24th July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 19 young
21st July:- Richard
Du Feu, No photographic prizes for me however following
the two colour ringed Avocet juveniles
last week from Conder Green this
one turned up on Wednesday evening originally ringed in June
Additionally, another 3 birds from Conder
Green put in a brief appearance yesterday morning. If
you do happen to photograph a colour ringed bird at Leighton
do tag me in it and
I'll try and sort out it's history. This
is an extract from Richard's Report!
22nd July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 16 young
20th July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 15 young.
Ian Hartley, Conder Pool; Avocet 3
plus 4 near fledging young -the rest have moved on, including two
Leighton Moss. This means probably the Chicks
were Ringed at Conder Pool and have since flown to Leighton Moss?
15th July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 13 young.
9th July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 25 plus 5
young 3 nests. What matters is the
number of surviving Young!
7th July:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 35, 6 nests at least 3 young! There
may be more young if 2 Nests have Hatched?
1st July:- John
Wilson; EM Complex; Avocet 35, 8 nests. No
Young seen since 23rd June!
1st July:- Conder
Green, River Conder; Seven Avocets and Eight
Young seen. Conder
Pool, One Avocet on a Nest
seen. There is so much
long grass on the Pool now it is impossible to make an accurate
27th June:- John
Wilson; EM Complex; Avocet 37
still 8 nests but no young.
26th June:- Ian
Hartley, Conder Green; Avocet 10 adults plus at
least 12 young,
some now fledged.
23rd June:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 54 plus 1 young.
21st June:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet
45 plus 1
chick, it seems the lone Chick has survived so far!
20th June:- John
Wilson, EM Complex, Avocet
54 but no young!
20th June:- Pete
Crooks, EM Complex from viewpoint; 55
adult Avocet on salt-marsh
18th June:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocel 34 plus first
young from relays. Perhaps there will be
some Chicks Fledging this Year???
17th June:- John
Wilson, EM Complex; Avocet 42,
it is noticable that no observers
are seeing Avocet Chicks!
14th June:- K
Harrison, Conder Pool; Avocet
- 2 adults with 1
- 9 adults with 11 chicks (broods
of 3 and 4 of 2 each. The Avocets are gradually
moving their Families to the River Conder!
13th June:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Complex; Avocet
40. Several reports from the EM Complex; No Chicks Seen!
8th June:- Conder
Green, River Conder; Seven
Avocets and Ten Young; Conder
Pool; Four Avocets and Six Young, Two Nests incubating
7th June:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Complex, Avocet
45 but no young.
It seems it may be a repeat of 2019 (The Chicks never live
longer than 24 hours).
6th June:- Ian
Hartley, Conder Green; Avocets - currently
6 broods, aged between 21 days and a few days old. Two
clutches still to hatch. Probably
20+ chicks at the moment, 10 of which have moved to the Conder. This
is a much clearer report of the present situation! The highest
Tide this month will be 9.83 metres so
the River Conder Chicks may survived?
3rd June:- Sue
Counsell, Conder Green; Six
adult avocet, 4 on the river mud banks and 2 on the pool. 6 chicks,
4 in one family group and
on the river
and 1 chick with an adult on the pool. (One
chick was ringed) This
seems unlikely! Does
this mean that most of the Chicks
have been moved to the River??
27th May:- Conder
Pool, Eight Avocets and Seven
Chicks one of which was much
younger than the rest! Another nest vacated which accounts for
the youngest Chick!
22nd May:- My
first visit in 2021! Allen Pool, Twenty
One Avocets and Nine Nests seen.
There were no Avocets
on the Eric Morecambe Pool and just One
the Far Flood! No Chicks seen (Although
the EM birds arrived Two Weeks before the Conder Green Birds
they seem to be later Hatching Young)!
20th May:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Pools; Avocet 35
18th May:- Conder
Pool, Four Chicks seen; family
of Three and another of One Chick
(there could have been more in the long grass. There was one obviously
abandoned Nest (Chicks Hatched).
May:- Pete Crooks, Conder Green;
11 Avocet (9 adults and 2 recently hatched
saw no Young, however they were due to
Hatch and it is difficult to see the whole Pool because
of the many Islands!
14th May:- Conder
Pool; Eight Avocets and Five
Nests! River Conder; Two Avocets!
12th May:- Neil
H, From The Viewpoint; Avocet (28).
It will be posible to make a more accurate
count when the Hides are open.
10th May:- John
Wilson, From the Viewpoint; Avocet 17 on the flood.
9th May:- Pete
Crooks, From the Viewpoint; 43 Avocet -
spread across the salt-marsh pools.
7th May:- Conder
Green, River Conder 2 Avocets;
Conder Pool Five
Avocets and Five
Nests! The missing adult birds are
probably feeding on the River Lune. I have yet to see any Avocets
feeding on the Conder Pool
this Year! One Common Tern. Six
Common Terns seen on the 9th of May!
