pipit10      
  Skylark1 Singing    
  Grey Heron2      
 Preesall FlashesChiffchaff1   AC  
  Reed Bunting5      
 Knott EndSiskin31 M & 2 Fnyger feeder AC  
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe2   TS  
  Cormorant7 a.m.    
  Mute Swan125 1st.w     
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2ads     
  Common Gull2ad, 1st.w     
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1      
  Grey Wagtail1 lake SE banks    
 Salisbury WoodlandNuthatch2   TS  
  Coal Tit1      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe1 calling, pool SE from zoo car park TS  
  Gadwall2m, f     
  Tufted Duck15+      
  Coal Tit1 near NW corner pond    
 Lawson Road Recreation GroundOystercatcher2 west field TS  
 Fleetwood Marsh Nature ReserveWheatear22m  carol j  
 Lytham MossWhooper Swan31 nw of radar Ian Mc  
  Pink-​footed Goose10 nw of radar    
  Kingfisher1 along dyke at back of radar Div lane end    
  Little Egret10      
  Song Thrush1      
  Curlew34 33 ballam end    
 Blackpool North ShoreWheatear2m,f  DJM  
 Preston DockGreat Crested Grebe1 Cinema end of the dock Richard H  
15th March
 Lytham MossPintail2Male & Female SD341310Lausanne Jenkins - TEP  
  Whooper Swan42  SD341310   
  Pink-​footed Goose7  SD341310   
  Golden Plover70  SD351306   
  Teal7  SD356299   
  Curlew42 Various locations through lytham moss    
  Lapwing17 Various locations through lytham moss    
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe4   TS  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseShoveler2m, fpool E. of zoo car park TS  
  Gadwall2m, fpool E. of zoo car park    
  Tufted Duck53mpool E. of zoo car park    
  Mute Swan21st.wpool E. of zoo car park    
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 Dragonfly Den Marton Mere Volunteers  
  Oystercatcher4 Scrape    
 Blackpool North ShoreWhooper Swan13 North 1750   
  Grey Wagtail1 Lowther Avenue    
 Hackensall HallGreenfinch51+ male1 singing   
  Goldfinch51+ male1 singing    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker2 1 drumming    
  Red-​legged Partridge2 stubble fieldSD348477   
  Meadow Pipit20 stubble fieldSD348477   
  Chaffinch6 stubble fieldSD348477   
  Grey Heron4      
  Song Thrush21+ male1 singing    
  Long-​tailed Tit4      
  Blue Tit10      
  Buzzard1 to south    
 InskipGreat White Egret1 Flood field showed well! Mid afternoon! No sign of Green Sandpiper! SD472379MF  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
  Grey Wagtail1      
  Woodpigeon2 On roof on Abingdon Street, very unusual so close to town centre    
 St Annes Old LinksStonechat2Pair  Ash Baines  
 Lytham St Annes Nature ReserveStonechat2Pair  Ash Baines  
  Grey Heron1      
 Eagland HillReeves's Pheasant1MBirks Farm AC  
 WartonGoldcrest1 singing Lytham Road west of Land Registry Paul Ellis  
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 13.15 Viewed from SW Platform. In the reeds on the caravan side of the mere. To the right of the Dragonfly Hide. SA  
  Stock Dove1 Barn roof    
  Cetti's Warbler3 Heard only    
 Knott Endunidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail7 flew east   
  Meadow Pipit8 flew east    
  Little Egret2      
  Pink-​footed Goose380 fields south of librarySD354480   
  Grey Heron1adultsouth of library    
  Pied Wagtail1      
  Greylag Goose1 fields south of library    
14th March
 Peel HillPied Wagtail60 plus at B&Q car park at dusk Paul Ellis  
 WartonRaven1 flew low along Lodge Lane calling at 3 feet up and 30 feet away Paul Ellis  
  Fieldfare20 over north    
  Kestrel1mLodge Lane    
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11w22 Beach Road from 0714 to 0719 Paul Ellis  
 Knott EndRed-​breasted Merganser2male and female    
  Bar-​tailed Godwit10      
  Grey Plover30      
  Little Egret1      
  Pink-​footed Goose20      
 Blackpool North ShoreRed-​breasted Merganser1msouth   
  Shelduck1 north    
  Razorbill12 south    
  Red-​throated Diver2      
 InskipGreat White Egret1 floodSD472379Frank Bird  
  Green Sandpiper2 floodSD472379   
 BrockKingfisher1 A6 Brock Bridge Frank Bird  
 Lytham MossWhooper Swan52 nw of radar Ian Mc  
  Little Egret5      
 Starr GateWhooper Swan34 north. Watch 0715-​0945 L.G.B.  
  Shelduck5 south.    
  Common Scoter1040      
  Red-​breasted Merganser1male.south.    
  Red-​throated Diver12      
  Great Crested Grebe4      
  Cormorant32 south.    
  Sandwich Tern1 north.    
  Razorbill17 close inshore.    
  Guillemot2 close inshore.    
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail3 north.    
  Meadow Pipit15 north.    
