Author Archives: Paul Beard

News 30/8/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   2 Spoonbills flew SW early morning on 29 Aug watched by 2 lucky observers, Richard James and Dave Richardson from the screen at the end of the lane. The eclipse drake … Continue reading

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News 14/8/2018

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   An eclipse drake Ring Necked Duck was found by Mike Blaver and Richard James first thing on 11th Aug and was still present this am-13th Aug. At one stage yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Local News 5/8/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   A report of a Timmins’s Stint up to mid-morning on 6th Aug but no further sign by early afternoon. This is the first site record since one in early Aug, … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 4/8/2018

Bird list thanks to Wendy Greylag, Goldfinch, C Turn, Mallard, Tufted, Heron, L B B Gull, Cormorant, L Egret, Woodpig, Buzzard, Bluetit, Blackbird, Canada, Coot, Moorhen, M Swan, Gt Crested Greeb, Crow, Magpies, House Martin, Jackdaw, Rook, Swift, P Wag, … Continue reading

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News 20/7/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   On 19th July a “flock” of 10  juv. Mediterranean Gull were found mid-morning on the spit and amongst the resting Black Headed Gulls. Most soon disappeared but still 2/3 present at … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 7/7/18

1 reed warbler 2 little ringed plover 3 mute swan 4 bullfinch 5 grey heron 6 canada goose 7 greylag goose 8 great crested grebe 9 cormorant 10 lapwing 11 lesser black backed gull 12 swallow 13 sandmartin 14 wren … Continue reading

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News 9/7/18

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- LONG DALE    Photos were taken on 4th July of a Woodchat Shrike here by 3 Suffolk Birders. I was contacted by them on Thursday evening-5th July- about this bird and was promised the … Continue reading

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News 2/7/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- LONG EATON GP   An adult Shag flew round the Windsurfing Pit on 29th June before flying off towards Attenborough NR.A pair of  Pochard have again bred here and have a brood of 5 … Continue reading

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News 17/6/18

Thanks to Rod for the following:- OGSTON RESERVOIR   This site is currently going through a purple patch. Steve Mann found a Manx Shearwater late morning on 14th June. Despite being heavily mobbed/harried by Great Black Backed Gulls it was still … Continue reading

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Ogston Guided Bird Walk 2/6/18

Coot, Lapwing, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Mallard, SedgeWarbler, Herring Gull, Crow, Cormorant, Wood Pig, Blackcap, Blackbird, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Oystercatcher, Gt Crested Grebe, Blue tit, Dunnock, Gt Tit, Gold Finch, Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, Rook, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Mute Swan, Chaffinch, … Continue reading

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