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RE: Tatton Park


11.00-14.30

Tatton Mere : An amazing 84 Pochard. Also 6 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Little Grebe, 4f+2m Goldeneyes, 2 Egyptian Geese,

2 Grey Herons and 7 Cormorants. 3 Stonechats were flitting around the reeds/sedge at the Northern end of the mere.

Melchett Mere: 4 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe and a large raft of 88 Mallard.

Mill Pool: 9 Tufted Ducks, 2 Little Grebes and 1 Grey Heron.

Noted in the surrounding parkland were : 3 Buzzards, 1f Kestrel and a flock of 12 Meadow Pipits.

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14-Apr-21 (11:00 - 13:30):

Tatton Mere :
c12 Great Crested Grebe
c3 Goldeneye
pr Gadwall
2m Mandarin (Knutsford end)
200+ Sand Martin feeding over the mere
1 Blackcap
c3 Chiffchaff

Melchett Mere :
2 Great Crested Grebes
c4 Greylag Geese
1 Willow Warbler
1 Blackcap

Ice Pond:
2 Egyptian Geese

Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker heard along with plenty of vocal Nuthatch and Coal Tits.

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10.00-14.30

Tatton Mere : 4 Little Grebes, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 3m+8f Goldeneyes, 15 Pochard, 4 Cormorants and 1 Grey Heron.

Melchett Mere : 1 Pink Footed Goose (Amongst large numbers of Canada and Greylag Geese), 4 Little Grebes, 1f Goldeneye,

2 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Pochard and 2 Snipe.

Mill Pool
: 1 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Heron.

Parkland : 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrels and a flock of 11 Rooks.

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Not quite Tatton Park but I may as well put this here. There has been a Black Redstart in the vicinity of Booths Hall Farm, Booths Park on the eastern fringes of Knutsford for ten days or so. A two hour watch today from late morning gave a five seconds view as the bird disappeared around the last of the farm buildings. That was it.

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Forgot to mention 9 Pochard.

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Afternoon Friday visit.

Stonechat 1 male, 1 female.
Mandarin Duck 2 male, 2 female.
Wigeon 1 male, 1 female.
Tufted Duck 50+
Mute Swan 8
Coot 80+
Goldeneye 1
Great Crested Grebe 3
Little Grebe 3
Mallard 80+
Sparrowhawk 1 female.
Buzzard 1
Grey Heron 2
Cormorant 3
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10.30-14.00

Tatton Mere : The 1st winter Black Necked Grebe is still showing close to the West bank of the mere, opposite the small jetty.

Also on the mere were 2f Goldeneyes, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Grebes, 18 Pochard and a flock of 60 Greylag Geese.

Melchett Mere : 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard and 1 Grey Heron.

Mill Pool : 1 Grey Heron and 2 Swallows.

Parkland : 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Ravens and 2 Mistle Thrushes.



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The black necked grebe is still on Tatton mere. Today is was just a few feet from bankside and gave really confiding views and was not bothered by our presence at all. Was a very busy bird continually diving all the while. We spotted it on the side of the lake next to the main access road from the Knutsford entrance to the park. Also seen was a female goldeneye.

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Tuesday 29th Sept.2020 13.30pm - 15.00pm

Anyone still wishing to see the juvenile Black-necked Grebe it was still showing well again this afternoon close in to the west bank of Tatton Mere;
also 2 x Great Crested Grebes and 3 Little Grebes towards the north end of Tatton Mere

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Black-necked Grebe still present this afternoon along West side of Tatton Mere



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Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (3.45 - 4.15pm)
Black-necked Grebe still showing well again today, Tatton Mere - same place as yesterday

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Sorry this report is a few hours late but I had to check with more experienced birder friends to confirm the ID of this bird which I thought was a Black-necked Grebe; it was seen on Tatton Mere yesterday late afternoon (22nd September). Centre section of Tatton mere main driveway side of the mere. I will include photos for you to ensure the ID is totally correct.

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10.00-14.00 Highlights :

Tatton Mere :- 22 Pochard, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Little Grebes and 3 Grey Herons.

Also an enigmatic female Tufted Duck, with perfectly smooth rounded head, distinctive light spot on her cheeks,

noticeable white patch at the base of the beak and a saddle that was slightly lighter than the other female Tufties.

I certainly suspect a hybrid Scaup X Tufted, she is well worth birders looking out for should they be viewing the mere.

Melchett Mere : 4 Pochard and 3 Great Crested Grebes.

Mill Pool : 1 Kingfisher and 1 Little Grebe.

Parkland : 3 Buzzards, 5 Ravens and 1m Kestrel.



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Dunno about the bird life at the Knutsford moor end of the mere John but I've had some cracking pike out of there many years ago.