 Stanley ParkLittle Egret1 flew from NE golf course to east golf course TS  
  Great Crested Grebe4      
  Sparrowhawk2 1 fem. over NE golf course, 1 over West Park Drive    
  Treecreeper2 stump circle area    
  Long-​tailed Tit4      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseTreecreeper1 near NW corner pond TS  
 Marton MereGoldeneye31m  TS  
 GreenhalghMerlin1Fem.Back lane Bradshaw lane jct 11.30 R.walsh  
 Pilling LaneStock Dove2     
13th March
 WartonSparrowhawk1femCarr Lane Paul Ellis  
 Todderstaffe HallWhooper Swan10 flooded field by road and railway line, 6 at 11.15, 10 at 13.30   
 Lytham MossWhooper Swan34 nw of radar Ian Mc  
  Sparrowhawk1FRadar station grounds    
  Curlew10+ maybe as many as 40 nr Ballam    
  Little Egret1      
 Staining NookGoldfinch10   TS  
  Tree Sparrow7+ Mere View    
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 still present at 17.00 TS  
  Goldeneye2m, f     
  Fieldfare14 east field wires    
  Linnet50+ east field wires    
  Oystercatcher2 east field flood    
  Stock Dove2 barn roof    
 Stanley ParkJay1 flew NW over NE golf course TS  
  Buzzard1 flew west over SE corner of lake    
  Curlew1 flew west over north end of lake    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 drumming    
  Pied Wagtail1      
  Sparrowhawk1fover west side of zoo    
  Great Crested Grebe4      
 Green Dick's LaneMeadow Pipit75 sat on wires AC  
 Conder GreenStonechat1Ad Mnear pub AC  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseLittle Grebe3 2 s.p. on central pool TS  
  Shoveler2m, f     
  Gadwall2m, f     
  Tufted Duck19      
  Greylag Goose2      
  Buzzard1 over north    
 InskipBlack-​tailed Godwit900+ New Hall Farm flood ME  
 Moss SideGreen Sandpiper1 Flooded field E of railway line just north of Moss Side station (seen from train!).SD380306BD  
 WartonReed Bunting21m 1fon seed Dwe  
 StalmineSilver Pheasant1male SD376452  
  White-​crested Kalij Pheasant1male SD376452   
 HambletonGrey Wagtail1 to north   
 Newton MarshBlack-​tailed Godwitc440   Ash Baines  
 Starr GateRazorbill19 on the sea. warch 8.30 -​ 10.00 Frank Bird  
  Guillemot2 on the sea    
  Red-​throated Diver7 4 on the sea,3 north    
  Red-​breasted Merganser3 north    
  Meadow Pipit20+ north    
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 showed well from island path bench, 10.45-​11.00+ TS  
 Lawson WetlandStonechat31 ad.m + 2  TS  
  Cetti's Warbler1 singing, NW corner    
 InskipShoveler97 male, 2 female SD4737  
  Black-​tailed Godwitc500      
  Mute Swan2      
  Meadow Pipit1+      
  Grey Wagtail1      
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 scrape Maurice Jones  
12th March
 LythamMediterranean Gull1adwest of ballam rd Frank Bird  
 WartonJay4 waiting for seed. 2 seen earlier on seed. Dwe  
  Tree Sparrow9 on seed    
  Chaffinch73m 4f     
  Song Thrush1      
 Peel HillBarn Owl1 First one for a year @ 3.00am M Ellis  
11th March
 Salisbury WoodlandLittle Egret1 golf course near NW pond TS  
 Stanley ParkStonechat1fem/immon the brick wall at the south end of the cricket ground. A 1st for me in the park TS  
  Mistle Thrush4 cricket ground    
  Redwing1 cricket ground    
  Pied Wagtail2 cricket ground    
  Great Crested Grebe3      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
 Pilling Lane EndsPink-​footed Goose590 IGC (coordinated goose count) N.Godden  
  Dark-​bellied Brent Goose1      
  Meadow Pipit30 visible migration    
 Wrea GreenGreat Spotted Woodpecker2M drumming/FAll sightings late pm along Mill Lane towards Moorside Richard H/Kath D  
  Siskin2M/FNear the tennis club    
  Song Thrush1      
  Rookc40 Among large mixed corvid flock     
  Reed Bunting2      
  Starlingc600 2 large flocks over NW towards roost site    
  Great Tit7      
  Long-​tailed Tit4      
  Grey Heron2 Over SE    
 SkithamStonechat1m  Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
  Black-​tailed Godwit1      
 BrockDipper1 flew along river past garden centre Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
  Grey Wagtail1 flew along river past garden centre    
  Kestrel1fby garden centre    
  Jay3 by garden centre    
 Green Dick's LaneLittle Owl1   Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Knott EndGrey Wagtail1     
 Marton MereGreat White Egret1 Into dyke then later to pond behind farm SD  
  Sand Martin1 near dusk, possibly not earlier bird    
  Cetti's Warbler5+      
  Water Rail3+      
  Goldeneye3m, 2f     
  Barnacle Goosec47 to north     
  Pink-​footed Goosec70 south east    
  Barn Owl2 hunting together    
  Little Grebe1 calling at east end    
 Marton MereSand Martin1 East at 1.20 pm Ellen Pemberton  
  Stonechat1Female East scrub    
  Cetti's Warbler4      
  Song Thrush1      
  Reed Bunting5      
  Tufted Duck18      
 Lawson Road Recreation GroundCommon Gull7   Ellen Pemberton  
 Pilling Lane EndsMerlin12cy maleBacksands Lane Paul Slade  
 Bone HillBarn Owl1   Paul Slade  
 Eagland HillYellowhammer2malessinging PGS/JOL/PE/KB  
  Russian White-​fronted Goose3ad, 2 juvsMoving between Eagland and Bone Hill    
  Raven1+ over    
  Grey Wagtail1      
  Little Owl2      
  Pink-​footed Goose2500+ Moving between Eagland and Bone Hill    
