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19 May 2019

2 Greenshank, Curlew, Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Common Tern 4 Oystercatcher, Marsh Harrier appeared to roost in reeds at 20.30.

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6 March 2019

41 Greylags, 14 Mandarins, drake Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Sparrowhawks, 4 Oystercatchers, 34 Lapwings, 24 Stock Doves, Kingfisher, Willow Tit, 2 Chiffchaffs, Twite still with Linnets, 3 Tree Sparrows and 2 Bramblings behind the dam wall. In the … Continue reading

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27 February 2019

38 Canada & 29 Greylag Geese, 10 Gadwall, just 4 Tufteds, 5 Goldeneye, 8 C.Buzzards, 4 Oystercatchers, a Snipe, 2 Ravens. In the gull roost 4thW Iceland Gull, ad ‘Viking’ Gull and 2ndW Caspian Gull.

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26 February 2019

Drake Wigeon, 15 Gadwall, 4+ Goldeneye, 4 Oystercatchers, 5 Snipe & the Twite still present with Linnets though proving more difficult to see. Later in the roost an adult Mediterranean Gull.

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23 February 2019

The Kumlien’s Gull arrived early and showed well at the south end of the reservoir before inexplicably heading off south with about ten other large gulls at 1645. The Glaucous/Herring hybrid roosted and earlier in the day the 2ndW Glaucous … Continue reading

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21 February 2019

An adult Iceland Gull in the roost had been at Poolsbrook earlier and looked like a Kumlien’s Gull, also the adult Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid again. Additionally 12 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 15 Goosander, 6 Little Grebes, 6 Oystercatchers, 327 … Continue reading

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11 January 2019

6 Pochard (4 drakes), 3 Goldeneye (2 drakes), 8 Goosander (3 drakes), single Raven, c30 Fieldfares, Twite still with c85 Linnets. Behind the dam wall no Dippers but 3 Tree Sparrows on feeders, c45 Siskins, Kingfisher & Grey Wagtail. Later … Continue reading

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1 January 2019

20 Gadwall, 7 Pochard (4 drakes), 7 Goosander (6 drakes), 2 (possibly 3) Chiffchaffs and the Twite still present though elusive.

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5 September 2018

3 Mute Swans, 6 Mandarins, 8 Gadwall, 37 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 9 Tufteds, Little Egret, 23 GC & 1 Little Grebe, an adult Honey Buzzard flew south 1138-48 (the fourth record, third individual this year), 8+ C.Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 … Continue reading

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26 July 2018

2 Mute Swans, 4 Mandarins, 9 Tufteds, 3 Little Egrets, 6 Black-tailed Godwits resting on the west bank (different group to last Friday’s birds), 146 gulls of five species loafing/bathing on the west bank comprised of 98 BHGulls, 41 LBBGulls, … Continue reading

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