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This morning- 8 Teal,  1 Gadwall, 13 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander,  1 Oystercatcher,  6 Lapwings,  2 Little Ringed Plovers. 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets,  3 Sand Martins,  2 House Martins,  1 Swallow, 1 Blackcap  , 3 Willow Warblers and a Wheatear. 



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This morning- 1 Arctic Tern on no 1 until c7am. Otherwise 8 Teal, 13 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatchers,  2 Wheatear and a Willow Warbler. 



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This morning- 1 Shelduck,  18 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 12 Goldeneye,  4 Common Scoters,  5 Goosander,  2 Lapwings,  1 Oystercatcher,  3 Little Ringed Plovers,  1 Redshank,  c20 Sand Martins and 1 Swallow. 



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This morning, 32 Teal, 2 Shoveler,  2 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon,  c15 Goldeneye , redhead Smew. 4 Goosander,  5 Lapwings. 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers,  12 Sand Martins,  2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Skylark,  1 Wheatear and 2+ Reed Buntings. 



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This morning 26 Teal, 2 Shoveler,  2 Gadwall,  c20 Goldeneye,  redhead Smew,  1 Goosander,  2 Oystercatchers,  4 Lapwings,  2 Ringed Plovers,  1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Wheatears,  4 Redpolls and 1 Linnet.



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This afternoon....short visit cut short by horizontal sleet. However 1 x Grey Plover, 1 x Ringed Plover, 4 x Wheatear, 30 x Sand Martin



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This afternoon, 11 Wigeon,  2 Pochard,  2 male Common Scoters, redhead Smew, 6 Wheatears, 5 Ringed Plovers,  1 Little Ringed Plover and an adult Mediterranean Gull. 



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This morning's highlights included a Kittiwake,  7 Knot,  5 Redshank,  2 Black-tailed Godwits and a Sanderling. The Black-tailed Godwits remained into late morning and the 5 Redshank and Sanderling were still present this afternoon.  No sign of the Black-necked Grebe today, but the Smew remains, also 1 Sand Martin this afternoon. 

 



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19/3/2024 from 6.30 with another regular

Smew still present on No1, quite mobile lately and using all corners of the reser. has been seen on No3 recently as well.
1 breeding plumage Black-necked Grebe on No1
1 Ringed Plover
2 Redshank
2 Oystercatcher
3 Curlew
2 Lapwing
3 Wigeon
7 Shoveler
c.25 Teal
4 Gadwall
20+ Goldeneye
A few Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits

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8:45-10:50

New arrivals: 1 Grey Plover on No1. (found by another regular before I arrived). 1 Sand martin almost sneaked through unseen early on. 2 Dunlin low over No.3 lost to view as they flew west.

All else as per yesterday, apart from smew not seen, 4 gadwall, 10+ shoveler 6+ reed buntings.



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This morning- 29 Teal, 5 Shoveler,  1 Gadwall,  2 Wigeon,  5 Pochard,  c15 Goldeneye,  1 redhead Smew,  1 Goosander , 3 Oystercatchers,  5 Lapwings,  2 littoralis Rock Pipits,  4 singing Chiffchaffs and 4 Reed Buntings.



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This morning, 32 Teal,  17 Shoveler,  2 Wigeon. 5 Pochard,  redhead Smew,  24+ Goldeneye,  1 Goosander,  5 Lapwings,  2 Oystercatchers,  1 Stonechat, 2 Redpolls and 2 Reed Buntings. 



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Single Avocet on no. 1 early this morning and still present at just before midday.



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This afternoon, 1 Egyptian Goose,  38 Teal,  14 Shoveler,  4 Gadwall,  5 Pochard, 18 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 1 redhead Smew, 87 Lapwings, 2 Oystercatchers and 3 Dunlin. 



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Late afternoon visit..gull roost forming with in excess of 5000 birds. Also 16 x Goldeneye, 2 x Pochard, 18 x Teal, 6 x Goosander, 11 x Shoveler, 3 x Gadwall, 3 x Oystercatcher, 180 x Lapwing, 1 x Dunlin with the Lapwing. 1 x redhead Smew



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Early afternoon today, 24 Teal,  19 Shoveler,  10 Gadwall,  4 Pochard,  19 Goldeneye,  1 redhead Smew,  2 Goosander,  108 Lapwings,  3 Oystercatchers and a Redpoll. 



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A few things from this morning which haven't featured recently on this thread:- 3 oystercatchers on Nos. 1/3, 3 curlew on No. 1, I greylag goose on No.2, a sparrowhawk and 1 skylark over No.1, 1 f. pheasant on bank of No.2, 1 Grey Wagtail, and 25 siskins in alders between No.1 and rail line.



