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Saltholme 2011

View Across Seal SandsA group of seven of us visited Saltholme on a very warm 01 October. This is an in-between period, with most of the summer visitors having left to head south, and our winter visitors yet to arrive. Having said that, we managed to pick up 53 species on the day, with three new ones to the group: a distant view of a Knot, a fleeting glimps of a Wheatear, and rather special, a very distant view of an american visitor blown over on the tail of the recent hurricane, a Pectoral Sandpiper (pictured). This brought our running total for the group to 139 species.
However, we were most impressed by the dozen or so snipe that we saw first thing, and the five beautiful greenshank out on Seal Sands.
The Birders at SaltholmeAnd don't forget the seals - really nice to see them swimming up the creek with the incoming tide.

Birdlist at Saltholme
Little Grebe
Cormorant
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Pectoral SandpiperMallard
Gadwall
Shoveller
Pintail
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Kestrel
Peregrine
Pheasant
Coot
Moorhen
Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Knot
Redshank
Greenshank
Ruff
Black-tailed Godwit
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Curlew
Common Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Gt Black-backed Gull
Lr Black-backed Gull
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Swallow
Meadow Pipit
Wheatear
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Reed Bunting
Pectoral Sandpiper

 


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