Nice round numbers

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Plenty of birds out on Plex this afternoon with 120 Fieldfare, 200+ Lapwing and a good grazing herd of 300 Pinks with six Whoopers.
This flock has diminished over the week as they snarf any grub turned up by the tilled soil in the big “Dotterel” field between Getterns and Plex Moss Farms.
Between 30-40 Whoopers were here a few days back, when Redpoll was passing over Sands Lake and Pochard numbers were fluctuating there between 6 and 15 birds (13 Petalwort nearby too non-vascular freaks.
Today two collared Pinks (“VAF” and “VAT(?) ) were still rummaging about and a semi-albino bird was with the flock, it’s white belly standing out.

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Corn Bunts singing while the place sank under the weight of the biomass of Red Legged Partridge and one of the Little Egrets hunched up in the ditch by the Cheshire Lines.

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4 thoughts on “Nice round numbers

    • West Lancs Yacht Club car park Jack, approx 200m north of Southport Pier: Stand by the sluice to the Marine Lake and look at the rusting fenceline or flat top roof of the yacht club building to the north of you, where the Twite come in to bathe and drink freshwater if any puddles have formed on the roof.
      If they are not there, just check the edge of the salicornia vegetation across the road beneath the seawall between the sluice and Fairways.

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