  Goldcrest1 in hedge    
 Todderstaffe HallBuzzard2   Paul Slade  
  Tree Sparrow20+      
 SkithamRuff22 on flood south of Skitham HouseSD429433Paul Slade  
  Pintail2Pairon flood south of Skitham HouseSD429433   
  Teal70 on flood south of Skitham HouseSD429433   
  Pink-​footed Goose2000+ on ploughed fieldSD432441   
  Pink-​footed Goose900+ on stubbleSD433433   
 MartonSiskin64m,2fgarden feeders 3.30 -​ 4.00 Frank Bird  
 ElswickBuzzard5   Ian Mc Ben Mc  
  Song Thrush1      
  Canada Goose2      
 Church ScarEider48   Ric Holmes  
  Black-​tailed Godwit480      
  Reed Bunting1      
  Meadow Pipit6      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit116      
 Singleton ParkFieldfarec110   Barry Dyson  
  Song Thrush1      
  Woodpigeonc150 Over    
 Cocker's DykeStonechat3Fplus my earlier post. 4 seen together  AC  
 Jeremy LaneBlack Swan1   AC  
 Black Lane HeadLittle Egret2  SD451461  
 WeshamMediterranean Gull1 with other gulls feeding on recently sprayed fields. Towns hill off derby road andy myo  
 Lytham HallJay3 2 birds appeared to be a pair Ian Walker  
  Stock Dove5 1 No pair seemed local to a specific tree    
  Coal Tit3MAll singing    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker2 Drumming    
  Song Thrush7      
  Raven1 Vocal     
  Buzzard3 Rising on midday thermal    
  Sparrowhawk1 Rising on midday thermal    
  Shoveler14 All remaining records on floods right of main drive    
  Little Egret9      
  Black-​tailed Godwit780 Including 7 colour ringed birds    
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2 1 No Pair    
 Warton BankMerlin1   andy myo gw  
  Marsh Harrier1      
 Warton BankSiskin1 0700 -​ 0800hrs -​ North Ian Walker  
  Woodpigeon360 Flocks clearly moving East     
  Grey Wagtail5 3 North    
 Blackpool North ShoreMeadow Pipit2+ 1 in-​off, 1+ heard over DJM  
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull12 6 pairs on beach    
 Starr GateWhooper Swan1ad.south. Watch 0700-​1030. F.B. L.G.B.  
  Shelduck5 south.    
  Eider129m 3f.south.    
  Common Scoter1060      
  Red-​throated Diver16      
  Cormorant28 south.    
  Sparrowhawk1 north 0944    
  Merlin1 north 0910    
  unidentified Pied Wagtail or White Wagtail2 n/east.    
  Meadow Pipit10 n/east.    
 Cocker's DykeStonechat1F  AC  
 Warbreck HillGrey Heron1 N DJM  
  Sparrowhawk1 S    
  Song Thrush1mSinging from Golden Triangle Hilstone Lane/Regency Gardens    
  Dunnock1mSinging from Golden Triangle Hilstone Lane/Regency Gardens    
  Greenfinch5 In tall conifers by water tower    
  Meadow Pipit1+ Heard over    
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11wgarden of 22 Beach Road at 0705 hrs for 5 mins. Paul Ellis  
  Goldcrest1 Beach Road    
  Song Thrush1 singing Beach Road    
  Greenfinch1 singing Pilling Lane    
  Siskin3+ (2+ m, 1f)niger seed feeders Beach Road    
  Coal Tit1 singing Beach Road    
  Tree Sparrow18 plus, inc nest building in box at Beach Road    
 Fluke HallPink-​footed Goose850 plus, on beach visible distantly from Cockers Dyke at dawn Paul Ellis  
 Cocker's DykePink-​footed Goose195 Roost count. On beach first light Paul Ellis  
  Song Thrush1 singing    
  Stonechat3fbetween Beach Road and Cockers Dyke    
  Greenfinch2m ,f     
  Twite5 + in linnet flock    
10th March
 Blackpool North ShoreSiskin2m & fon garden feedersSD312381js  
 Ashton GardensGreenfinch1 singing Paul Ellis  
 Poulton-le-FyldeGoldcrest1malesinging Moreton Drive Paul Slade  
  Coal Tit1malesinging Moreton Drive    
 Todderstaffe HallJay1   PGS/PE/KB  
  Fieldfare20+ over south    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove1 Sat in tree in garden 12.30 till 2.05 Pete R  
  Siskin32 m1 f On feeders    
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11wgarden 22 Beach Road 0935 Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Marton MereShoveler40+m/f  NJL  
  Teal30+ Including 10 in main drain    
  Mute Swan32a/1juv     
  Tufted Duck18m/f     
  Oystercatcher4 In scrape    
  Moorhen2 In scrape    
  Lapwing12+ East fields    
  Water Rail1 Calling FBC hide    
  Canada Goose11      
  Greylag Goose7      
  Song Thrush1      
  Great Tit3 Woodland Watch hide    
  Blue Tit4 Woodland Watch hide    
  Dunnock3 Woodland Watch hide    
  Pheasant32f/1mWoodland Watch hide    
  Reed Bunting53f/2mWoodland Watch hide    
  Chaffinch32f/1mLawson field     
  Kestrel1 Over Lawson field    
  Snipe2 Flushed Lawson field    
  Grey Heron1 Over Lawson field    
 Newton MarshBlack-​tailed Godwitc320   ME  
  Golden Plover80+      
  Gadwall73 pairs + male     
  Shoveler85m, 3f     
 The HeadsGrey Wagtail2   AC  
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1Mdrumming    
 Blackpool North ShoreRedshank47   DJM  
  Meadow Pipit10+ Several seen + heard overhead heading generally N    
  Pied Wagtail2 m,f    
 Pilling LaneSiskin21m 1fon feeders Peter R  
  Tree Sparrow2 feeders    
  House Sparrow17 feeders    
  Dunnock3 playing hide and seek    
  Starling8 on feeders    
  Collared Dove2 around feeders    
  Woodpigeon3 on arch    
9th March
 Blackpool North ShoreSiskin32f, 1mon garden feeders with goldfinch and greenfinchSD312381js  
 Preesall HillKestrel1     
 BrockCollared Dove2     
