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The Hodbarrrow RSPB reserve near Millom used to be an iron ore mine but work was closed in 1968 and was allowed to flood forming a large lagoon close to the shore. Within this lagoon, there is now an island which is free of most vegetation making it a good habitat for terns and other ground nesting birds but recently there have been problems with predators taking eggs and chicks which caused most species to desert the island. A foxproof fence was erected around the island and other deterrents were also employed. Last year, some rare little terns nested but were not very successful and sandwich terns made no attempts at all, even though they were seen at the start of the breeding season.

FROM MY PERCH and raised young.

Hodbarrow reserve covers about 1.8 hectares and in addition to the lagoon, there is scrub and grassland growing over basic slag left from the iron workings together with numerous pools. These areas contain many other species of birds, insects and plants including some rarities and several species of orchid. It is amazing how nature restores itself given a chance and sometimes active help. Hodbarrow reserve also attracts many wintering species, so is worth a visit at almost any time of year.

My thanks to RSPB Warden Mhairi Maclauchlan for much of information about Hodbarrow.

This year has been a different story. The sandwich terns returned in force, with over 500 pairs and a large number of chicks fledged successfully. Marjorie and I visited in early July and the noise from the colony was impressive. Chicks were calling for food and the adults were responding as they returned from the sea with small fish. By then, all but one of over thirty pairs of little terns had left together with a goodly number of chicks. These tiny terns forsake the nesting area as soon as the chicks can fly. There were also about fifty pairs of common terns and a solitary pair of arctic terns. One roseate tern put in an appearance early in the season but

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did not stay. The number of sandwich terns equates to 4.3% of the British population, which makes Hodbarrow a nationally important site for this species.

Other species have also benefitted from the protection work which has been undertaken. There are 170 pairs of black headed gulls, 7 pairs of eider, 5 of tufted duck, 6 of lapwing, 8 of oystercatcher and 3 pairs of ringed plover nested


There will be an RSPB Coffee Morning in Cockermouth URC on Saturday 26th August, from 10.00am to 12 noon.

The West Cumbria RSPB Group’s next indoor meeting is at 7.30pm on 5th September, in the United Reformed

Church, Main Street, Cockermouth when Deb Muscat will talk about Cumbria Biodiversity Centre. All are welcome.

More details from or from Group Leader Dave Smith on 01900 85347, or Marjorie and Neil on 01900 825231.

Neil Hutchin 17 AUGUST 2017 ISSUE 417 PAGE 53

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