Big fun

Big fun with the big spring tides. A few highlights as follows:

Hesketh Road/golf course – adult Med Gull and 2 Cattle Egrets, several Chiffchaffs singing, 6 Siskin

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The 2 Scaup still at Junction Pool and 1st Wheatear of the year on the Sand Plant

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Hesketh Out Marsh – 45 Avocet, 3 Spotted Red

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Banks Marsh – Plenty of waders milling about the pools – 1,000 Golden Plover, 50 Grey Plover, 50 Knot, 500 Dunlin. Highlights were a distant adult Russian Whitefront, Barnacle, 7 Eider and Spoonbill.

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A few raptors too with mega views of Merlin and more distant of Peregrine.

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Crossens Inner & Outer – A goose spectacle with several thousand Pinks, 2 more Russian Whitefronts, both presumed 1w and one in active body moult and 5 Barnacle.

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Best of all were simply amazing views of the North American Canada. It started off a little distant

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But a relocation and some slow and steady positioning resulted in probably the best views of a rare species of wildfowl I can remember – and not a hide in sight! Excuse the number of images – a carried away kind of moment and a very special one for me.

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