The Eric Morecambe Complex
was Closed during the Avocet Breeding Season so I was unable to view
any Birds during this time.
13th September:- John
Webb; Know End Point Silverdale,
10 avocets. First ever sighting of anything
from this site, I must assume
they are heading South after Breeding further north???
31st August:- John
EM Complex, Avocet 1. An EM bird or a returning
Breeder from elsewhere??
EM Hide, Greenshank 5, Redshank 120, Kingfisher 2. As I suspected
no report of any Avocets! Have they long gone?
21st August:- Ian
Conder Green, Avocet 1 adult with 2 juvs.
19th August:- Jeff
09.30 the three avocets (1 adult 2 juvenile) at the mouth of the
Conder Pool, Avocet 1 ad and 2 fledged juveniles. Good
news indeed, it is a long time since Fledged Young have been Reported
14th August:- Ian
Conder Pool, Avocet 1 ad and 2 juvs!
4th August:- Jeff
Avocets on Conder pool 2 adults with 2 juveniles
1st August:- Dan
Hayward; Conder Pool, Avocets
and 4 adult Common Terns.
Avocet 1 ad and 2 young, the young are still
23rd July:- Dan
Conder Pool, The two Avocet chicks still intact. Good
19th July:- Ian
Conder Pool, Avocet 2 adults and 2 young see; Link and Link
17th July:- Stephen
Avocet and two juvs. Presumably Conder Pool!
14th July:- Barrie
Cooper ; Two small Avocet chicks on Conder Pool - there
were three yesterday
11th July:- John
EM Pools, Avocet Could only see 2 on the flood from the Vantage
Point! First Sighting of the EM Pools since
22nd of March!
9th July:- Dan
Conder Pool, a pair of Avocets with two small chicks. Are
these the Chicks seen on the 28th of June?? I passed the Allen
and EM Pools today on The Train but could not see any Avocets!
When the Sea Hides are open to the Public again, the breeding season
will probably be over.
5th July:- Ian
Conder Green, Avocet 4 and 3 chicks
28th June:- Ian
Conder Green, Avocet with two small chicks. Amazing, I wouldn't
go out in this weather!
23rd June:- Conder
3 Avocet feeding!
20th June:- Ian
Conder Green. Avocet 3
16th June:- Mal,
Conder Pool; Common Tern 2A + 1J on pontoon,
BHG 20+ +1 juv on pontoon! No
Avocets seen on the Pool or Creek. It seems The Avocets
have left the area, not surprising as they were continuously robbed!
will be a Miracle
if the single Juvenile Tern survives!
4th June:- Conder
Green at High Tide! Six Avocets on
Conder Pool, all of the Avocet Nests have
The only Chicks visible are Two Oystercatcher
2nd June:- Barrie
The three Avocet nests on the island as viewed from the screen
are now bereft of life. Two pairs of Avocets were on the river
sign of any young. Disturbance from people going to the gap in
the hedge for "better" photos or views probably didn't
help the Avocet's cause. It wasn't looking positive during my
hopefully there may be some young lurking somewhere. I
think it is doughtful that there are Young surviving however I will
check on my next visit the chances of young surviving without Parents
31st May:- Ian
Conder Pool; Avocet 7
26th May:- Conder Creek; One
Conder Pool; Five
Avocets! One of the Nests seen on
the last visit has failed, however
there are two new Nests near the Viewpoint! There are at least
Two Common Tern Nests (One on The Pontoon).
24th May:- Dan
Hayward:- Conder Pool,
Avocet 11 (3+ now sitting after loss of 5+ pair's clutches earlier
in spring; I intend to visit on the 26th!
22nd May:- Dan
Conder Pool, 8 Avocets (3 active nests at moment), I
intended to go to Conder Green on the 23rd May but the strong winds
Dessuaded me! The Three Nests are good News!
20th May:- Barrie
Conder Pool, 5 Avocet
18th May:- Dan
Conder Green, Avocet 6, Arctic Tern 7, Dunlin 6. Not
sure about the Arctic Terns?
16th May:- Conder Green;
Conder Pool, at least Seven Avocets,
Two new Nests found both on seperate Islands. The
original long established nest must have failed as there is no
sign of any
young! Due to the layout of the Islands there
maybe more Pairs/Nests! At least Seven Common Terns in the area
no Nests found!