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Late Post : 16.09.2019 11.00-15.00

Tatton Mere : 14 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Grebes, 7 Pochards, 3 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorants

and 1 Kingfisher .

Melchett Mere : 7 Pochards, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Little Grebe and 2 Cormorants.

3 Ravens, 1 highly vocal Buzzard, 1 female Blackcap and 8 Jays were in the surrounding parkland.

Just 1 Swallow was seen and it was speeding South above the main mere.

It is always a grest pity that the Knutsford Moor end of the main mere is not viewable, a lot of waterfowl is

usually hidden away there.



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10.00-15.00

Tatton Mere

6 Great Crested Grebes (2 more were on the Pool at Mere Park in Knutsford), 2 Grey Wagtails, 2m+8f Goldeneyes and 4 Grey Herons.

100+ Sand Martins were above the mere. Also on the mere were 40+ Tufted Ducks.

Melchett Mere

40+ Sand Martins, 4 House Martins, 4 Swallows, 2m Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Cormorants and 1 Meadow Pipit.

Dog Wood

4 Bramblings with a small group of Chaffinches.







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Didnt see the Egyptian Geese, but scoped the Mandarins.. Goldeneye on the mere, Siskins by the car park and best of all a flock of mixed Chaffinch and Brambling in the Beech Avenue today.

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11:40 - 16:00

Cormorant - min.20
Egyptian Goose - pair displaying to each other and mating. Seen in flight too.
Mandarin (Duck) 9
Wigeon 3
Pochard 9
Goldeneye 2
Raven 2/3

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Called in here mid afternoon on our way back from the Fylde to add the Black Tern to our list for the day. The bird was showing well at the northern end of the main mere, constantly hawking among the collected gulls and waterfowl. Shame there wasn't a Whiskered Tern at Audy to finish off the day biggrin

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7 Egyptian geese in with a flock of moulting Canada Geese on Tatton Mere today.



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The first Sand Martin of the year over Tatton Mere 2:45pm today



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Woodcock 6
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Sun 4th Feb 11:15 - 12:00

Both Kestrel and Buzzard just outside the park, on the way there. Short visit, concentrating on the area around Melchett Mere.

-1+ Green Woodpecker 1 seen but poss 2 separate calling birds
- 3+ Coal Tit inc 1 singer
- Nuthatch plus plenty of Blue & Great Tit on the feeders by the hide.
- pr Mute Swan
- 200+ Canada Goose
- c 12 Wigeon
- pr Pintail
Small numbers of Mallard, Tufted Duck etc

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Yesterday there were good numbers of Stock Dove  - i'd say more than 25 - in the area of the stubble field on the other side of the stream between the Old Hall and the Mill Pond. Also c. 3 Greenfinch and 2 - 3 Yaffles. No thrushes at all, and apart from  small flocks of Mipits, no real sign of autumn/winter passage. Very quiet. I suspect that today may have been a bit more vis miggy.



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14.00-17.30

3 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel and 3 Ravens.

Combined numbers of the following for Tatton and Melchett meres : 162 Tufted Ducks, 6 Pochard, 3 Little Grebes and 7 adult plus 5 juvenile Great Crested Grebes.

Lots of Black Headed Gulls throughout plus 6 Lesser Blacks and 1 Herring Gull.

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Probably from the nearby Gauntlet Bird of Prey centre Mike, it's happened before. I believe enquiries are being made.



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Apparently a Black Kite was reported from the park on Friday, anyone know anything more?..



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Disappointingly quiet yesterday afternoon, best bird being a Common Sandpiper along the shore of Dog Wood.



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A steady though light passage of Siskins were vis-migging (and invis-migging) over the park heading east this afternoon, and 2 Redpoll also which were my first for quite a while. At least 2 Green Woodpecker heard, and Stock Dove seen.
A Goldcrest was subsinging in that Millenium Wood near the Deer Park quite close to where i was standing. It imitated calling Chaffinch, Willow Warbler, Linnet and Dunnock, and when a small flock of Goldfinches landed nearby, all singing together, it started imitating them too. I don't think i've ever come across a Goldcrest using imitation before.
A ringed female Stonechat was feeding on the bank along the west side of the Mere and was presumably a migrant.



-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:39:25 PM

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A good day in Tatton Park today
Pied Wagtail
Crow
Song Thrush
Wood Pigeon
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Magpie
Chaffinch
Brambling
Robin
Nuthatch
Jay
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Coal Tit
Green Woodpecker
Raven
Coot
Cormorant
Buzzard
Canada Goose
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Black-headed Gull
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Meadow Pipit
Starling
Wren
Pochard
Goldeneye (a male displaying to two females)
Swan
Great Black-backed Gull
Kestrel
Heron
Jackdaw

Tufted Duck




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Two families of Spotted Flycatchers - one lot behind the Lodge house at the Rostherne entrance, and one family in the copse of Sweet Chestnuts on the left half way along the road from here to the house. Raven and Stock Doves also.

