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RE: Doffcocker Lodge


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.

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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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9.15am to 10.50am. 30 Species seen etc. including:

  • Common Terns 18+ (Sadly the nest on the raft on the west side of the causeway appears to have failed)
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Buntings 8+
  • Reed Warblers 5
  • Chiffchaffs 3
  • Blackcaps 5 (a family group)
  • Bullfinch 1 
  • Willow Tits 6+
  • Singing Song Thrush 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Swifts 25+
  • Mute Swan 1 ( I was told arrived on Saturday)
  • Grey Heron 1 ( caused a commotion when it flew in over the tern rafts)


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8.50am to 10.20am. 29 species seen & heard, Highlights:

  • Swifts 100+
  • House Martins 30+
  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Common Terns 18+ (All rafts still occupied with adults & chicks)
  • Song Thrushes 2
  • Willow Tits 5
  • Chiffchaff 1


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8.45am to 10.15am. 31 species seen and heard in total including:

  • Common Terns 20+ (all 3 rafts now have chicks, the first time I've known a pair to hatch a chick on the raft west of the causeway. the other 2 rafts on the eastern side have 3 on the repaired raft & 5 on the old raft. 9 chicks in total).
  • House Martins 40+
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Willow Tits 6+ (a couple of families of fledged chicks seen & heard)
  • Blackcap 1
  • Singing Chiffchaffs 2
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Swifts 25+


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visited today 8.50am to 10.30am, Common Terns as before, lots of Willow Tits mostly young seen and heard and 4 Great Crested Grebe the first visit since early March where there has been more than one I hope there is still time for them to breed. 2 Garden Warblers heard singing.  



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8.40am to 10.15am. 35 species seen & heard including:

  • Grey Heron 1 (flying over)
  • House Martins 30+
  • Common Terns 15+ (a lesser Black-backed Gull flew low over the rafts on the east side of the causeway the Terns responded by launching a furious attack & the Gull was quickly driven off)
  • Reed Buntings 8+
  • Lesser Black-backed Gulls 2
  • Cuckoo 1 (heard only and very distant, sound coming from a westerly direction probably the fields towards High Rid Reservoir)
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Willow Tit 1 (a fledged chick)
  • Blackcap 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Bullfinch 1


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8.40am to 10.55pm. 35 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 18+ (including 7 chicks on the 2 rafts east of the causeway, single adult still on the western raft no sign of chicks there so far I suspect it's eggs may have been taken by Black-headed Gulls & it may have re-laid as it is very wary of any approaching gull taking to the air and attacking etc)
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Warblers 5
  • Reed Buntings 6
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Swifts 30+
  • Blackcap 1
  • Garden Warbler 1
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
  • Song Thrush 1


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8.40am. to 10.30am. 31 Species seen including:

  • Swifts 25+
  • Common Terns 18+ (both rafts east of the causeway are with chicks, the raft on the western side still has an adult on the base, but it was moving about, whether the eggs have hatched or whether they have been predated by the Black-headed Gulls that were flying around the raft on Friday I'm not sure I couldn't make out any young through the weeds growing on the raft.)
  • House Martins 30+
  • Reed Warblers 6
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Garden Warblers 2
  • Willow Tit 1


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8.40am to 10.45am. 32 species seen & heard in total. Highlights:

  • Red Kite (seen shortly after I arrived flying high above the back gardens and field behind the houses that back on to the lodge from Old Kiln Lane. My first sighting in my local area).
  • Swifts 50+
  • House Martins 50+
  • Reed Warblers 8+
  • Reed Bunting 6+
  • Singing Blackcap 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Calling Willow Tit 1

 



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8.40am to 10.25am. 34 species seen & heard including:

  • House Martins 25+
  • Swifts 60+
  • Common Terns 16+ (including 5 chicks)
  • Reed Warblers 6+
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Tits 2 (including 1 chick peeking out of it's nest hole)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Singing Blackcap

 



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9.15am to 11.00am. 32 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 12+ (including 2 chicks on the raft with the old surround fence on the eastern side of the causeway)
  • Buzzard 1 
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Singing Sedge Warbler 1
  • Swifts50+
  • House Martins 25+
  • Song Thrushes 2 (including a recently fledged chick)
  • Willow Warblers 4 
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Blackcap 1

