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Post Info TOPIC: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


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RE: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


Still good numbers of Swift feeding over the whole site today, also 3 very small Gadwall ducklings on Swan lake as well as a single Oystercatcher. Couple of hundred mixed Herring and Lesser Black Backed Gulls loitering between the small pool left in the horse fields and the northern end.

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c.150 Swift over the site this afternoon also several mixed flocks of fledged Goldfinch and Greenfinch.

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This afternoon 3 x Garden Warbler, 1 x Grasshopper Warbler, 2 x Stonechat, 1 x Linnet, 2 x Swift



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Either side of midday today:

6 Sedge Warblers

3 Grasshopper Warblers

18 Skylarks

5 Meadow Pipits

2 Stonechats

4 Grey Partridges

1 Ringed Plover

8 Linnets

13 Reed Buntings

5 Greylag Geese over SW

22 Swifts



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2 Grasshopper Warbler singing and several Swift in with c. 30 House Martin feeding over the pools.



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Late news for yesterday evening:

White Wagtail

female Yellow Wagtail

Grasshopper Warbler

2 Wheatears

Sedge Warbler

Reed Warbler

Whitethroat

2Stonechat

Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

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Common Sandpiper present on Swan lake again today also at least 6 Singing Sedge warbler round the south side

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Birds of note this morning 3 x Stonechat, 3 x Grasshopper Warbler,3 x Sedge Warbler, 2 x Linnet, 1 x Lapwing chick on flooded horse field.



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Whinchat

Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

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A wander around the very eastern end of the site was disappointing,with no migrants seen or heard apart from Chiffchaff and Blackcap near the entrance off the A6. There were a reasonable number of Skylarks singing ,but other than a single Raven over and a couple pairs of Lapwing on territory the place was dead.

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Pair of Shoveler on Swan lake today, also a Little Ringed plover on here. 6 species of finch around the site with a single Redpoll heading North the most unusual. Singing Reed Warbler and good numbers of singing Reed Bunting too

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Male Whinchat near the twin pools. Three Wheatear, Snipe, Oystercatcher and the usuals.

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2 male "Greenland" Wheatear around the concrete blocks early this afternoon also 2 Sedge warbler singing and a male Yellow wagtail again around the eastern pools.

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Yellow Wagtail and 6 Wheatears feeding around the Eastern Pools for twenty minutes before flying off SE at 11:02. Also, two pairs of Grey Partridges, 2 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, pairs of Shoveler, Teal and Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Swallows and 3 Sand Martins.

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Lunchtime today, singing Grasshopper Warbler, singles of Wheatear and Common Sandpiper.

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Late news for yesterday morning:

Two Whinchats

4 Wheatears

Sedge Warbler

Common Sandpiper

3 Ringed Plovers

2 Little Ringed Plovers

4 Oystercatchers

Water Rail

A pair of Teal

12 Gadwall 

 

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Single Raven was being harassed by several Lapwing as it loitered around the grassy banks at lunchtime today.

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Female Garganey still present this morning on one of the top pools. Curlew flew north and good numbers of singing Skylark and Reed bunting on site

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Birds of note this afternoon.....11 x Chiffchaff, 7 x Skylark, 1 x Willow Tit, 12 x Gadwall, 1 x Oystercatcher, 1 x Great Black Backed Gull, 3 x Little Grebe 



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Female Garganey still present until 1pm at least, asleep on the island on Swan lake, also 2 Oystercatcher and 3 pairs of Tufted duck.

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Birds of note today.....flock of 60 Redwing, 1 x Fieldfare, 2 x Oystercatcher, 11 x Gadwall, female Garganey still present on Swan Lake, 1 x Snipe , 1 x Green Sandpiper 



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Chiffchaff in the hedgerow along Engine lane this lunchtime, also 4 Stonechat in the vicinity of Swan lake and a Water rail calling.

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Late afternoon....no sign of Garganey however now 5 x Oystercatcher. Also 1 x Willow Tit and 1 x male Goosander flyover



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Female Garganey still on Swan Lake this early afternoon, also 140 Herrings and 30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 8 Gadwall and two Oystercatchers.

Elsewhere, six Siskins, three singing Skylarks and four Stonechat (only the western side of the site covered).



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43 species this wet afternoon. Birds of note..27 x Siskin (2 flocks) ,4 x Oystercatcher, 23 x Gadwall, 1 x Water Rail, 1 x Stonechat



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2 Curlew circled Swan lake calling at lunchtime were then seen feeding in the flooded horse field just South of the railway line just after. 2 Oystercatcher also on Swan lake as well as 16 Gadwall. At least 2 pairs of Stonechat round the southern end.

