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RE: Doffcocker Lodge


8.40am to 9.35am. 28 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Dunnocks 3
  • House Sparrows 15+
  • Robins 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Greenfinch 1
  • Cormorants 2
  • Rook 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Kestrel 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


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8.50 to 10.25am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Greenfinch 2
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Cormorants 2
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Kingfishers 2
  • Wigeon 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 5
  • Calling Willow Tits 2
  • Song Thrush 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Rook 1 (Flying over)
  • Snipe 1


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8.55am to 10.25am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Song Thrush 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Shoveler 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Wigeon 2
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Pink-footed Geese 90 (also posted on county Pink-footed goose thread)
  • Brent Geese c50 (heading North-West)
  • Reed Bunting 1


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8.50am to 10.15am. 26 species recorded including:

  • Cormorants 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Wigeon 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Long-tailed Tits 10
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Coal Tits 2


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8.55am to 10.40am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swans 2 (a second bird arrived on Tuesday 9/10/2018)
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 9
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
  • Little Gull 1 (a large flock of Black-headed gulls flew in during this visit and the Little and Mediterranean Gull were with these)
  • Shoveler 1
  • Lapwings 12 (flying over the fields to the west)

 



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8.45am to 10.20am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Pochard 1
  • Squealing Water Rail (heard only)
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Grey Wagtails 2
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 12+
  • Greenfinch 2

No sighting of any Teal, Shoveler or Kingfisher today.



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9.00am to 10.15am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Greenfinch 3
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorants 3
  • Willow Tits 2
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Pink-footed Geese 37


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8.45am to 10.15am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Long-tailed Tits 4
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Cormorants 3
  • Calling Water Rail 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Willow Tits 3
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Nuthatch 1


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8.50am to 10.20am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Mistle Thrush 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorants 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Jays 4
  • Teal 2
  • Greenfinch 12+
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Goldcrest 1

 



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8.30am to 10.10am. 31 species recorded including:

  • Cormorants 3
  • Shoveler 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Greenfinch 12+
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 2
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Calling Bullfinch 1

 



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8.50am to 10.30am. 27 species recorded including:

  • Pink-footed Geese 48 (also posted under county Pink-Footed geese sightings)
  • Cormorants 3
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Calling Grey Wagtail 1
  • Teal 4
  • Kingfisher 1 (Photo attached long-range view of the bird on the island)

 



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8.40am to 10.25am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Grey Heron 1
  • Greenfinches 15+
  • Jays 2
  • House Martins 15+
  • Cormorants 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Shoveler 1
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Calling Willow Tit 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Teal 2
  • Coal Tit 1

 



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8.25am to 10.05am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Teal 4
  • Calling Jay 1
  • Goldcrests 2
  • Mistle Thrushes 4
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 



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8.40am to 9.10am. Did not make a full list, highlights:

  • Kingfisher 1 (On the island)
  • Shoveler 1


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8.45am to 10.25am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 3
  • Teal 1
  • House Martins 25+
  • Jays 3
  • Bullfinches 4
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Shoveler 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

 



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8.45am to 9.45am. 27 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Greenfinches 6
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Pied Wagtail 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Calling Jay 1

 



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8.35am to 9.50am. 28 species recorded including:

  • Willow Tits 2
  • Cormorants 3
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Jays 3
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1

 



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8.40am to 10.10am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorants 3
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Jay 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Greenfinches 3
  • Blackcap 2
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Wren 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3

 



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8.30am to 9.50am. 23 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 3
  • Blackcap 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Kingfisher 1


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8.35am to 9.55am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • House Martins 40+
  • Blackcap 1
  • Willow Warblers 5
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Calling Willow Tits 2
  • Calling Bullfinch 1


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9.05am to 10.30am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • House Martins 50+
  • Kestrel 1
  • Willow Warblers 2
  • Teal 3
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Mute Swan 1


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8.20am to 9.45am. 26 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • House Martin 1 (heard only due to low cloud etc.)