 



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8.40am. to 9.50am. 32 species seen & heard including:

  • Swifts 100+
  • Common Terns 9 (7 birds are on nests on the rafts)
  • Swallow 1
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Garden Warbler 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Singing Blackcap
  • Willow Tit 1 (carrying food to nest site)

 



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A quick visit this morning 8.45 to 9.20am. 29 Species seen & heard including:

  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • House Martins 2
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Singing Song Thrush 1
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1

 



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This morning 8.40 to 10.20am. 31 species seen & heard including:

  • Swifts 80+
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Common Terns 8
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Buntings 6
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Willow Tit 1

No Blackcaps or Whitethroats on this visit.



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Visited this morning 8.45 to 10.30. 32 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 10 (7 sitting on nests)
  • Swallows 5
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • Reed Buntings 6 (both a male & female carrying food)
  • Swifts 25+
  • Blackcaps 3
  • Long-tailed Tits 3
  • Willow Tits 2 (carrying food)
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Mistle Thrush 1
  • House Martin 1 


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This mornings visit between 7.30 - 9.00am

6 singing Reed Warblers
2 Sedge Warblers
2 Blackcaps
Willow Tit and Reed Bunting with food
2 x Mallard broods (5 + 3)
Young House Sparrows begging for food
7 Common Terns sitting on the rafts
two small parties of Swifts
7 House Martins prospecting for nests
2 Swallows


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Visited today between 8.45am to 10.25am. Just as I arrived there was a commotion at the Tern rafts and all the birds took to the air, then I notice a Sparrowhawk flying away carrying a prey item. Whether it had raided a raft or had just flown over carrying it's victim I'm not sure. 34 species seen & heard on this visit including:

  • Common Terns 9
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Blackcaps 3
  • Mistle Thrush 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 2 

  



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8.50am to 10.55am. 35 species seen & heard including:

  • Whitethroat 1
  • Common Terns 10
  • Swifts 50+
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Singing Song Thrush
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Mistle Thrush 1


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8.45am to 10.30am. 31 species seen and heard including:

  • House Martins 25+
  • Swifts 25+
  • Swallows 25+
  • Common Terns 9+
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Reed Buntings 4
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Sedge Warblers 2
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • singing Chiffchaff 1


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Today 8.40 to 10.15 33 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 9
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Sedge Warblers 2
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Singing Willow Warblers 2
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1

No Great Crested Grebes or Cormorants.



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Quick visit this afternoon, only had time to walk aling the causeway: 1 Whitethroat 2 Reed Warbler 1 Sedge Warbler 9 Common Tern 1 Reed Bunting 2 Tufted Duck 12+ Black Headed Gull

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This morning 8.40 to 10.40. 30 species seen & heard including:

  • Common Terns 13
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Swifts 20+
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Common Whitethroat 1
  • Singing Blackcap 1
  • Singing Chiffchaff 1
  • Singing Willow Warblers 2

No Great Crested Grebe or Cormorants.

 



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Today 8.40am to 10.00am 31 species seen including:

  • Common Terns 14
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Swallows 6+
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Swifts 12+
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Reed Buntings 4

Once again no Great Crested Grebes or Cormorants.



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Visited from 8.20am to 10.20am 28 species observed including:

  • Common Terns 13
  • Reed Warblers 5
  • Reed Buntings 6+
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Swifts 25+
  • Blackcap 1 

& Willow Tit (heard only) 1

No Great Crested Grebe or Cormorants.



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This morning 8.55am to 10.45am 30 Species seen including:

  • Common Terns 9
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Sedge Warblers 2
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 3
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • House Martins 2

No Cormorants again.



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Visit this afternoon with David Aldred 1.55pm to 3.05pm. 26 species seen including:

  • Common Tern 10+
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Willow Warblers 3
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Buzzard 1

No Cormorants or Great Crested Grebe. There seemed to be signs of pollution (possibly sewage) in the lodge on the west side of the causeway which may account for missing species.



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A short time ago: A Green Woodpecker ''yaffling'' at the Lodge. Info on Facebook by Annette Cutts.



