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On this day Rare birds from the past

Fri. 8/17 All day On this day

A Black-winged Pratincole was at Grune Point Cumbria on 17th August-3rd Sept 2000.

Wed. 8/22 All day On this day

A Black-winged Pratincole was at Martin Mere WWT on 22nd Aug-16th Sept 1997, Lancashires second record.

Sat. 8/25 All day On this day

A 1sts Black-winged Pratincole was at Leighton Moss RSPB on 25th-28th August 1996, Lancashires first record.

Mon. 8/27 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of Black Stork was found on 27th-28th August 1977 at Leighton Moss RSPB.

Sat. 9/1 All day On this day

A Little Shearwater was seen on 1st & 5th September 1992 off Seaforth NR on the river Mersey, the second record for Lancashire following one found dead on 27th March 1975.

Mon. 9/3 All day On this day

A Blue-winged Teal was at Martin Mere WWT on 3rd-6th September 1992.

Tue. 10/16 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of Great White Egret was on 16th-21st October 2001 at Crossens Outer Marsh.

Tue. 10/23 All day On this day

Lancashires second record of a Surf Scoter was found at Mere Sands Wood on 23rd October 2002, the first was shot in December 1882 at Lytham.

Thu. 11/22 All day On this day

An Adult Spotted Sandpiper was at Lower Rivington Resr on 22nd November 1986-11th January 1987.

Sat. 12/8 All day On this day

The first record for Lancashire of an American Bittern was shot on 8th December 1845 at Fleetwood.

Tue. 12/18 All day On this day

Lancashires first Lesser Scaup was first seen on 18th-31st  December 1994 and again at 5th March-18th April 1995 at Dockacres Gravel Pit and Pine Lake.

Thu. 1/24 All day On this day

An American Bittern was seen at Marton Mere LNR on 24th January 1991, and then again on 2nd January 1992-12th May 1992, the second Lancashire record.

Fri. 1/25 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Cattle Egret was on 25th January 1999 at a site near Martin Mere WWT-11th May 1999.

Wed. 2/6 All day On this day

The first record of a Blue-winged Teal for Lancashire was of a male at Leighton Moss RSPB on 6th February 1967.

Fri. 3/15 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Forster's Tern was at Seaforth NR on 15th March 1987.

Tue. 4/2 All day On this day

An Apline Swift was at Sankey Valley Park St Helens on 2nd April 1985.

Sat. 4/6 All day On this day

A White spotted Bluethroat was at Southport Marshside RSPB on 6th April 1995.

Tue. 4/9 All day On this day

A 2nds Laughing Gull was at Marton Mere LNR on 9th-16th April 2006, 2nd Lancashire record.

Sun. 4/14 All day On this day

A Savi's Warbler was at Leighton Moss RSPB on 14th April-24th June 1991.

Thu. 4/18 All day On this day

Two males of probably the western race hispanica were seen on 18th-22nd April 1940 at Lytham, Lancashires first record.

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