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Birds of note today 1 x Nuthatch, 1 x GS Woodpecker, 8 x Redwing, 12 x Skylark (10 singing), 5 x Buzzard, 1 x Oystercatcher, 11 x Gadwall, 1 x Green Sandpiper



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Oystercatcher still present at Swan Lake. 2 x Siskin, 2 x Stonechat, 1 Grey Partridge. Singles of Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel



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Birds of note today. 1 x Oystercatcher, 3 x Stonechat, 2 x Grey Partridge



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Birds of note today 1 x Grey Wagtail at outflow from Swan Lake, 9 x Gadwall, 2 x Stonechat, 9 x GBB Gull. Good to meet Andy Isherwood today



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Very wet and very quiet however birds of note. 6 x Siskin, 6 x Great Black Backed Gull, 1 x Kingfisher, 4 x Shelduck flew in from SE and alighted at Swan Lake very briefly before being disturbed by a dog returning SE



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Birds of note today 1 x GBB Gull, 3 x Willow Tit, 3 x Stonechat, 23 x Siskin.

No sign of a Hen Harrier



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Birds of note this afternoon/ early evening.

Female Goldeneye on Swan Lake

1x Grey Partridge in horse field nr farm with 2 x Fieldfare

2 x Woodcock by derelict barn @5.00pm



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A wintery walk at lunchtime today produced 4 Common and 3 Great black backed Gull on the ice at Swan lake in with C. 300 mixed gulls of the 3 commoner species. A few Snipe buzzing about and singles of Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard on top of the large pylons. Female Goldeneye also still present.

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2 Pink footed geese flew west c.12.35 today. A flock of c.350 mixed thrushes and starlings in the horse fields just southwest of the railway bridge, mainly Redwing and Starling with a few Fieldfare mixed in. A pair of Stonechat on the fence leading to the farm near Swan lake and a single Siskin over.

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Birds of note this am Female Goldeneye still present, 4 x Stonechat, 3 x Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 x Kingfisher, 1 x Willow Tit

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Little egret and female Goldeneye present on Swan lake this lunchtime. Large numbers of gulls in the general area but again nothing unusual obvious.

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Pair of Wigeon on Swan lake this am along with 27 Gadwall. Pretty quiet otherwise, c. 400 large gulls moving between the fields to the south and the industrial units to the north but nothing unusual obvious in with them, so far.......

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Birds of note 9x Stonechat 3x Buzzard 1x Mistle Thrush 1x Willow Tit 1x Grey Wagtail 6x Lesser Redpoll

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Better morning over Cutacre. Birds of note 2 x Water Rail on pond behind Amazon 1 x Snipe 1 x Green Sandpiper on Swan Lake 12 x Skylark 77 x Redwing inc 1 in song 9 x Stonechat in 5 separate locations 6 x Siskin Total of 46 species

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Very quiet this afternoon, however birds of note 7 x Grey Partridge 1 x Grey Wagtail 2 x Fieldfare 26 x Redwing 1 x Skylark

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This morning birds of note 1 X Treecreeper 1 X Green Sandpiper (Swan lake) 1 X Kingfisher 1 X Stonechat 31 X Redwing 18 X Fieldfare No sign of Garganey

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The Garganey was still present on Swan Lake this morning also Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, 3 Teal and 9 Gadwall on the pool. 3 Siskin and 1000+ Fieldfare over south.

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Saturday 4th of November 2023 12:04:44 PM

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This mornings.birds included Kingfisher and Green Sandpiper on swan lake, single Brambling over south, Raven west and small numbers of lRedpoll, Siskin, Fieldfare, Redwing and starling also heading south but many heard only as very low cloud over the site today.

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Garganey still on Swan Lake this afternoon. 



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Garganey still present on Swan lake this afternoon also Green Sandpiper still present. Birds over included 2 Siskin and Crossbill heard going south but not seen.

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1pm -2pm

Garganey still present although very elusive at times!  

x1 Green Sandpiper

x2 Little grebe 

x1 Snipe 



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A female Garganey was at Swan Lake this morning, also 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Shoveler. Overhead 2 Crossbill and 2 Redpoll went west

-- Edited by dave broome on Monday 23rd of October 2023 10:29:31 AM

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The Bittern first seen by Kristian Wade last week was still present today. Kristian had it again this morning and it flew in from the east mid afternoon and dropped into Swan lake. Also this afternoon 4 adult Whooper Swana flew in from the east left the site to the southwest but then banked and headed back east. Single Stonechat and 3 Grey Partridge also seen.

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Singles of Green Sandpiper, Little Egret and Kingfisher at Swan Lake this morning

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