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Rumworth List 2018, species to date: 93 Latest: Lesser Redpoll, Spotted Redshank, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin, Kingfisher, Redstart, Little Egret.



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8.55am to 10.00am.

33 species seen today includes:

  • Common Terns 12
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • Reed Buntings 3
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 2
  • Mistle Thrush 3
  • Song Thrush 1

and heard only includes:

  • Chiffchaffs 3
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Greenfinch 4+

Notable absentees include:

  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Cormorant (I noticed none on my last visit few visits here and my last visit to Rumworth Lodge on 29/04/2018 compared with 6+ on 29/04/2017 to Rumworth ) 
  • Mute Swan


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8.45am to 10.15am

31 species of bird seen on this visit including:

  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • Common Terns 8
  • Sedge Warbler 1
  • Chiffchaffs 3 (singing)
  • Blackcaps 3
  • House Martins 15+
  • Bullfinch 3+ (heard only)
  • Willow Tits 2 (heard only)


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9.05am to 10.50am birds observed include: Common Terns 4, Kestrel 1, Reed Buntings 3, Reed Warblers 2, Sedge Warbler 1, Willow Warblers 3, Blackcaps 2, Willow Tit 1, Great Crested Grebe 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and White Wagtail 1.



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8.45am to 10.30am this morning. Swallows 25+, Reed Buntings 4, Reed Warblers 3, Blackcap 1, Willow Tit 1, Great Crested Grebe 1 and Common Terns 6.



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From 8.40am to 10.20am this morning. Swallows 12+, Common Terns 2, House Martins 3, Reed Buntings 10+, Blackcaps 3 (all males), Chiffchaffs 2, Song Thrushes 2, Willow Tit 1 and a single Oystercatcher on the island. No Great Crested Grebe seen on this visit.



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Spent an hour and 30 minutes this morning from 8.35am. Sighting highlights : House Martin 1, Sand Martins 2, Swallows 6+, Reed Warblers 3 (1 seen), Common Terns, Blackcaps 2, Chiffchaff 1, Reed Buntings 6+, Willow tits 2, Song Thrush and Long-tailed Tit 1.



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A hour and a half before the rain produced
3 Common Terns
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Sand Martins high over the lodge
1 Swallow
2 singing Sedge Warblers
1 singing Reed Warbler
4 Chiffchaffs
2 Male Blackcaps
1 Great Crested Grebe
Grey Heron

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Arrived at 8.40am left at 10.05am highlights of the visit : Sedge Warbler 1 (1st of the year), Reed Warbler 1, Common Terns 2 (1 landed on one of the raft surrounds and stay there till I left), Blackcap 3 (all singing males), Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 6+, Bullfinch 2, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe 1, Long-tailed Tits 2, Mistle Thrush 1 and a Willow Tit (carrying what look like nest building material).



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Visited this morning 8.40 to 10.15 hightlights : Reed Warbler 1 (first of the year), Reed Bunting, Great Crested Grebe 1. Blackcaps 3 (2 male 1 Female), Jay 1 and a couple of Chiffchaff. As was the case yesterday no Common Tern or Willow Tit. 



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Site visit this morning 8.45 to 10.20 not much of interest seen : Reed Buntings 3, Willow Warblers 6+, Chiffchaffs 3, Song Thrush 2, Blackcap 1, Rook 1, Bullfinch 1. Great Crested Grebe 1, Buzzard 1 and Long-tailed Tits 2. I drew a blank on anymore Common Tern or Willow Tit sightings today.



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Great that the Terns are back - sounds about a week early for the site


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A short visit this morning 8.35 to 9.10 highlights : Common Tern 1 flying over the tern rafts and feeding on small fry picked from the lodge surface, my first of the year . Chiffchaff (1 seen, 2 others heard)

and a Willow Tit 1.



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Arrived 8.45am left 10.10am. birds observed included :male Sparrowhawk chasing a small bird which managed to escape, Song Thrushes 4, Great Crested Grebe 1, Snipe 1, Reed Buntings 4, Willow Warblers 3, Blackcap 1 (a singing male), Mistle Thrush 1 and Willow Tit 1.  



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