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51: 21 Apr 2024 Greenfinch

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Fairly impressive bird feeder totals this morning: Tree sparrow. 8 Greenfinch 2 Siskin 12 Lesser Redpoll 3 Yellowhammer 1 Goldfinch 6 Nuthatch 2 also blue tit 10, Chaffinch 7 (including ringed female, house sparrow 14, starling 8, Blackbird 4, Coal tit 1, Great tit 6, gs Woodpecker 1. 15 species on feeders, currently 38 species on site.  

52: 21 Apr 2024 Whinchat

Location: Torver Low Common

Name: Selina Tutin

53: 20 Apr 2024 Grasshopper Warbler reeling. Also 1 Garden Warbler,

Location: Thacka Beck NR, Penrith

Name: John France

54: 20 Apr 2024 10+ Red-throated Diver

Location: Duddon Estuary, Hodbarrow

Name: Andrea Collins

At least 10 Red-throated Divers on Duddon Estuary at Hodbarrow at high tide. Plumages ranging from winter to full breeding and intermediate stages of moult.


55: 20 Apr 2024 Lesser Whitethroat

Location: Hodbarrow

Name: Andrea Collins

In trees beside main track between Haverigg and the lighthouse.


56: 20 Apr 2024 Common sandpiper

Location: A7 layby north of Longtown

Name: Andy Lester

At least three on shingle banks of Esk near lay-by.   Also 2 pairs of goosander, 25 sand martin, 1 willow Warbler.

58: 19 Apr 2024 Ring-necked duck

Location: Longtown Ponds

Name: Harry Coghill

Female still present with tufted duck flock, also yellow wagtail over

59: 18 Apr 2024 Oystercatcher movement

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Steady northwards movement tonight of Oystercatcher.   Difficult to estimate numbers, but likely to be 50+    Earlier 6 tree sparrow, 5 siskin, 2 willow warbler, 5 Swallow.

60: 17 Apr 2024 More scoter

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Another flock of common scoter high over east tonight.  Based on calls a minimum of 10-15 birds