 Garstang MarinaLesser Black-​backed Gull2     
 Stake PoolGrey Heron1  SD423475  
 Cogie HillSnipe1     
 MartonReed Bunting6+m/fRosefinch Way garden / feeders NJL  
  Goldfinch2 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Blue Tit2 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Great Tit3 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Dunnock3 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 Drumming in woodland beyond Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Blackbird2m/f Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Robin1 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Wren1 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Goldcrest1 Rosefinch Way garden / feeders    
  Snipe2 Flushed Rosefinch Lawson Fields    
  Little Egret1 Pond Rosefinch Lawson Fields    
  Sparrowhawk1 Over Rosefinch Lawson Fields    
  Grey Heron1 Over Rosefinch Lawson Fields    
 Lytham MossBlack-​tailed Godwit400   Frank Bird  
 BallamLittle Grebe2 main drain Frank Bird  
  Stonechat1maleBrays rd    
 Lytham HallBlack-​tailed Godwit200 north fields Frank Bird  
  Siskin2m,flily pond alders    
 Newton MarshBarn Owl1   Ash Baines  
 Freckleton Naze PoolGreen Sandpiper1   Ash Baines  
 Starr GateShelduck1 south. Watch 0700-​1000 L.G.B.  
  Tufted Duck3 south.    
  Common Scoter1240      
  Red-​breasted Merganser1mnorth.    
  Red-​throated Diver11      
  Cormorant5 south.    
  Great Crested Grebe2      
  Curlew3 north/east.    
 Marton MereBarn Owl1 hunting accross reedbeds 17.15 DF.  
  Stonechat2femon embankment    
 Knott EndSiskin2Maleson niger feeder AC  
  Reed Bunting74 M & 3 F     
 Starr GateRed-​breasted Merganser1m    
  Eider86 ad m, 2f     
  Great Crested Grebe2      
 Cocker's DykeStonechat75 Ad Males & 2 Fbetween Cockers and Beech Rd. AC  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine12CY    
 MedlarBuzzard6 Thermalling and displaying. Monty  
  Lapwing200+ Flying below Buzzards.    
  Golden Plover12 With Lapwings.    
  Siskin2m+fIn Alder on edge of Medlar wood,    
 WartonStonechat1femLodge Lane Paul Ellis  
  Kestrel1 Lodge Lane    
 TrealesHarris's Hawk1 moorside andy myo  
 Wesham MarshStonechat31m 2ffemale's chasing each other round andy myo  
  Little Egret1      
 Knott EndStonechat1maleConiston Avenue   
  Mute Swan2 flew west    
  Skylark1 flew over    
  Grey Wagtail1 flew east    
 Todderstaffe HallTree Sparrow30+   Paul Slade  
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11w22 Beach Road from 0720 to 0740 at least when in big tree visible from sea wall Paul Ellis  
  Siskin1fniger seed feeders Beach Road    
  Reed Bunting1munder feeders Beach Road    
  Tree Sparrow32 at garden feeders Beach Road    
  Greenfinch2m, fat garden feeders Beach Road    
 Newton MarshBarn Owl1 7.30 am. Flew past entrance pool alongside the road. SA  
  Black-​tailed Godwit11      
8th March
 SkithamRuff19 on flood off Skitham Lane   
  Black-​tailed Godwit250 on flood off Skitham Lane    
  Snipe15 on flood off Skitham Lane    
  Whooper Swan13 on flood off Skitham Lane    
 Preesall FlashesGreat Crested Grebe1   Barry Dyson/M Sutcliffe  
  Skylark7 In field due west of flashesSD359469   
  Linnetc70 In field due west of flashesSD359469   
 Burrow's MarshStonechat31m, 2f  Barry Dyson/M Sutcliffe  
 Out RawcliffeRuffc10 Flood off Skitham Lane Dfw  
  Pink-​footed Goose1000+  Large number, most out of direct view    
  Black-​tailed Godwit10+      
  Grey Heron1      
 Blackpool CentralGrey Wagtail1     
 Blackpool North ShoreRedshank2 Feeding on soil patch where ornamental pond used to be by Lowther Ave tram stop at high tide DJM  
  Curlew1 N    
  Meadow Pipit1 By tram tracks    
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe4   TS  
  Cormorant18 by 15.30    
  Mute Swan103 1st.w     
  Tufted Duck63      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2ads     
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1m     
  Mistle Thrush2      
  Song Thrush3      
 Marton MereCetti's Warbler4 Singing Marton Mere Volunteers  
  Reed Bunting5 Singing    
  Fieldfare42 East Fields    
  Woodpigeon42 North    
  Curlew2 NE    
  Bittern1 From Ne corner to Dragonfly Den    
  Skylark1 NW    
  Lapwing3 W    
  Redwing1 South Trees    
  Song Thrush2 South Trees    
  Goldeneye42F 2M     
  Little Egret2 1 Fields off Rosefinch 1 Over East    
  Snipe2 Filelds off Rosefinch    
  Goldfinch20 W of Mere in fields    
 Pilling LaneBuzzard1     
 Clifton MarshBullfinch2m fin copse past entance pool andy myo  
  Golden Plover10      
  Gadwall63m 3f     
  Black-​tailed Godwit30      
 WrampoolSkylark3+ singing  AC  
 Head Dyke LaneBarn Owl1 hunting over sheep field AC  
 Pilling Lane EndsTreecreeper1   AC  
 Fluke HallStonechat3Ad pair & 1st W Male  AC  
 Knott EndLinnet9     
  Pink-​footed Goose80      
  Coal Tit1      
  Ringed Plover2      
7th March
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1   js  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseGreat White Egret1 recently on ponds   
 KirkhamRed Kite1 to north of Kirkham at 1pm flying NW per Norman Dewhurst  
 Medlar MarshStonechat1mPerched on bush near edge of marsh. Monty  
  Long-​tailed Tit2 Collecting nesting material.    
