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Old Wednesday 7th July 2004, 21:38   #1
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Thumbs up Yesterdy evening at RSPB Marshside

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Last night at marshside in southport, UK, saw 2 Barnicle Geese Amongst a gagle of Canadas, a Greenland White-fronted Goose amongst Greylags, also noteable were 3 sanderlings.

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Old Thursday 8th July 2004, 01:06   #2
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Sounds like a well spent evening! Haven't been to Marshside for too long, I must pay a visit...
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Old Thursday 8th July 2004, 07:26   #3
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Hello!

Last night at marshside in southport, UK, saw 2 Barnicle Geese Amongst a gagle of Canadas, a Greenland White-fronted Goose amongst Greylags, also noteable were 3 sanderlings.

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Soon be time for those summer plumage godwits turning up again. Hmm! Not sure if that is a depressing thought from the point of view fo where we are at with the summer. Marshside is fantastic and was the venue for my best ever bird - the long-billed dowitcher. Not so much the appearance or rarity but because I had to find it on my own long after everyone else had seen it. It certainly compensated for the cattle egret that I was to miss later in the day near Martin Mere.
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Old Thursday 8th July 2004, 07:57   #4
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I hate to frighten you but I saw about 20 summer plumaged black tailed godwits on 30 june at Connah's Quay Nature Reserve on the R Dee in North Wales. Looking at the weather outside I wonder ....
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Any new news of what is about Marshside at the moment - how are the Avocets getting on?
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Old Saturday 17th July 2004, 19:48   #6
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Any new news of what is about Marshside at the moment - how are the Avocets getting on?
Hi Dan!

Doing very well actually, at least 3 broods raised this year, also one shellduck brood.

I went again recently and from nel's hide all I could see was a feral pigeon on a window ledge of the hide.

going agan tommorrow, herd that there are three spoonbills there. I'll post a new reply tommorow evening to update you.

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Old Sunday 18th July 2004, 19:18   #7
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Hi Dan!

Went to martin mere nothing much of interest, only a wren nesting in swanlink hide (the end furthest away from the visitors centre) 4 chicks, I sat 8 foot away whilst the mother flew in to feed!

Next on to marshside they're GONE!!! Can't believe it, really disappointed, but on the upside 20 summer-plummaged black tailed godwits and the barnacles are still there
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