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


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This morning:

 

6 White Wagtail

Common Sandpiper

Wheatear

 

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Common and Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Shoveler, Wheatear, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler present today.

 

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Nine White Wagtails present on one pool at 7:30pm this evening and roosting in a nearby reedbed at 8pm.

Little Egret flew in at 7:10pm, also present were 3 Wheatear and 30 Fieldfare.

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Highlights from today up to 11am:

Common Sandpiper

3 White Wagtail

5 Wheatear

50 Meadow Pipit

30+Swallow north

House Martin

8 Sand Martin

Green Sandpiper

Pair of Mandarin 

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-2 Mediterranean Gulls over
-Pair Tufted Duck on bottom pool
-c10 Lapwing, inc. pair mating and several displaying
-2 Linnet
-1 Kestrel
-2+ Singing Skylark
-1 Male Pheasant
-1 Green Sandpiper on bottom pool


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Up to 1:50pm today:

2 White Wagtail dropped in with 5 Wheatear and 20 Meadow Pipits. Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover also present.

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Wheatear, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and 56 Fieldfare present this evening.

 

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2W Iceland Gull present mid-morning.

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Usual 2W Iceland Gull and 2 Wheatear present mid-morning today.

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3 Wheatear present at 3pm today.

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3 Wheatear at 11:30 tpday

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Friday morning

Wheatear
2 Skylark
2 Lapwing
Long-tailed Tit


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2 Wheatear, 3 Little Ringed Plover and a Green Sandpiper present at 12:20pm today.

 

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2 Wheatear and 2 Little Ringed Plover present mid morning.

 

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RE: Cutacre Country Park (north of the railway)


This morning with Phil Rhodes up to 11.30-

2nd winter Iceland Gull
2 Curlew over
2 Ringed Plover over
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Shelduck
3 Teal
3 singing Chiffchaff
8 Buzzard over
100+ Meadow Pipits over north


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RE: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


Chiffchaff and Green Sandpiper present at 2pm today

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Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper present at 6pm today.

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Not to be defeated I ventured out a second time for the Iceland Gull. I toured the pools again with no luck. In the far distance I could see a decent number of gulls on the ground, close to where bulldozers were working. A recently made track took me fairly close to them and sure enough the Iceland Gull was there. Roughly 11.00am when they all took off. c25 Linnets were nice to see on the way back to the car park. At least 2 Little Grebes were calling from the long, thin reedy pool, but they remained well-hidden.



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Thought I'd visit Cutacre to have a try for the Iceland Gull after doing a tip-run. First time here so just wandered about the tracks. No idea whether any of the pools I passed were the infamous Top & Bottom pools. No sign of the Iceland Gull for me. Birds of note were Peregrine (putting up all the gulls at the railway flood). Chiffchaff (in big double hedge near the railway bridge). Wheatear (male). Gadwall (2 on one pool, 3 on a pool with an island in the middle near railway).



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Today:

 

2nd winter Iceland Gull at 3:05pm

2 Curlew at 3:15pm then flew north

2 male Wheatear at 5pm

 

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RE: Cutacre Country Park


Late news for yesterday:

Male Wheatear

15 Golden Plover flew in at 5:55pm

Green Sandpiper 

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Male Wheatear and the 2nd winter Iceland Gull still present at 2pm today.

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This morning up to 11.25am;

Usual Iceland Gull present all morning.
110 Lesser Black-backed Gull
45 Herring Gull
2 Dunlin
1 Ringed Plover
1 Golden Plover
11 Snipe
27 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
5 Gadwall
35 Skylark



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Black-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover present today at 2:55pm.

 

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Male Wheatear present at 10:05 this morning.

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At 12 today...
-6 Redwing
-2 Moorhen
-3 Mallard
-2 Canada Goose
-4 Buzzard
-3 Cormorant
-7 Lapwing
-2 Oystercatcher
-30+ Reed Bunting
-2 Skylark

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Little Egret and Golden Plover present this afternoon, also a single Curlew over.

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This a.m. with Malcolm, Iceland Gull in flight above big pool, also 3 Willow Tit near start of Engine Lane.
Cheers Ian

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Five Golden Plover flew over at 11:30 today.

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Originally posted today by Thomas Westhead:

Visited Cutacre today, Engine Ln to large pool.

Iceland Gull 2W, showed well for half hour when most of Gull flock took flight at 1030 and lost from sight.

1 Shelduck roosting on pool.

1 Ringed Plover flew overhead took flight from pool.

2 Golden Plover calling high overhead.

63 Lapwing in flight high overhead.

Ad male Kestrel plus an imm bird.

1 Little Egret on pool.

1 Peregrine Falcon gave great views stooping into Gull flock and causing them to take flight, it was seen several more times.

5 Song Thrush together feeding along hedges along engine Ln also several other singles.



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Midday today:

 

2 Ringed Plover

2w Iceland Gull 

 

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Hi All

Haven't visited this area since the Shorelark a few years ago and it seems that there's been lots of development taken place since then. What's the best access point now?

Cheers

Nev



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Usual second winter Iceland Gull and a Green Sandpiper present at 1pm today.

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Little Egret present this afternoon, along with the second winter Iceland Gull, a pair Shelduck and 60 Fieldfare.

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull, Stonechat and 2 Oystercatcher present today.

 

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull present at 2pm today.

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull present at 1:55pm today.

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second-winter Iceland Gull present early p.m. today before flying towards Chanters Ind Estate around 12:30
Golden Plover heard calling in flight

 

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Golden Plover, Oystercatcher and Shelduck present today.

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Second winter Iceland Gull present at 1:20 (the usual bird also seen at Pennington Flash), also the usual Shelduck.

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I think the bottom pool is the larger one with a large island in the middle of it, adjacent to Engine Lane, as for the top one, I'm not too sure either!

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First visit this morning and had trouble finding places mentioned in earlier posts so some help please.

We parked at car park and walked down as far as Engine lane near the railway bridge. We only had access to one body of water near the warehouse. Site further east was cordoned off by police (see news item about body found).

 

Where do you mean by top pool and bottom pool?

Thanks.

 

Birds seen this morning

 

Kestrel - 2 pairs

flock of Reed Bunting in hedgerows near Engine Lane end



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This afternoon, with Phil Rhodes, the 2nd winter Caspian Gull performed very well.

Also Green Sandpiper still present.

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Two Golden Plover still present today, also the Shelduck remains too.

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Two Golden Plover still present yesterday.

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PLEASE NOTE: visitors to this site should keep to designated paths at all times as very soft ground around the area away from the paths can pose a very serious hazard.

 



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Around midday today:

Two Golden Plover flew in

Drake Shelduck still present

Single Green Sandpiper

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This early afternoon:

 

2nd winter Caspian Gull, 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull and second winter Iceland Gull present on pools and all the same individuals as seen at Pennington Flash of late.

1 Stonechat

40 Reed Bunting

 

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Today up 12.30pm,

2nd winter Iceland Gull
28 Great Black-backed Gulls
29 Snipe
2 Stonechat
31 Meadow Pipits
17 Moorhen
5 Skylark
2 Reed Buntings

The decline in this site continues apace.



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Shelduck, Woodcock and 26 Fieldfare today

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just after midday today:

3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull 

2nd winter Iceland Gull

62 Great Black-backend Gull

Shelduck

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