 Preston DockGreat Crested Grebe1 Close to car park. Monty  
  Goosander1fTook off and flew West .    
 Starr GateGoosander1msouth   
  Shelduck5 3 + 2 south    
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
  Grey Wagtail1      
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   TS  
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1m     
  Mistle Thrush4      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
 Cockerham SandsStonechat1Female  AC  
 Bradshaw Lane HeadStonechat1Fem  AC  
 WrampoolStonechat2Ad M & F  AC  
 Fluke HallStonechat3Ad M & 2 F  AC  
 Out RawcliffeBarn Owl1 1600hrs Crook Gate Lane Dfw  
  Pink-​footed Goose5000+ Skitham Lane. Could well have been 10000    
 Marton MereGoldeneye1m  DJM  
  Song Thrush3      
  Cetti's Warbler5 Singing    
  Great Black-​backed Gull3ads     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull5ads     
  Buzzard1+ 1 over far east fields went N, later 1 over Lawson's field went SW    
  Lapwing6 Off east fields to mob buzzard    
  Fieldfare20+ East fields arrived from S c11.30    
  Grey Heron1      
  Dunnock3 Feeding station    
 Knott EndPink-​footed Goose100 field south of library   
  Meadow Pipit1 flew east    
6th March
 Pilling LaneMistle Thrush2     
 Lytham MossStoat1 Stoat along pathway NW of radar Ian Mc  
 Lytham MossKingfisher1 along Dyke NW of radar Ian Mc  
  Golden Plover150 green fenced field    
 FreckletonGolden Plover260 All records from Pool Lane walking East to Naze Point Ian Walker  
  Red-​breasted Merganser1DrakeProbable same bird recorded at HOM    
  Mistle Thrush2      
  Grey Plover7      
 Salisbury WoodlandLittle Egret1 NW pond TS  
  Song Thrush3 1 singing    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWater Rail1 NW corner pond TS  
  Goldcrest1 scrub by pond    
  Redwing8 NE corner    
  Shoveler1mpool east of zoo car park    
  Gadwall2m, fpool east of zoo car park    
  Tufted Duck16 pool east of zoo car park + 8 on other pools    
  Mute Swan2adspool east of zoo car park    
 Stanley ParkPochard64m  TS  
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull3ads     
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1m     
  Mistle Thrush2      
 CatforthLittle Egret2 feeding amongst cattle SD494362  
  Raven1 flew over callingSD489352   
  Wigeon50 on floodSD488354   
  Lapwing25 on floodSD488354   
  Curlew2 on floodSD488354   
  Herring Gullc30 stubble fieldSD4835   
  Reed Bunting32 male, female     
 BroadgateBlack-​headed Gull  All sightings were between Penwortham Bridge and Continental Pub (Avenham) Mark Cookson  
  Goosander125m and 7f     
  Redshankc25 Roosting just before high tide    
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull2 Roosting just before high tide    
 Rawcliffe HallBullfinch1mon seed in caravan garden pm-​first time i,ve seen bullfinch in Rawcliffe Hall T.Myerscough  
  Tawny Owl1 calling late arternoon    
 St Annes BeachSnow Bunting2 between sand plant / starr gate Frank Bird  
  Stonechat2 in sand dunes    
 MartonIceland Gull1adat Sita Ashworth rd late am Frank Bird  
 Salisbury WoodlandTreecreeper2   GA  
 Newton-with-ScalesBarn Owl1 Over A583 at 0600.   
 Blackpool North ShoreStonechat1MOn cliffs opposite Miners Home DJM  
 Pilling LaneSiskin31m, 2fBeach Road on niger seed feeder Paul Ellis  
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove1 At 22 Beach Rd. Arrived at 8.15am Kinta Beaver  
5th March
 Pilling Lane EndsGolden Plover    AJH  
 Warton HallSong Thrush1 singing Paul Ellis  
 WartonKestrel2 one Lodge Lane, one Carr Lane Paul Ellis  
 MedlarReed Bunting53m 2fComing to new feeding station. Monty  
  Kestrel2m + fOn wires and hovering over edge of road.    
  Woodpigeon250+ Flying into medlar wood.    
  Linnet42m 2fNear feeding station.    
  Red Kite1 Flying along line of pylons at top of Medlar.    
