newsletter article written by Jean Roberts suggested that the Crag viewpoint was
the best place in this area to see the largest number of species from a fixed
point last October. This was partly
due to a reasonably good autumn ‘visible migration’ day and partly due to
the vantage point overlooking the Allen/Eric Morecambe pools and the rest of
Carnforth Marsh whilst still being ‘in touch’ with nearby woodland species.
Other sites covered were Red Nab, Heysham Nature reserve and Sunderland
Point. It would be nice to expand on this. Sites which come to mind are: Pilling Lane Ends, Jenny
Brown’s Point, Teal Bay (due for
a new name) and even the likes of the Lilian’s Hide or in/by the causeway
would be most useful if the visible migrants were counted so that material for
a comparative article on visible migration is available.
We appreciate it might be difficult to differentiate between migrants
and resident/off-passage birds at some sites e.g. Jenny Brown’s Point.
29th April 0700-1000.
anyone wishes to start earlier than that, in order to benefit further from the
incoming tide (which produces a “low high” at 0828hrs), please make it 0600
so that analysis is facilitated. In
this respect, it would be useful, but not necessary, to split the visible
migrant counts into hourly blocks. Thank
Please contact Jean Roberts at 01524/770295. This landline is often engaged due to internet use, therefore please try mobile 07773271187 or 01523/5223/523 Pager 831999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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