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101: 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

102: 8 Apr 2024 Pink Footed Geese

Location: Borrans Park, Ambleside

Name: Harry Coghill

A skein of 51 north over Borrans park this morning, also 14 redwing, 1 drake red breasted merganser, 2 swallow south. Full list here –

103: 8 Apr 2024 Migration

Location: Siddick pond

Name: Graham Burr

Blackcap and willow warblers at siddick pond today along with 2 LRP and a male red breastfed merganser and a kingfisher

104: 8 Apr 2024 Common Scoter – 1, also 80 Sand Martins and 6 House Martins

Location: Ulpha Meadows

Name: Brian Howson

105: 8 Apr 2024 Grasshopper Warbler – 1 heard

Location: Foulshaw Moss

Name: Matthew Cookson

106: 8 Apr 2024 Green Woodpecker

Location: University of Cumbria Ambleside

Name: Harry Coghill

Green woodpecker heard yaffling to the east.

107: 7 Apr 2024 Merlin

Location: North Penines

Name: Andy Lester

Female at close range being mobbed by common buzzard

108: 7 Apr 2024 Fieldfare

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

148 over north early morning, also 6 tree sparrow, 1 swallow and 2 dipper

109: 7 Apr 2024 Common scoter

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Calling flock high over NE late eve

110: 6 Apr 2024 Swallows

Location: Greenodd

Name: Lee Devereaux

Two swallows heading west over Greenodd