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8.40am to 10.10am. 27 species recorded including:

  • Coal Tit 1
  • House Martins 50+
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 5
  • Calling Bullfinch 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4

 



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8.40am to 10.05am 32 species recorded including:

  • Grey Heron 1
  • House Martins 50+
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Coal Tit 1


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8.45am to 10.10am. 23 species recorded including:

  • Kingfisher 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 6+
  • Great Crested Grebes 5

 



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8.45am to 10.00am. 26 species recorded including:

  • Cormorants 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 5
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Terns3
  • Calling Willow Tit 1
  • Calling Bullfinches 2
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • House Martins 20+

 



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9.00am to 10.30am: 27 species recorded including:

  • Grey Herons 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Blackcap 1
  • Willow Warblers 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 5
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Common Terns3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Calling Willow Tit 1
  • Swallow 1


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10.25am to 11.25am. 26 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • House Martins 15+
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 6
  • Common Terns 3
  • Willow Tits 2
  • Sparrowhawk 1

 



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9.00am to 10.20am. 35 species recorded including:

  • House Martins 25
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 6
  • Common Terns 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Sedge Warbler1
  • Chiffchaffs 3
  • Blackcap 1
  • Calling Nuthatch 1
  • Calling Goldcrest 1
  • Kingfisher 1

Following the cancellation of the task at Rumworth Lodge Bolton Conservation Volunteers will now be working at Doffcocker Lodge this Sunday (12/08/2018) meeting in the carpark around 10.15am. Anyone interested will be most welcome as an observer or to join in. Most of the work will be on the island. 



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8.50am to 10.15am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 6
  • Garden Warblers 2
  • House Martins 40+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Terns 4
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Reed Bunting 1

 



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8.40am to 10.30am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swan 1
  • House Martins 30+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Common Terns 3
  • Willow Tits 4
  • Willow Warblers 2
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Swift 1 


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8.45am. to 9.45am. 31 species recorded including:

  • House Martins 30+
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Blackcaps 3
  • Great Crested Grebes 5 (a pair of adults with 3 chicks, 2 on the female's back)
  • Singing Willow Warbler 1
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Swifts 3


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9.10am to 10.20am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Blackcaps 2
  • House Martins 40+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Common Terns 5
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Warbler 1

 



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9.00am to 10.30am. 36 species recorded including:

  • Common Terns 6
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swan 1
  • House Martins 20+
  • Singing Song Thrush 1
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Calling Willow Tit 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Willow Warblers 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Swifts 2
  • Blackcaps 2


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9.05am to 10.35pm. 33 species recorded including:

  • Common Terns 5 (the last of the chicks finally fledged this morning)
  • Swifts 50+
  • Calling Bullfinches 3
  • House Martins 30+
  • Swallows 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4 (the female was off the nest with a single chick on her back)
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Blackcap 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Nuthatch 1


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8.45am to 9.50am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Common Terns 6
  • House Martins 20+
  • Swifts 25+
  • Great Crested Grebes 5 (At last we have chicks, better late than never)
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Blackcaps 3
  • Calling Bullfinch 1
  • Willow Warbler 1


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9.00am to 10.00am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Common Terns 8
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Swifts 30+
  • House Martins 25+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Singing Song Thrush 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Tit 1

 



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8.40am to 9.40am. 32 species seen & heard including:

  • House Martins 30+
  • Swifts 50+
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Common Terns 3
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Buzzards 2 (A very long distance away)

Thanks to Phil Rhodes for confirming the I.D. of the warbler I posted about on Wednesday.   



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8.40am to 10.10am. 34 species seen & heard including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Common Terns 8
  • House Martins 30+
  • Swifts 30+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Song Thrushes 2
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Coal Tits 2
  • Swallows 2
  • Calling Willow tit 1


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8.40am to 9.50am. 33 species seen & heard (plus a small warbler I was unsure of it's I.D. see attached photos) including:

  • Blackcap 1
  • Swifts 50+
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Reed Buntings 3 
  • Singing Reed Warbler 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Common Terns 6
  • Teals 3
  • Calling Willow Tit 1
  • House Martins 15+
  • Sand Martin 1
  • Mute Swan 1

Any suggestions on the bird I photographed would be appreciated.