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This morning, 36 Teal, 1 male Pintail,  20 Gadwall,  4 Wigeon,  20 Shoveler,  14 Pochard,  11 Goldeneye,  8 Goosander, 1 redhead Smew and 58 Lapwings



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Early afternoon today, 31 Teal, 39 Gadwall,  22 Shoveler,  1 male Pintail,  5 Wigeon,  16 Pochard,  14 Goldeneye,  1 female Smew, 2 Goosander and 33 Lapwings



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This afternoon, 18 Teal, 18 Shoveler,  1 Pintail,  33 Gadwall,  10 Wigeon. 14 Pochard,  12 Goldeneye,  1 redhead Smew,  17 Goosander,  121 Lapwings,  several Snipe,  1 adult Caspian Gull (regular bird), 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull,  79 Great Black-backed Gulls and 5 Ring-necked Parakeets.



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Highlights from 09:30-11 this morning.

Redhead Smew was showing well on number 3 reservoir. Also drake Pintail, Redshank, 16 Teal, 20 Goldeneye, 12 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, Sparrowhawk, 10 Mute Swan, 10+ Great Black Backed Gull, 12 Pochard. 



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This morning- just 4 Teal. 23 Shoveler,  33 Gadwall,  10 Wigeon,  14 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye,  redhead Smew, 69 Lapwings and 2 Chiffchaffs. 



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This morning- 33 Teal, 17 Shoveler,  19 Gadwall,  10 Wigeon,  14 Pochard,  10 Goldeneye,  redhead Smew (on no 1), 9 Goosander,  18+ Snipe,  1 Dunlin,  1 female Pheasant and 1 Chiffchaff 



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7/1/24 this afternoon until dusk

1st W Caspian Gull Yellow X3EU also the regular adult were on no1 at 3pm.
Otherwise similar counts to recent sightings except Wigeon up to 15 and a roost gathering of 44 Goosander.
The Smew was on no1 at last light.

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This morning, a reduction in duck numbers with 39 Teal,  21 Shoveler,  25 Gadwall,  5 Wigeon,  13 Pochard,  11 Goldeneye,  the redhead Smew,  7 Goosander,  1 female Pheasant,  1 Lapwing,  46 Snipe,  1 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest.



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1/1/24 some sightings from mid morning
Smew on no3
1 Pink-footed Goose over
11 Mute Swan
Drake Pintail
1 Redshank
66 Snipe
c10 Goldeneye
10 Pochard
c45 Gadwall
c15 Shoveler
c20 Wigeon
45 + Teal
3 Chiffchaff
Female Pheasant
Sparrowhawk

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This afternoon, 1 male Pintail, 11 Pochard, the redhead Smew, 10 Goosander,  1 Redshank,  41 Snipe and an adult Caspian Gull  (the recent bird). 



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Early afternoon - 46 Teal, 43 Gadwall,  18 Shoveler,  45 Wigeon,  1 Pintail,  9 Pochard, male Red-crested Pochard, several Goldeneye,  redhead Smew,  1 Redshank,  23 Snipe and 4 Ruff seen earlier departed mid morning. 



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This afternoon- 26 Teal, c35 Gadwall,  c20 Shoveler,  38 Wigeon,  1 Pintail, 1 drake Red-crested Pochard,  2 Pochard, several Goldeneye,  1 redhead Smew,  33 Goosander,  c100 Lapwings,  9 Snipe,  1 Redshank, and 17 Ring-necked Parakeets over west. The Gull roost included 1 adult Caspian Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull,  108 Great Black-backed Gulls and a leucistic Black-headed Gull. 



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Smew and Red-crested Pochard still present this morning.

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Redhead Smew on no 3 this afternoon.

Also, the male Red-crested Pochard is back on no 1 and the female Common Scoter still on no 2.  



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Flying visit today from 2:30-3pm

Red Crested Pochard adult drake was on the West bank of number 3 reservoir associating with Teal. 6 Pochard were also on number 3 with 6 Goosander. Not enough time to look around, but a cracking winter scene on number 1.



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Yesterday afternoon (1st) similar numbers of Teal, Gadwall,  Shoveler and Wigeon to yesterday. Other birds included 1 Pintail, 3 Pochard,  the male Red-crested Pochard,  female Common Scoter,  6 Goldeneye,  16 Goosander,  7 Lapwings,  1 Snipe,  1 Woodcock,  1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Chiffchaff. 



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This morning 16 Teal, 1 Pintail,  19 Shoveler, c35 Gadwall,  40 Wigeon,  5 Pochard,  drake Red-crested Pochard (now on no 3), 1 Common Scoter,  8 Goldeneye,  8 Goosanders, 8 Lapwings,  1 Snipe,  1 Redshank,  1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Redpolls.