Edit - not the Beech Walk sorry, been a while since my last visit!



-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Monday 18th of July 2016 02:13:30 PM

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Black-necked Grebe 2 on Tatton Mere yesterday (info from Mike Edgecombe)

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Not quite Tatton Park, but Tatton Estates land nearby where I was helping Manchester University do an invertebrate survey due to water quality deterioration in this area. Several Grey Wagtails which landowners tell me are doing really well here, breeding on the main rivers and tributaries that eventually drain into the River Bollin & ultimately the River Mersey. Lots of Buzzards too, as expected in this area.



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Sun 27th Dec 11:00 - 12:15 - weather fine and bright with light cloud coverage:

Tatton Mere:

- 1 Shelduck

Decent numbers of Coot, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Mallard

Melchette Mere:

- c20 Pochard

- pr Gadwall

- Buzzard flying over land on opposite side of the mere to the hide

- juv Great Spotted Woodpecker at the feeder

plus more Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Black-headed Gull etc

In andaround the nearby trees

- 1 Kestrel

- c10 Redwing

- 1 Siskin

- 1 Green Woodpecker

- 1+ Mistle Thrush (calling)

- 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling)

- 2+ pairs of Nuthatch

plus 20+ Blue Tit, c10 Goldfinch and other comon passerines



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10.00-14.00

(Mostly in the rain, but at least the park was much less crowded)

The small pool near the mansion held a couple of feral Egyptian Geese and a single Grey Heron.

Melchett Mere

41 Pochard, 38 Tufted Ducks, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Grey Herons

A flock of 12 Meadow Pipits around the swampy sedge area and 40 Starlings resting in a nearby tree.

Tatton Mere

21 Pochard, 185 Tufted Ducks (Similar numbers of Coot too), 12 Shoveler, 13 Little Grebes (Including a group of 7 that appeared to be fishing together, Cormorant style),

4 Great Crested Grebes and 18 Gadwall.  A single female Kestrel hunted along the lake edge. No sign of any Goldeneye yet.

Dog Wood

3 Goldcrests with a group of Long Tailed Tits.

3 Buzzards flew above the park, and a flock of 8 Pied Wagtails were feeding amongst sheep on the short cropped turf.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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2 Black Necked Grebes on Tatton Mere along the NW bank was a nice surprise.
Green Woodpecker and Stock Dove were vocal.

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Surprised to be the first to mention these 2 gorgeous birds..

This morning following on from numerous reports, I decided to catch up with the 2 Black Necked Grebes, which are frequenting Knutsford Mere.
What a fantastic way to start the working day, glorious sunshines, a bit of mist and these 2 diving continually for about 30 mins.

They are currently by the tree which stands alone in the water, although yesterday they were apparently further up towards far end ( I entered the park off King Street, Knutsford).


Other Birds of note:
Green Woodpecker & Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard)
Goldeneye 15-20
Tufted Ducks
Mute Swans were extremely territorial this morning, and actual witnessed a fight in which the aggressor was seen off, quite impressive stuff.



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On Melchett, 11 Shoveler.
6 - 10 Bramblings in with the Chaffinch flock along Beech Avenue.
Following on from the Whoopers seen in flight at the end of Oct, there was apparently a flock of 11 (i think) on Melchett in Oct - info from the winter bird sightings poster in the "new" hide.

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10.30-14.30

4 Bramblings with Chaffinches and Great Tits feeding on beechmast. 1m+1F Stonechats on the sedge/bog area by Melchett Mere. 2 Buzzards.

Melchett Mere

3 Grey Herons, 2 Shovelers, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 16 Pochard, 15 Tufted Ducks and 2 Cormorants.

Tatton Mere ( inc. Knutsford Moor)

1m+5f Goldeneyes, 3 Wigeon, 3 Shovelers, 3 Cormorants, 37 Tufted Ducks, 28 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Grebes & 2 Gadwall.

Both meres held large numbers of Mallard, but numbers of Wigeon and Shoveler seem low for winter, and I did'nt find a single Teal anywhere.

Dog Wood

9 Redwings were rooting through the leaf litter "Blackbird style", as were 2 Great Tits and a Wren.

Lots of Blue, Great & Long Tailed Tits in the wood, and with them 5 Nuthatches plus 2 Treecreepers.



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This afternoon 3 Whooper Swans (and 1 Mute with them) flew fairly low east over the Deer Park. Luckily they were calling or i'd have missed them. They went behind a copse which i was standing next to, i legged it to the other side but couldn't find them; they were flying quite slowly and i wonder if they landed in the kale field here, it slopes away so that you can't see most of it. Nice to see flocks of Long Tailed Tits everywhere at the mo.