Cheers Paul. 



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8.50am to 10.00am. 31 species seen & heard including:

  • House Martins 30+
  • Willow Warblers 3
  • Swifts 50+
  • Common Terns 6 (Only 1 chick seen on the repaired raft )
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Common Sandpiper 1 ( the water level in the lodge lowered by about 1 metre to allow repairs to be carried out on a leak on the dam. Which has exposed more mud which probably attracted this bird )
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Teals 3
  • Singing Song Thrush 1 


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8.50am to 10.05am. 33 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 5 (Only one family still on the raft with the new fence the 2 chicks still a week or so from fledging. All the others have now fledged )
  • Swifts 40+
  • House Martins 30+
  • Tufted Ducks 50+ ( one female had 16 duckling in tow possibly a couple of broods)
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2 (one still on the former Coot's nest)
  • Calling Bullfinch 1
  • Calling Willow Tit
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Sand Martin 1


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8.50am to 10.10am. 30 species seen & heard including:

  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Common Terns 7+ (Most of the chicks have now fledged except 1 on the old raft which looks ready to go and 1 on the repaired raft which looks less advanced )
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Swifts 25+
  • House Martins 12+
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Little Grebe 1 (a juvenile) (not a common species for this site seen in the channel between the island and the north shore)
  • Song Thrush 1


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8.45am to 10.40am. 32 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 9+ (over half of the chicks have now fledged, although both rafts on the east of the causeway are still occupied )
  • Reed Warblers 8 (including several fledged young )
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Swifts 100+
  • House Martins 40+
  • Sedge Warblers 7
  • Long-tailed Tit 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2 (still on the disused Coot nest)
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Willow Warblers 3
  • Willow Tits 2+ (heard only)
  • Garden Warbler 1
  • Song Thrush 1

 

 



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8.55am to 10.15am. 29 species seen and heard in total including:

  • House Martins 70+
  • Common Terns 18+
  • Great Crested Grebes 2 (one is on a nest, better late than never)
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Reed Warbler 1 (heard only)
  • Swifts 100+
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Bullfinch 1 (heard only)


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8.40am to 10.40am, 31 species seen & heard including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4 (they seem to be showing signs of nesting)
  • Common Terns 18+ (the chicks all on the rafts today)
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Reed Buntings 6+
  • Swifts 50+
  • House Martins 15+
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Singing Song Thrush 1
  • Goldfinches 5
  • Chaffinches 3
  • Greenfinch 1 (heard only)
  • Mute Swan 1 (colour ring blue 4CJF )
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Swallow 1


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8.45am to 10.30am 32 species seen & heard including:

  • Swifts 50+
  • Common Terns 16+ ( another chick had got off it's raft. I reported it to Rick Parker and I'm glad to say with the help of his friend Tom and his inflatable boat they managed to return it to it's raft in good health around mid-day)
  • House Martins 30+
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Singing Blackcap 1
  • Willow Warblers 2
  • Reed Warblers 2 (heard only)
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Great Crested Grebes 2 (one seemed to be sat on an old Coot's nest maybe it's not to late for them to breed after all)
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard calling only)
  • Grey Heron 1 


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Just a quick visit this morning to check on the Tern chick that had fallen off one of the rafts. Sad to report I spotted it's remains near the shore in the small bay next to Ripon Avenue & Markland Hill Lane.



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8.45am to 10.10am. 30 species seen & heard including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Common Terns 15+ ( Sadly one of the chicks had got off the raft and was in the water next to the raft it was still alive, but it's chances looked poor, see attach photo. I've emailed Rick Parker of Bolton Conservation volunteers and Stephen Cartwright of Lancs Wildlife Trust to see if they can help)
  • Swifts 40+
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • House Martins 15+
  • Singing Blackcap 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Willow Warblers 3 


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8.45am to 10.10am. 35 species seen & heard including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Common Terns 15+
  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • House Martins 15+
  • Willow Tits 3
  • Singing Blackcap 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Calling Nuthatch 1
  • Swifts 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Long-tailed Tits 3


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