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This morning a brief Great White Egret was on no 1 around 10am and a female Pheasant (bit of a site mega) was showing on and off along the east bank of no 1. Other birds included c30 Teal, 21 Shoveler,  36 Wigeon,  1 Pintail,  43 Gadwall,  the male Red-crested Pochard,  5 Pochard,  1 female Common Scoter,  5 Goldeneye,  3 Goosander,  1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Chiffchaffs. 



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Afternoon

Red-crested Pochard drake still on No1 res
Pochard 2
Wigeon 53
Goosander 23
Lapwing 297
Snipe 37
Redshank 1
Dunlin 2

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This afternoon, 21 Whooper Swans,  1 Greylag Goose, 17 Teal,  35 Gadwall,  c25 Shoveler,  1 Pintail,  c40 Wigeon, 1 drake Red-crested Pochard,  2 Pochard,  6 Goldeneye,  4 Goosander,  276 Lapwings,  1 Dunlin,  1 Snipe,  1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Caspian Gull  and 1 Chiffchaff. 



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Drake Red-crested Pochard on no 1, also 21 Whooper Swans



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From 08:30-10:15

Common Scoter, Pintail drake, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 14 Great Black Backed Gull, 6 Goosander, 20 Goldeneye, 200+Lapwing, Kestrel, 2 Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting

Plus Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, Great Crested Grebe uncounted

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This morning 2 Whooper Swans,  24 Teal, 28 Gadwall,  1 Pintail, 24 Shoveler,  43 Wigeon,  1 Pochard,  1 female Common Scoter,  2 Goldeneye,  4 Goosander,  1 Little Grebe. 1 Lapwing,  1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff,  2 Redpolls and 1 Linnet.



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Unfortunately, there was no further sign of the Shorelark since it flew across no. 3 it seems (a few images of the bird are on the website).



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Shorelark present this morning on the causeway, then flew across no. 3 reservoir and may now be on the grass bank.



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This morning c60 Mallard (early am), 24 Teal, 30 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler,  35 Wigeon,  1 Pintail , 2 Goldeneye, 3 Pochard,  5 Goosander, 3 Lapwings, 1 Snipe,  the lingering Common Sandpiper,  1 Chiffchaff and 2 Redpolls. 



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Ringing info for a 1st winter Caspian Gull (yellow X6VV) seen last Sunday hopefully attached.

This morning from 7 to 9:30

5 Whooper Swan flew east, 4 dropped in on No3 (2 ad and 2 juvs), then probably a different family on no1, (2 ad and 1 juv) as I was leaving.
9 skeins of Pink-footed Geese heading east except for 1 of 15 heading west.
Fieldfare, Starling and Woodpigeon moving through.

The Common Sandpiper remains on No2
4 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
c40 Wigeon
c20 Gadwall
c25 Shoveler
c10 Teal
1 Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan incl. 2 juvs
2 Chiffchaff
6 Meadow Pipit
2 reed Bunting


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This afternoon the female/immature Red-breasted Merganser remains on no 3, also c50 Teal, 32 Gadwall, 25 Shoveler, 39 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 123 Lapwings and 6 Great Black-backed Gulls.



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29/10/23 some sightings from 7am to 9am

Red-breasted Merganser still at north end of No3
1 juv. Whooper Swan
1 Pintail
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Snipe
c60 Lapwing
1 Little Grebe
2 Goldeneye
22 Mute Swan including 1 juv.
6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 adult 4 juvs.
Minimum counts of 40 Wigeon, 29 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, 60 Teal.
1 Skylark over


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This afternoon, a female/immature Red-breasted Merganser on no 3, also 74 Teal, 23 Gadwall, 24 Shoveler,  47 Wigeon, 1 Pintail,  2 Goldeneye, 8 Goosander, 3 Little Grebes and 144 Lapwings.



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yesterday evening (21st) 2 Little Gulls on no 2, 76 Teal, 34 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 41 Wigeon,  5 Goldeneye,  4 Goosander,  3 Little Grebes,  10 Moorhens and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls. 



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21/10/23 with 2 other regulars to 9:45

1 adult Little Gill on no2
2 Dunlin
6 Goldeneye
44 Wigeon
26 Gadwall
c35 Shoveler
60+ Teal
Skylark, Linnet, Siskin and Meadow Pipit over.

After we left another site regular had a 1st winter Little Gull drop in, so 2 present mid morning.

110 Pink-footed Geese over east.

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Late am/early pm today- c60 Teal, 29 Shoveler,  29 Gadwall,  21 Wigeon,  2 Goldeneye,  2 Goosander,  2 Little Grebes,  11 Lapwings,  1 Snipe,  1 Common Sandpiper and a Skylark. 



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