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RE: Carr Mill Dam


Common Tern perched on a bouy this morning.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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A Little Egret at 14:25 just north of the Dam, on farmland by the blue-green barns, alongside the brook and visible from the A571

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paul brady wrote:

Another record for me .... 12 common tern (but still no marsh tern or arctic!)





Oh got so excited forgot the drake tufted duck in eclipse!

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Another record for me .... 12 common tern (but still no marsh tern or arctic!)

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A massive (record for me) 10 common terns on Sunday, sadly no marsh terns though :(

plus 3 common sandpipers, kingfisher and grey wagtail.

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I've noticed 6 common tern in the past week or so ... thinking of approaching the owners about some simple tern rafts?

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6 Common tern fishing over the Dam this evening

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5 Common tern, 12 Great crested grebe, and hundreds of hirundines from all three species were at the Dam this evening

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We had 4 common tern over the dam yesterday evening plus a single swift amongst scores of hirundines with sand martins being the most numerous.

In the overflow a couple of grey wagtails were present along with a single common sandpiper.

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A common tern was at the dam around 9:30 this morning. Also, lots of Great crested grebes nesting or displaying, as well as about 30 Sand martin and 50 Swallows soaring above the dam

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A Common Tern was present yesterday afternoon during the worst of the weather. Around 50 Sand Martins and 15 Swallows also present.

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3 common tern yesterday afternoon

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At least 20 great crested grebes on the dam, with some pairs going through their courtship rituals. Also a grey heron and 2 mute swans. The wooded section held a kestrel, 2 grey wagtail, coal tits, chaffinches, dunnocks, wrens and nuthatches amongst the commoner species
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5pm yesterday evening:

1 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtail
5 Mallard

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Cycling along the west side of the dam last night I flushed an Acro warbler - presumed reed warbler as it was very plain looking both above and below. Of course when I stopped to get my bins out it did a vanishing act!

Strange thing is that I've never seen one hear before - so not sure to tick! And there are no reeds ..... can I start an alternative species pondering session!!!

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60+ Pink-footed Goose east at 7:10am today.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 12th of March 2012 08:26:49 PM

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