9th May:- Conder Green; Conder
Three Avocets; Conder
Pool, Six Avocets, The Established
Nest has either been Abandoned or Robbed! The
Tiny Island has been taken over by Three Oyster Catcher Nests,
of Avocets are still there but
cannot get access
to the Island/Nest. Three Common Terns
present, One on the Pontoon and Two on the nearby Island!
4th May:- Conder Green; Conder
Creek Three Avocets. Later there
were Eight Avocets and an Established
Nest on The Pool with
another Nest on a tiny Island near The Road! A
Pare of Common Terns have arrived!
2nd May:- Dan
Conder Green; 11 Avocets. There must
have been another influx!
Conder Pool; 7 Avocets!
22nd April:- Dan
2 Avocets on estuary off Aldcliffe Marsh, These
may not have any connection with the Conder Green Birds?
20th April:- Conder
Conder Pool, Six Avocets, (Three Pairs). One
Definite Nest, another
probable Nest?? [until a full clutch is laid the female bird does
not sit full time on the Nest]! Later one pair
flew to the Conder Estuary to feed!
Conder Estuary; One Avocet feeding.
Conder Pool; Five Avocets, One
definite Nest with bird sitting, (the Estuary
Bird is probably this Sitting Birds Mate)! Two
I could not find any more established Nests). Another
visit to the Pool may find more Nests??
10th April:- Dan
6 Avocets together Wildfowler's at 1330, all unringed.
7th April:- J
A pair of avocet were on the Wildfowlers' Pools at Aldcliffe c7.30am
- presumably the same mobile pair?
7th April:- Nick
(From the Lancaster Tip side of The River
Avocet 2 flew out over the river then appeared to drop into Freeman's
Pool. There have been no reports
from Conder Green recently so I don't know if there is any connection!
Two Avocets at the Conder Pool, they were not feeding and looked
like new arrivals! The water level in the
Pool was much too high for Waders!!
Please note that all hides and the Skytower will be shut as of close
play on Sunday 22 March.
The visitor centre, shop and cafe also remain closed.
For further information see:
22nd March:- Ian
Hartley; Conder Green, Avocet 2! First Sighting
22nd March:- P
Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road) - 62 Avocet (13 on Flood,
45 on Eric Morecambe Pool, 4 on Allen Pool). It
looks like the numbers are steadily rising!
20th March:- John
Avocet 46 EM Complex.
19th March:- John
Avocet 42 EM Complex.
17th March:- John
Avocet 30 mainly from Eric Morecambe. Only 5 this time last year although
reached 29 by March 22nd.
EM Complex; Avocet Min of 21
13th March:- An attempted
visit to the EM Pool, however the Car Park was Flooded and the
path to the Hides was also Flooded (10.50 Metre Tides)!
9th March:- John
Eric Morecambe Morning visit Avocet 29!
8th March:- P
Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road) - 26 Avocet (Allen Pool)
7th March:- Richard
du Feu; 29 Avocet
6th March:- John
Eric Morecambe Afternoon Visit
Avocet 22 26 reported this morning mainly on Allen Pool!
2nd March:- John
Wilson; Avocets 12 but flew off
when helicoptor passed over! Another report had
the count at Fourteen Avocets! Are these Birds of Passage???
21st February:- During
the last two weeks Leighton Moss and the Allen and EM Hides
have been Flooded or partially Flooded, there have been
no sightings of Avocets in the Lancaster area during this time!
12th February:- Allen
and EM Hides Closed! Flooding due
to high Tides and Winds! L
Moss Log, only records from 9th to 12th February! Now
a loose leaved Log!
10th February, Martin
Mere; The Avocet count has increased to 6 birds, currently
sheltering on the edge of the Mere! No reports
from the Lancaster area (not surprising considering the Weather!
8th February:- John
Wilson No avocets seen on the EM Complex today! Maybe
birds of Passage?
7th February, Allen
Pool, Four Avocets seen 10am to 12 30pm, Eight
days earlier than 2019!
3rd February 2020, Avocet,
Martin Mere WWT
two this afternoon (13:22), They are on there way? Photo of the Avocets
at Martin Mere!