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Phil , presumably you hadnt heard that Chris Roberts had traced the ringed Mute Swan when it first appeared a few weeks ago. It was ringed as a cygnet just outside Nantwich

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Wigeon 2 males.
Shoveler 1 male.
Gadwall 6
Tufted Duck 40+
Mallard 25+
Mute Swan 2 with 1 wearing CHF5.
Little Grebe 1
Tawny Owl 1 short hoot.
Moorhen 6
Coot 5
Canada Geese 80+
Willow Tit 1
Coal Tit 4
Lapwing 1 overhead.
Chiffchaff 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male.
etc.


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Marsh Harrier heading N 10.20. Worth looking for in other areas.

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Atrocious weather but good for ducks!

Wigeon 1 male.
Teal 10
Shoveler 1 male, 2 female.
Tufted Duck 37
Gadwall 9
Mallard 20+
Moorhen 8
Coot 8
Little Grebe 1
Skylark 15+ over Carrington Moss.
Willow Tit 2
Coal Tit 3
Chiffchaff 2 singing plus 4
Raven 1 overhead.
etc.

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A few highlights.

Chiffchaff 2 singing plus 4.
Goldcrest 4
Coal Tit 4
Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1 male.
Little Grebe 1 juv.
Teal 1
Gadwall 25+
Tufted Duck 25+
Moorhen 10
Coot 10
etc.

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Mandarin 1 female.
Gadwall 28
Shoveler 3
Mallard 30+
Canada Geese 48
Coot 8
Moorhen 9
Little Grebe 1 adult.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female.
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 6
Blackcap 2
Swallow 2
Starling 20+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult.
etc.

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Swift 10+
Swallow 10+
Swift 10+
Sand Martin 1
Willow Warbler 3
Chiffchaff 3
Goldcrest 1
Treecreeper 1
Blackcap 1 juvenile.
Coal Tit 1
Long-tailed Tit 10+
Gadwall 15+
Tufted Duck 15+
Mallard 40+
Coot 5 adult, 6 juvenile.
Moorhen 2 adult, 3 juvenile.
Shoveler 1
Little Grebe 3 adult, 3 juvenile.
Canada Geese 20
etc.etc.etc.

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Rain yet again, but:

Sand Martin 20+
Swallow 10+
Swift 5
House Martin 1
Shoveler 3 male.
Teal 1 male.
Gadwall 5
Mallard 20+
Coot 6 adult + 3 juvs.
Little Grebe 5
Moorhen 3
Black-headed Gull 90+ plus 20+ juvs.
Yellowhammer 1 female.
Reed Warbler 1 singing.
Willow Warbler 6 singing.
Chiffchaff 2 singing.
Reed Bunting 1 male.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male, 1 female.
etc.

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At least some good comes from all this rain...a few hirundines.

Sand Martin 30+
House Martin 6+
Swallow 5+
Swift 3

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 pristine male.
1 lonely juvenile.
1 tatty male feeding a juvenile.

The rest fairly normal.

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Just a few highlights.

Pochard 2 male.
Shoveler 3 male.
Gadwall 1 male.
Reed Warbler 2 singing.
Blackcap 3 singing.
Willow Warbler 6 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Sand Martin 30+
etc.etc.etc.

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Some highlights.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 male, 1 female.
Yellowhammer 1 male, 1 female plus a male singing on the southern boundary.
Grey Heron 4
Goldcrest 1
Gadwall 1 male, 1 female.
Little Grebe 3
Blackcap 2 singing.
Chiffchaff 2 singing.
Willow Warbler 6 singing.
Reed Warbler 2 singing.

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Fairly settled bird-wise but new in:

Whitethroat 2 singing.

also:

Reed Warbler 2 singing.
Chiffchaff 2 singing plus 2.
Blackcap 1 singing.
Willow Warbler 8 singing.
Reed Bunting 1 singing.
Yellowhammer 1 singing.
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Reed Warbler 2 singing.
Willow Warbler 7 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Blackcap 4 singing.
Reed Bunting 2 singing.
Yellowhammer 1 female.
Bullfinch 1 male, 1 female.
Sand Martin 5
Grey Heron 1
Gadwall 2 male, 1 female.
Tufted Duck 24
Little Grebe 2
Goldcrest 1
Long-tailed Tit 10+
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female.
Jay 1
etc.

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Common Sandpiper 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male, 1 female.
Goldcrest 1 singing.
Willow Warbler 7 singing.
Song Thrush 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 4 singing.
Blackcap 2 singing.
Yellowhammer 1 singing.
Grey Heron 1
Coot 4
Moorhen 4
Tufted Duck 45+
Gadwall 3
Little Grebe 2
Mallard 12
Reed Bunting 1 singing.
etc.etc.etc.

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A big increase, with 6 singing Willow Warblers, plus 4 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs.
10+ Stock Doves and a singing Goldcrest.
On the water 5 Little Grebe, 2 pairs of Teal, a pair of Gadwall, 6 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 35+ Tufted Ducks and 250+ Black-headed Gulls.
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First Willow Warbler of the year singing today. Also 3 Chiffchaffs and a single Blackcap.