2nd May:- John
Webb, Eric Morecambe Pools From
the Viewpoint; 40
30th April:- John
Eric Morecambe Pools; Avocet
21 on Flood.
25th April:- Pete Crooks, Eric Morecambe
Pools (from Crag Road viewpoint) - 47 Avocet.
25th April:- Ian
Conder Green; Avocet 10, good to see confirmation
of my count on the 23rd of April!
24th April:- John
from the Viewpoint; Avocet
14 on the Flood.
18th April:- Pete
Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road viewpoint) 46
18th April:- Pete
Conder Pool – 4
Avocet; Conder Creek – 2
other viewers reported 8 Avocets!
17th April:- Stephen
This afternoon there were 8 Avocets on the pool.
15th April:- Ian
Conder Pool: 5
avocet (2 looking like they were trying
out nesting sites); there was another report
of Three Avocets on The River Lune!
14th April:- K
Conder Pool; One
pair of avocets mating this afternoon.
13th April:- Conder
Six Avocets Three Pairs; later all Six Birds were together. I
have not seen an Avocet feeding at Conder Pool this Year! It
looked like they were waiting for the Tide to go Out so they could
11th April:- Ian
Hartley, Conder Green; Avocet 8.
9th April:- Conder
Pool, Avocets 6; my first sighting
of Avocets at this site in 2021! Pete
Crooks saw 9 Avocets later
in the day! I saw three Pairs of Avocets
"near" to the 2020 Nest Sites at 11am!
7th April:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Pools; Avocet 15 but
Allen mainly hidden. The Allen Pool is partly
obscured from the viewpoint!
4th April:- Pete
Crooks, Eric Morecambe Pools – 46
Avocet (12 on the Flood,
34 on the Allen Pool), it is a mystery how the Allen Pool Birds
were Counted (I don't think the EM Hide
3rd April:- Ian
Hartley, 4 Avocet on Lune on 3rd April.
2nd April:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Pools; Avocets 10 but best part
of Allen Pool not visible!
1st April:- Barrie
Cooper, Conder Pool; Common Sandpiper
and Six Avocets!
31st March:- Eric
Morecambe Pools From a passing Train,
the Saltmarsh was flooded by a 10.3 metre Tide! All the Pools
high water levels! I could see about 6
Avocets on the Far Flood. The Far Flood "usually"
drains down before the other Pools!
Conder Pool No
Avocets seen, 3rd attempt; they don't seem to have established
any Nests as yet!
28th March:- Ian
Conder Green; Avocet 3. Possibly more but
sheltering from the Wind.
27th March:- Joshh, Conder
Pool; Avocet- at least
5, possibly more at the back of the pool. There
are many areas you can't see from the Viewing Platform!
27th March:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe,
26th March:- Dan
Hayward. Seven Avocets at
Conder Pool this morning. Thanks Sue Counsell.
25th March:- John
46, 20 in flock
far Flood others in pairs feeding on the Flood. Good to hear
they are pairing up!
23rd March:- John
from the viewpoint; Avocet 45 of which
25 were in a group on the edge of the Flood and 10 pairs feeding.
All on the Flood.
21st March:- Pete
Crooks, 36 Avocets
from the Crag Road viewpoint this morning – 19 on
the Flood, 4 on the Eric Morecambe Pool, 13 on the Allen Pool.
EM Hides will be open on the 12th of April! (closed
21st March:- Ian
Lune from Glasson bowling green Avocet 2, possibly
the same birds seen on Conder Pool on the 18th of March!
20th March:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Pools; From
the viewpoint; Avocet
22 on the Flood. Seems like an important influx (let's
hope they stay on the Site!
18th March:- Dan
Two Avocets Conder Pool. I visited on the
19th, no Avocets!
17 March:- John
Wilson, Eric Morecambe Pools; Avocet 6 on the Flood! From
7th March:- Ian
Hartley, Conder Green Avocet 1; I
will have to investigate.
7th March:- John
Wilson, Avocet 11 on flood
but only half Allen Pool visible
2nd March:- Peter
Stevens, There were 8 Avocets in the Eric Morecambe pools
at 10.30 today. Viewed from the Crag road view point.
1st March:- Dan
Haywood, Conder Pool four
First report of Avocets at Conder
28th February:- Pete
Eric Morecambe Pools From Viewpoint, 13
27th February:- Jon
Eric Morecambe Pools From Viewpoint, 4
Avocet. I could not see any
from The Train yesterday!
07 February 2021:- Pete
Crooks, Eric Morecambe Pools (from Crag Road viewpoint)
1 male Marsh Harrier, 80 Pintail. Log 151