 TrealesGoldcrest2M @ FNear to Derby arms G Coulburn  
  Grey Wagtail2 Cross lane    
  Buzzard3 Moorside    
  Harris's Hawk1      
 Stanley ParkCormorant13 Heron island fence, late afternoon. The tall trees are still standing at the roost. All the scrub has gone. Still some low overhanging branches to accommodate a G.C.Grebe nest TS  
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Oystercatcher1 west golf course    
  Sparrowhawk2femsclashing, NE golf course, after 1 displaying    
  Redwing6 near Weymouth Road entrance    
  Mistle Thrush1      
  Song Thrush2 singing    
 Salisbury WoodlandStock Dove1   TS  
 Lytham MossTeal50+ (usual 4 mile circular trek) Ian Mc Ben Mc  
  Skylark6 singing    
  Little Egret10      
  Kingfisher1 Path from Div Lane NW of radar along Dyke    
  Song Thrush2      
  Golden Plover170 Green fenced field    
  Grey Partridge3 1+2 in fields opp radar (east)    
  Whooper Swan18      
  Pink-​footed Goose47 over    
 Medlar WoodsRed Kite1 Circling high over M55 Junction for Kirkham at 13.45 P Guy  
 Warton BankStonechat2m f  andy myo mj fw  
  Great White Egret1      
  Marsh Harrier1 southport side    
 Sowerby HallGreat White Egret1 flood New Hall FarmSD473380ME  
  Little Egret2 flood New Hall Farm    
  Black-​tailed Godwit70+ flood New Hall Farm    
  Ringed Plover1 flood New Hall Farm    
  Dunlin2 flood New Hall Farm    
 Knott EndSiskin43M & 1Fon my feeders AC  
  Reed Bunting62M & 4F     
  House Sparrow17      
  Blackbird32M & 1Ffemale collecting nest materials     
 Marton MereWater Rail3 Seen from Bird Club Hide Stewart Conroy  
  Great White Egret1 Seen From Bird Club Hide    
  Sparrowhawk1 Flying over reeds South-​East corner    
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine1     
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   DJM  
  Cormorant1 Cormorant roosting tree on island in S lake being felled this morning    
 Herons' ReachWater Rail2 NW pond DJM  
  Teal2 NW pond    
  Coal Tit1 Near NW pond    
 King ScarEider20     
 Pilling LaneFieldfare1 Eating apples here all last week Sandra Langhorne  
 Pilling LaneWater Rail1 In dyke heading east Sandra Langhorne  
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove1 at 22 Beach Rd, stayed for 5 mins Kinta Beaver  
 ThorntonSong Thrush1 In my garden 8.30 Howard  
4th March
 Pilling LanePink-​footed Goose400 Preesall Sands roost   
 Knott EndRock Pipit1     
  Little Egret1      
  Song Thrush1      
 Cold RowKestrel1     
 Sower CarrKestrel1     
 Mains HallBlack-​tailed Godwit2     
  Stock Dove1      
 Ream HillsKestrel1     
 Yeadon WaySparrowhawk1     
 Preesall ParkMistle Thrush1     
 Fairhaven BeachJack Snipe1 Flushed from salt marsh by rising tide MF  
  Bar-​tailed Godwit80+ Flocks flying past at high tide    
  Knot60+ Close to sea wall    
 Pilling Lane EndsStonechat1femaleBacksands Lane Paul Slade  
  Song Thrush5      
  Raven1 Over calling    
 The HeadsWater Pipit6 All still full winter plumage. Usual wet fieldSD351451Paul Slade  
  Rock Pipit8+      
  Meadow Pipit15+      
 Cockerham Moss EdgeGreenland White-​fronted Goose1adulton pasture with pinksSD442506PGS/PE/KB  
  Barnacle Goose1 on pasture with pinksSD442506   
  Dark-​bellied Brent Goose1adulton pasture with pinksSD442506   
  Pink-​footed Goose2500+ on pasture, inc orange legged birdSD442506   
  Chiffchaff1 in hedgerow by Sweeting Farm    
  Grey Wagtail1 Sweetings Farm    
 CrimblesRussian White-​fronted Goose2adson pasture with pinksSD452508Paul Slade  
  Barnacle Goose4 on pasture with pinksSD452508   
  Greylag Goose2 on pasture with pinksSD452508   
  Pink-​footed Goose800 on pasture, inc orange legged birdSD452508   
 Bradshaw Lane HeadFieldfare30   Paul Slade  
  Barn Owl3      
 ScronkeyPink-​footed Goose1800 on pasture. inc orange legged birdSD408467Paul Slade  
 Stalmine MossBuzzard1 Union Lane Paul Slade  
 Hale NookJay1   Paul Slade  
 HambletonFieldfare40 Knitting Row/Clay Gap Lane Paul Slade  
  Redwing1 Knitting Row/Clay Gap Lane    
 Todderstaffe HallWhooper Swan13 In field by main dyke Paul Slade  
 Lambs LaneKestrel1   Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Green Dick's LaneKestrel1   Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Cocker's DykeMediterranean Gull2ad s  P. Ellis / K. Beaver  
  Song Thrush2 one singing    
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove11win garden 22 Beach Road 0740 -​0745 P. Ellis / K. Beaver  
  Pink-​footed Goose31 on pasture next to sea wallSD373494   
  Kestrel1 Hi Fly harassing Barn Owl    
  Buzzard1 Hi Fly    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWater Rail2 NW corner pond TS  
  Teal2m, fNW corner pond    
  Fieldfare1 over SW    
 Salisbury WoodlandStock Dove1   TS  
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   TS  
  Tufted Duck69      
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Mistle Thrush5 4 athletics field    
  Redwing2 athletics field    
  Pied Wagtail2 athletics field    
 Marton MereShort-​eared Owl1 Flying over north central scrub c 12:40 Ellen Pemberton  
  Water Rail1 Seen from Bird Club Hide     
  Cetti's Warbler1 Heard from Bird Club Hide     
  Tufted Duck12      