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Tuesday, April 2nd.

1 male Blackcap seen, plus 2 singing Chiffchaffs and 10 Stock Doves.

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2 singing Chiffchaffs plus 1 other seen.
6 Siskin flying quickly, low over the reserve, heading North.
280+ Black-headed Gulls.
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.
1 singing Goldcrest plus 1 female.
4 Little Grebes.
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Kittiwake on the pool this morning. Also 3 Sand Martin

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A few highlights from Saturday, March 2nd.

Ringed Plover 1 on adjoining site.
Sparrowhawk 1 male.
Willow Tit 1 singing plus 1.
Oystercatcher 2
Goldcrest 1 male.
Stock Dove 4
Song Thrush 3
Teal 7
Little Grebe 2
Tufted Duck 60+
Black-headed Gull 250+
Common Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Kingfisher 1

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Similar to Sunday but 5 Snipe today.

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Sunday morning 9 to 12, highlights.
Goosander 1m
Teal 3m 2f
Tufted Duck 68
Mallard 16
Little grebe 3
Black Headed gull 250+
Common gull 1
Lesser Black Backed gull 2
Mediterranean gull 1 adult brief visit
Cormorant 1
Buzzard 1
Raven 1
Lapwing 30
Oystercatcher 2
Willow tit 1
Chiffchaff 1
Reed Bunting 5m 2f
Bullfinch 1m
Stock dove 6
Total species 42

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Highlights today:

Water Rail 1
Goldcrest 1
Oystercatcher 2
Willow Tit 1
Common Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Cormorant 1
Coal Tit 2
Little Grebe 1
Tufted Duck 80+
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Apart from the usual Kingfisher, Cormorant and 3 Snipe, there were 2 singing Willow Tits and 2 singing Coal Tits.
Also 70+ Tufted Ducks, 8 Teal, 5 Coot, 10+ Moorhen and a Grey Heron. Plenty of the other usuals.

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Kingfisher 1
Cormorant 1
Grey Heron 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Snipe 3
Coot 4
Tufted Duck 80+
Gadwall 2
Teal 8
Shoveler 2 male.
Moorhen 10+
Reed Bunting 3
Song Thrush 1
Crow 20+
Common Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Bullfinch 1 male,1 female.
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No sign of Scaup.

Tufted Duck 70+
Teal 4
Common Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 40+
Sparrowhawk 1 female with 2 unsuccessful attempts at feeding table.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male, 1 female.
Lesser Redpoll 7
Bullfinch 1 male, 1 female.
Reed Bunting 2 male.
Snipe 2
Coal Tit 2
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Juv. female Scaup still present. The sunny day seemed to inspire a singing Willow Tit and 1 other seen.
2 Raven over and 2 Snipe around the Pool.
80+ Tufted Duck, 3 Teal and a Little Grebe on the Pool.
etc.etc.etc.

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Scaup still present this morning after 2 weeks. 



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After a 2 day absence whilst the pool was partially frozen the 1st winter female Scaup returned mid morning with a Tufted Duck flock. 



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Belated report for Tuesday afternoon.

Greater Scaup 1 juv/female.
Teal 7
Gadwall 3
Shoveler 2
Tufted Duck 70+
Mallard 16
Moorhen 10+
Coot 1
Snipe 5
Cormorant 1
Linnet 1
Lesser Redpoll 1
Willow Tit 1
Coal Tit 2
Song Thrush 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Reed Bunting 3 male.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female.
etc.

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Sunday morning 9 to 12
Greater Scaup juvenile 1
Tufted Duck 83
Shoveler 2
Gadwall 2
Little Grebe 1
Mute Swan 3
Kingfisher 1
Snipe 2
Willow Tit 1
Reed Bunting 4
Bullfinch 4
Redwing 9
Cormorant 1

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Willow Tit 1
Reed Bunting 5
Raven 1
Snipe 7
Redwing 3
Cormorant 1
Teal 5
Shoveler 1
Mallard 16
Tufted Duck 80+
Little Grebe 1
Moorhen 10
Chiffchaff 1

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Kingfisher 1
Redwing 20+
Kestrel 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Reed Bunting 1 male.
Song Thrush 1
Little Grebe 1
Moorhen 12
Tufted Duck 85+
Teal 7
Shoveler 3
Mallard 16
Snipe 2
etc.

As an aside, 150+ Lapwing seen in field alongside the Mile Road en route to the reserve.

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Afternoon visit.

Redwing 30+
Coal Tit 2
Willow Tit 1
Goldcrest 2
Snipe 2
Chiffchaff 1
Cormorant 1
Kingfisher 1
Teal 7
Shoveler 3
Tufted Duck 80+
Moorhen 12
Herring Gull 1
Common Gull 1
Sparrowhawk 2
Reed Bunting 1 female.

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A few more "bits and bobs" from this morning.

Chiffchaff 1
Willow Tit 1
Coal Tit 2
Lesser Redpoll 3
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1
Reed Bunting 1 male, 1 female.
Cormorant 1
Tufted Duck 70+
Mallard 18
Teal 7
Moorhen 8
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A few extra "odds and sods" today.