Yesterday there was a Green Woodpecker near the monument, Stock Doves in the Deer Park and by the Rostherne Entrance, and a Reed Bunting over high south calling. I see that part of the wall has collapsed at the back of the deer park - i wonder if any escaped..

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During an afternoon stroll, of note:
1 Green Woodpecker
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Nuthatch
3 Common Buzzard
1 Kestrel


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Rostherne village

A flock of 12 Linnets on power lines & a group of 27 Lapwing flying South.

Tatton Park

6 Buzzards, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers & heading South, a flock of 8 House Martins. 2 Migrant Hawker dragonflies.

Melchett Mere

20 Wigeon, 60 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Herons, 12 Pochard, plus 1 adult Great Crested Grebe that was still feeding a half grown youngster.

Tatton Mere

26 adult+3 juvenile Great Crested Grebes, 16 Little Grebes, 35 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler & 7 Pochard.

Most of the waterfowl were gathered at the Knutsford Moor end of the mere as sailing was taking place.

Also at the Knutsford end, 6 full grown Mute cygnets, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls and an absolute mass of Coot.

Dog Wood

A large mixed tit flock also held 4 Nuthatches & 3 Treecreepers.

Both Fallow & Red stags are now appear ready for the rut. Especially the Fallow stags which have isolated themselves from the rest of the herd.
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Half a dozen Swallows mixed in with 50 or so Sand Martin flying in small groups over Tatton Mere.

3 GS Woodpeckers including a pair feeding on a fallen log, which was on the ground, in vegitation, so it looked as if they were ground feeding. This was in a copse on the Dog Wood side of the mere.

Also heard a couple of Green Woodpeckers.

Lots of GC Grebes on the mere. Three female and one male Goldeneye still around.

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12.30-3.00pm - Heavy frequent showers. Casual sightings only:

Rostherne Entrance:

2 Egyptian Geese grazing next to the road
3 Brambling - only seen from car but probably more
4 Buzzard
Nuthatch - heard near playground

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A few hours wandering in clement conditions -

Jackdaw; Mistle Thrush; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Buzzard; Blackbird; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Coot; Mallard; Goldeneye; Cormorant; Mute Swan; Jay; Brambling (*3); Coal Tit; Nuthatch; Great Spotted Woodpecker (*4); Wren; Robin; Raven; Green Woodpecker; Starling; Goldcrest; Long Tailed Tit; Song Thrush; Canada Goose; Goldfinch; Treecreeper; Redwing; Pochard; Moorhen + Dunnock on call.

I expected more!

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Large flock of Bramblings and Chaffinch along the edge of the golf course at the Knutsford entrance. At least 60 + birds in total. Nice to see my first Brambling of the winter , some of the males were sporting very dark heads.

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Walked round the park with Em this morning and had loads of birds feeding actively. Highlights were: 35 Bramblings (feeding with Chaffinches near the Rostherne entrance), 60 Siskins in the pines near the toilet block, 2,000 Starlings feeding all over the place,140 Redwings, displaying Goldeneyes on the meres plus odd, Wigeon, Shoveler and Shelduck.

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11.00-15.00

Knutsford Moor/Dog Wood

6 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 30 Tufted Ducks, 2f Goldeneyes, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Grey Heron.

Tatton Mere

5m+14f Goldeneyes. 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 14 Tufted Ducks, 1 Grey Heron & 2 Great Crested Grebes.

Melchett Mere

13 Pochard, 27 Tufted Ducks, 5 Cormorants, 1 Great Crested Grebe & 1 Kestrel




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10.00-14.30

Large numbers of Redwings in the rowans near the Mercury Pool, and with them at least 3 Fieldfares.

Melchett Mere

6 Goldfinches on thistles, 1 male Stonechat flitting around the tops of sedge clumps, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 19 Pochard, 22 Tufted Ducks, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kestrel and a Heron.

Tatton Mere

27 Great Crested Grebes, including quite a few youngsters, at least 1 still being fed by it's parents. 1 pair of Little Grebes.

Lots of Tufted Duck, Black Headed Gulls, Coot etc.

At the Knutsford Moor end, 5 Shoveler, 3 Cormorants and a Lesser Black Back Gull. Sadly I did'nt have time to view this area in more detail from the Dog Wood side.

Just 1 Buzzard seen, which was close to the Rosetherne entrance. Raven heard. Darter dragonflies still around, as was 1 Small Tortoishell and 1 Red Admiral butterflies.

The big Red stags are looking very impressive, with 2 huge roaring ones that were sizing each other up for a fight, but in the end backed down.

1 huge Fallow stag too, that was having a wallow in a muddy pool.

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The bird was discovered at 10:45am but flew off in a northerly direction almost immediately.

Tony Usher.

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