 Salisbury WoodlandNuthatch1   Ellen Pemberton  
  Song Thrush3      
 Warton BankRussian White-​fronted Goose2 1230 -​ 1530hrs IW, FB,MF,DS  
  Pink-​footed Goose3000 Conservative record    
  Water Pipit1 Near the second stile walking west from Bank Lane    
  Rock Pipit3      
  Grey Plover5      
  Reed Bunting18      
  Great White Egret2      
 St Annes Old LinksGrey Plover21 Flew from beach over LSANR to feed on golf course   
 Lytham JettyEider31 1000 -​ 1200HRS Ian Walker  
  Bar-​tailed Godwit85      
  Skylark40 Following records on strand line behind RNLI    
  Rock Pipit1      
  Meadow Pipit15      
  Reed Bunting4      
 NormossMoorhen25 Fields north of Staining Lodge fishery   
  Pink-​footed Goosec450  SD342372   
  Black-​tailed Godwit2  SD342372   
  Teal15  SD342372   
 Warton MarshSparrowhawk1M0700 -​ 0830HRS Ian Walker  
  Black-​tailed Godwit56 Y8 -​ LG -​ Ringed Iceland 10.07.12. Recorded at Newton Marsh 9th and 17th March 17SD424272   
 Starr HillsStonechat1     
 Fairhaven LakeGreat Crested Grebe1     
  Tufted Duck25      
 St AnnesMallard32 Ornamental pools near pier   
 Lytham MossTeal2   Ian Mc Ben Mc  
  Little Egret6      
  Pink-​footed Goose6      
  Golden Plover70      
  Pied Wagtail2      
  Whooper Swan5      
  Reed Bunting1M     
 Haslam ParkWoodcock1 flushed in wooded area near wildlife area a first for me here! Stu Milne  
  Pheasant1cocksame as above.    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker2 one drumming    
  Buzzard1 wildlife area    
  Kestrel3 mobbing Buzzard    
  Long-​tailed Tit4      
  Mute Swan2      
  Canada Goose2      
3rd March
 Cocker's DykeLinnet40   Paul Slade  
 StaynallFieldfare12 Highgate Lane Paul Slade  
  Redwing1 Highgate Lane    
 The HeadsWater Pipit3+   FB/PGS/MR  
  Rock Pipit2+      
  Jack Snipe3+      
 Fairhaven LakeTufted Duck40   Paul Ellis  
  Mute Swan16      
 StaynallPink-​footed Goose500 on pastureSD358441Paul Ellis / Paul Slade  
 Burrow's MarshBarn Owl1 hunting by road Paul Ellis / Paul Slade  
  Snipe1 at roadside    
 Conder GreenLittle Grebe6 Creek Paul Ellis  
  Barn Owl1      
 CockersandBewick's Swan1 Moss Lane JS, SB  
  Whooper Swanc200 Moss Lane    
  Grey Plover2      
  Bar-​tailed Godwit4      
  Black-​tailed Godwitc20      
  Great Black-​backed Gull4      
  Redwing3 feeding along tideline     
  Song Thrush8+ feeding along tideline     
  Mistle Thrush1 feeding along tideline     
  Stonechat32m, f     
  Tree Sparrow9      
 Thurnham HallRaven1 over calling JS, SB  
 Conder GreenWigeon6   JS, SB  
  Little Egret1      
  Golden Plover1 over    
  Black-​tailed Godwit2      
  Common Sandpiper1 creek    
  hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-​backed Gull1adulton creek with other gulls    
  Meadow Pipitc10      
 Glasson BasinGoldeneye3   JS, SB  
  Tufted Duckc20      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull15      
 Knott EndSong Thrush1     
 WinmarleighMistle Thrush1     
  Great Tit2      
 Pilling LanePink-​footed Goose8  SD373493  
 Green Dick's LaneKestrel1 south endSD382474  
  Golden Plover1  SD382481   
  Cormorant1  SD379487   
 Head Dyke LaneBlack-​tailed Godwit20  SD387471  
 Cogie HillKestrel1  SD438470  
  Curlew70  SD445469   
 Catterall HallSong Thrush1  SD497423  
 Myerscough CollegeJay1     
  Song Thrush4      
 BrockSong Thrush3     
  Herring Gull2      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1      
  Grey Heron1      
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseJack Snipe1 NW corner pond. Showed well after being flushed from the reeds by a Rail TS  
  Water Rail2 NW corner pond    
 Salisbury WoodlandNuthatch1   TS  
 Stanley ParkPochard75m  TS  
  Great Crested Grebe3      
  Great Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Common Gull6ads     
  Lapwing5 NE golf course    
  Redwing13+ 10+ stump circle area, 3 athletics field    
  Mistle Thrush4+ 4 athletics field, earlier 2 west golf course    
 MedlarJack Snipe1 Flushed by landing ducks from marsh and flew overhead.. Monty  
  Reed Bunting3msComing to feeders.    
  Buzzard1 Lifted from edge of road carrying half a lamb.    
 Kincraig LakeShoveler7     
  Great Crested Grebe1      
 BartonDipper1 seen from Barton Grange cafe martin jump  
  Kingfisher1 seen from Barton Grange cafe    
 Lytham MossSong Thrush1   Ian Mc  
  Golden Plover6      
  Little Egret9      
 Pilling LaneTurtle Dove1 At 22 Beach Road, under feeders. Stayed for 30 mins from 2.40 -​ 3.10pm Kinta Beaver  
 Warton BankGreat White Egret1   DS  
  Marsh Harrier1      
  Whooper Swan142      
  Pink-​footed Goose300 Approx     
  Little Egret3      
  Tree Sparrow2      
 Blackpool North ShorePurple Sandpiper4+ Roost   
  Dunlin2 Unusual in this roost    
  Ringed Plover1 Unusual in this roost    
 Herons' ReachKingfisher1 Dyke between herons reach estate and Stanley park golf course DJM  
  Water Rail1 Dyke between herons reach estate and Stanley park golf course     
  Snipe2 Dyke between herons reach estate and Stanley park golf course     
  Teal4 Herons reach north pond    
 Marton MereDunnock2 World Wildlife Day Event VC & FBC Hide RH & MM Volunteers  
  Water Rail1 Darting across the ice!    