Snipe 1
Cormorant 1
Kingfisher 1 male.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Common Gull 1
Coal Tit 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male.
Tufted Duck 70+
Gadwall 7
Kestrel 1
Grey Heron 1
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Belated catch-up from Tuesday, November 6th.

Sparrowhawk 1
Willow Tit 1
Coal Tit 1
Goldcrest 1
Nuthatch 1
Snipe 1
Tufted Duck 90+
Teal 11
Gadwall 7
Shoveler 2
Mallard 16
Coot 1
Moorhen 8
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female.
Reed Bunting 1 female.
Raven 1
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Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f.
Sparrowhawk 1 male low through the reserve.
Kestrel 1 female hunting on the reserve.
Coal Tit 1
Reed Bunting 1m.
Teal 1m 1f.
Gadwall 1m 1f.
Shoveler 7
Mallard 16
Tufted Duck 34

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Saturday afternoon:

Peregrine 1 low over reserve east to west.
Raven 1
Kestrel 1 seen along Isherwood Road.
Buzzard 1 over neighbouring site.
Tufted Duck 40+
Teal 2 males.
Mallard 16
Moorhen 8
Coot 1
Grey Heron 1
Black-headed Gull 55+
Goldcrest 1
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Sunday morning 7th October
Peregrine Falcon on pylon field F4
Common Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Gadwall 8
Teal 6
Shoveler 3
Pied Wagtail 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Willow Tit 1

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Three Raven over pool at 3.58 this afternoon, then flew south over Carrington Moss.
Juvenile Grey Wagtail on pool.

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Eclipse drake Pintail on pool at noon today. 



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Saturday visit:

Treecreeper 1 near main hide.
Greenfinch 20+
Raven 1 over.
Lapwing 5 over to adjoining site.
Grey Wagtail 1
Lesser black-backed Gull 1 adult.
Shoveler 1
Teal 3
Gadwall 12
Tufted Duck 20+
Coot 2 juveniles.
Moorhen 8
Mallard 20+
Little Grebe 1 adult.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male.
Stock Dove 4
Woodpigeon 50+ over.
Rook 10+ over.
Jackdaw 20+ over.
Buzzard 1
Chiffchaff 1
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Just a few "highlights".

Raven 1
Buzzard 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f
Chiffchaff 1
Swallow 1
Gadwall 12
Mallard 50+
Tufted Duck 30+
Teal 5
Shoveler 1f
Little Grebe 1 adult
Coot 2 juv.
Moorhen 8
Greenfinch 10+ including 1 with deformed, red bill.

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Hobby low over reserve 10.40 apparently feeding on insects

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Highlights today.

Hobby 1 juv. over north edge of reserve.
Kingfisher 1 male.
Sparrowhawk 1 seen in direction of Danewell Wood.
Buzzard 5 over moss.
Swallow 10+
Goldcrest 1
Chiffchaff 2 singing plus 4 others.
Little Grebe 3 adults, 2 juvs.
Black-headed Gull 100+ and 2 non-flying juvs.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 juvs.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 juv.
Gadwall 7
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Belated report for Tuesday.

Reed Warbler 1 juvenile.
Whitethroat 1 female/juvenile.
Yellowhammer 1 flew over entrance gate.
Sand Martin 1
House Martin 20+
Swallow 8+
Teal 1 female.
Shoveler 1 female.
Little Grebe 4 adults, 2 juveniles.
Coot 2 adult, 4 juvenile.
Moorhen 3 adult, 3 juvenile.
Tufted Duck 30+ including juveniles.
Mallard 35+ and 3 juveniles.
Gadwall 6
Black-headed Gull 25+ including just 2 small juveniles left.
Greenfinch 1 juvenile with a red deformed bill.

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Mallard 27adults, 10 Juvs.
Tufted Duck 20+adults, 12+ juvs.
Little Grebe 4adults, 3 juvs.
Moorhen 4 adults, 1 juv.
Coot 2 adults, 5 juvs.
Gadwall 3
Teal 1 female.
Shoveler 1
Reed Warbler 1 singing plus 1.
Willow Warbler 2 singing, plus 1 adult and 2 juvs.
Coal Tit 1 singing.
Song Thrush 1 singing.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male, 1 female.
Chaffinch 2 adults, 3 juvs.
Greenfinch 2 males, 4 juvs.
Black-headed Gull 50+ adults, 20+ juvs.

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Tuesday, July 10th.

Reed Warbler 3 singing.
Sparrowhawk 1f.
Swallow 2
Reed Bunting 1 singing.
Moorhen 4 adults, 1 juv.
Coot 4 adults, 4 juv.
Teal 1f.
Little Grebe 4 adults, 3 juv.
Gadwall 6
Mallard 20+, 1 juv.
Black-headed Gull 160+ including juvs.

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1 Mediterranean Gull adult flew around this afternoon then departed in an easterly direction.
Also 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 2 Herring Gulls flying around for a while.

Other highlights:

Bullfinch 3 males.
Reed Warbler 1 giving good views.
Coot 8 adults plus 8juvs.
Moorhen 5 adults plus 2juvs.
Gadwall 1 well-into eclipse male and a female.
etc.etc.etc.


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