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Fri 20 March 2020

6 Mandarins, 13 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, Water Rail still, 11 Little Grebes, a Red Kite NE 1523-28, 17 Common Buzzards, single Sparrowhawk & Kestrel, 4 Oystercatchers, 6 Curlews early morning, 40 Snipe flushed off the west bank by … Continue reading

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Fri 31 January 2020

47 Canada & 25 Greylag Geese, drake Mandarin, 9 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 20 Grey Herons with thirteen active nests, just 14 Coots, Water Rail, 3 Snipe

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Thurs 16 January 2020

The highlight today was a ringtail Hen Harrier that flew low across the reservoir at 0958 before continuing south. Only the ninth here and the second winter record with two in spring and the remaining five in autumn all between … Continue reading

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Sun 29 December 2019

Earlier just 6 Shoveler, one fem. Goldeneye and 13 Goosanders. Later a 2ndW Caspian, adult Yellow-l-Gull and 42 Goosander roosted.

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Sun 22 December 2019

40+ Canada & 104 Greylag Geese, c200 Pinkfeet flew east, 3 Shoveler, 43 Teal, 40 Tufteds, 5 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, an interesting day for raptors with a female Goshawk low across the reservoir, a Merlin again high east and 2 … Continue reading

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Thurs 19 December 2019

36 Greylag & 34 Canada Geese plus the hybrid, 4  Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 26 Tufteds, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Water Rails, 5 C. Buzzards,  2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Kestrel, ad male Peregrine, juv … Continue reading

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Tues 12 November 2019

8 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 1stW Common Scoter still, Water Rail calling right of the main hide, ad Yellow-l-Gull & a Willow Tit.

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Tues 5 November 2019

10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 1stW drake Goldeneye, 1stW Common Scoter, 6 Snipe, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 2 Fieldfares, 2 Willow Tits & 4 Bramblings.

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Wed 23 October 2019

Not much in the foggy conditions this morning; a few Fieldfares, 60-70 Linnets, 10 Yellowhammers, a couple of Meadow Pipits and a Pied Wagtail – all on the ploughed field behind the west bank.

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Wed 16 October 2019

2 Mandarins, at least 5 Shoveler, a Common Snipe, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 2 Ravens, 2 Swallows lingering, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Brambling in the car park. A flurry of vis-mig activity when the rain stopped around 1000hrs with 1530 Redwings W, … Continue reading

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