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91: 13 Apr 2024 Singing reed warbler

Location: Sea Wood, Ulverston

Name: Mike Douglas

Singing from coastal reedbed

92: 12 Apr 2024 Common Scoter

Location: University of Cumbria Ambleside campus

Name: Harry Coghill

3 flocks of common scoter N/NE over UoC campus Ambleside, 16 redwing N and also a huge flock of redshank which latest 1.5 minutes of constant calls.

93: 12 Apr 2024 European crane

Location: Great Salkeld

Name: Alistair Warwick

A European crane initially flew low at the north end of Great Salkeld tree top hight ft cruised around the north end gradually gaining height eventually heading south along the Eden valley. This was at 12.30


94: 11 Apr 2024 Common Tern

Location: Whinfell Tarn

Name: Ronnie Irving

A single bird for most of the morning hawking in front of the Reed bed. Found by Liz Robinson.

95: 11 Apr 2024 Swallows

Location: April 11th

Name: Ruth Sutton

Two swallows near Lowther Street, Waberthwaite

96: 11 Apr 2024 Pied Flycatcher – early arrival

Location: Holme Wood, Loweswater

Name: Peter Ullrich

2 male Pied Flycatcher back on territory NW end of Holme Wood, Loweswater – in song and fly catching – earliest I’ve ever seen them

97: 11 Apr 2024 Sedge Warbler

Location: Foulshaw Moss

Name: Matthew Cookson

Heard singing intermittently all morning.

98: 10 Apr 2024 Whooper Swans

Location: Borrans Park

Name: Harry Coghill

3 whooper swans came from the east turning north before re-orientating and heading south down Windermere. Also c175 pink footed geese NW, drake tufted duck (uncommon here), 5 house Martin, 2 swallow and 4 red breasted mergansers. My first patch morning above 50 species, full list here –

99: 8 Apr 2024 willow warbler

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

First singing birds for year today.  Also 1 male blackcap, 5 tree sparrow, 6 siskin, 1 Redwing, 1 Marsh tit, 3 chiff chaff

100: 8 Apr 2024 First house house martins of the year

Location: University of Cumbria Ambleside campus

Name: Harry Coghill

Two house martins over UoC Ambleside in the drizzle at 1151