  Grey Heron1      
  Tufted Duck18      
  Mute Swan32 ad 1 juv     
  Black-​headed Gull52      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull24      
  Herring Gull58      
 Little ThorntonTurtle Dove1 10.15 reported in Thornton garden description fits the Pilling bird Howard  
 MartonIceland Gull1adultOn field Clifton Road opp car wash Paul Slade  
 Todderstaffe HallWhooper Swan52adsOn field by railway  Paul Slade  
2nd March
 Cocker's DykeBar-​tailed Godwit185 roosting on saltmarsh Paul Ellis / Kinta Beaver  
 Pilling LaneTree Sparrow26 at garden feeders Beach Road Paul Ellis  
 Out RawcliffeRuff43juvs, 1 ad SD386416Barry Dyson  
  Black-​tailed Godwitc200  SD386416   
  Stock Dove4  SD386416   
  Common Gull12  SD386416   
  Black-​headed Gull21  SD386416   
 CopthorneJay1   Barry Dyson  
 Little EcclestonRedwing33  SD4241Barry Dyson  
 Pilling MarshPeregrine1M  Barry Dyson  
 Pilling Lane EndsSnipe18   Barry Dyson  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseSparrowhawk1 low east near crossing path TS  
 Staining NookTree Sparrow7+ Mere View TS  
  Oystercatcher1 field east of Nook    
  Common Gull1adfield east of Nook    
  Barnacle Goose50+ field east of Nook. Zoo birds    
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseJack Snipe2 flew up from edge of NW corner pond. Later best ever view of 1 foraging at the edge under north side trees TS  
  Snipe2 NW corner pond    
  Woodcock1 flew up twice from pond east side scrub    
  Water Rail3 NW corner pond    
  Moorhen6 NW corner pond    
  Teal42mNW corner pond    
  Pheasant1mflew in and under pond bank side scrub    
  Goldfinch12 pond trees    
  Greenfinch3 pond trees    
  Red-​legged Partridge1 near NE pit    
  Tufted Duck8      
  Mute Swan2ads     
 Salisbury WoodlandRedwing10+ east end TS  
  Blackbird16 picnic area    
 Blackpool ZooRedwing2 near Tiger pen TS  
 Stanley ParkGreat Crested Grebe3   TS  
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Lapwing3 2 east golf course, 1 NE golf course    
  Oystercatcher3 2 east golf course, 1 west golf course    
  Redwing21 stump circle area    
  Treecreeper1 stump circle area    
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1 stump circle area    
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1 stump circle area    
  Goldfinch4 stump circle area    
  Coal Tit1 feeders west of Heronry    
  Long-​tailed Tit6 feeders west of Heronry    
  Mistle Thrush2 west golf course    
  Nuthatch2 1 north of clock, 1 stump circle    
 MartonWoodcock1 surprise sighting on the back lawn at midday Frank Bird  
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine2     
 Poulton-le-FyldeLapwing7 Fylde cricket club Jol  
  Mistle Thrush1 Moorland Gardens     
 CatforthSong Thrush2     
  Reed Bunting3      
  Great Spotted Woodpecker1      
  Stock Dove1      
 Lytham QuaysMarsh Harrier1 Mid distance on marsh in strong east wind377273Glen Jackson  
  Merlin1 Flashing along at speed westwards    
 Knott EndPintail5 flew west   
  Song Thrush1      
1st March
 Blackpool CentralGrey Wagtail1     
 HollowforthSong Thrush1 by canal bridge   
 BrockGoldcrest1 Barton Grange garden centre   
 Starr GateCommon Scoter1000 Watch 0845-​1115 L.G.B.  
  Great Crested Grebe1      
  Red-​throated Diver4      
  Cormorant30 south.    
  Lapwing83 south/east.    
  Golden Plover18 south/east.    
  Curlew6 south/east.    
  Green Sandpiper1 south/east.    
  Stonechat11st.w.foraging behind tram depot.    
 MartonIceland Gull1adClifton rd on playing field opposite carwash 1.40SD343339Frank Bird  
 Herons' Reach Golf CourseWater Rail1 NW corner pond TS  
  Lapwing2 over NW    
  Gadwall2m, f     
 Salisbury WoodlandNuthatch1   TS  
  Coal Tit1      
 Stanley ParkShoveler100   TS  
  Great Crested Grebe3      
  Lesser Black-​backed Gull1ad     
  Redwing11 west putting green/west golf course    
  Mistle Thrush3      
  Ring-​necked Parakeet1      
  Oystercatcher2 west golf course    
 WeshamGoldfinch30 Mowbreck Lane Geoff Speight  
  Golden Plover6      
  Brown Hare1      
 GalgateBlack-​tailed Godwit400 in fieldSD481545  
  Golden Plover40 in fieldSD481545   
  Curlew200 in fieldSD481545   
  Snipe3 in fieldSD481545   
  Goosander1 male    
  Fieldfare1 in fieldSD481545   
 Blackpool CentralPeregrine3     
Fylde Bird Club