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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 11:41   #5301
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Ref:- Tern on Swan Pool
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Swift x1 over Swan Pool per John Clarke
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Arctic Tern still present Swan Pool per Matt Hadlington
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Arctic Tern still on Swan Pool 15:30
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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 17:27   #5305
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Forge Mill from the Slipway
Cormorant x14, Shoveler x16, Teal, Pochard, Lesser Black Back x27, Black Headed Gull x117, Greylag, Gadwall and Lapwing x42 circling the lake
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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 17:48   #5306
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League Table. 13/9/2017

Steve adds Arctic Tern.
1. Dave Saunders 210 Great White Egret,
2. Pete Hackett 210 Red Kite,
3. Tim Hextell 202 Red Throated Diver,
4. Matt Hadlington 193 Red Throated Diver,
5. Mel Jones 187 Red Throated Diver,
6. Hughie King 178 Wood Sandpiper,
7. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff,
8. Dave Waite 172 Wood Sandpiper,
9. Terry Parker 171 Common Scoter,
10. John Clarke 167 White Fronted Geese,
11. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart,
12. Tracy Saunders 155 White Fronted Geese,
13. Steve Lilly 154 Arctic Tern,
14. Mike Ixer 147 Tree Pipit,
15. Steve Roper 142 White Fronted Geese,
16. Richard Eyres 129 Black Tern,
17. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver,
18. Andy Thomas 117 Wood Sandpiper,
19. Richard Davis 115 Water Rail,
20. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper,
21. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper,
22. Carl seebode 108 Yellow Wagtail

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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 18:30   #5307
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Arctic Tern still present at 18:00 per Steve Lilly
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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 19:45   #5308
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#County News
Grey Phalarope at Olton Mere this PM per Phil Andrews
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Yesterday's Arctic Tern was only our 5th September record, we've had 142 birds in the Valley the best month's being April with 66 birds and August with 36.

January- nil,
February- nil,
March-2,
April- 66,
May- 23,
June- 2
July- 6
August- 36,
September- 5,
October- 2
November- nil
December- nil

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Arctic Tern still on Swan Pool per Mel Jones
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Med Gull on Swan Pool per Mel Jones
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Goosander x23 still on Dartmouth Park Pool per Mel Jones
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Great Crested Grebe still got 3 young on Swan Pool and Swift x2 per Mel Jones
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Tree Pipit in Swan Pool Meadow per Mel Jones
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#County News (Local interest)
Just had a Grey Wagtail land in the Garden near my koi pond mega Garden Bird in West Bromwich
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2 little grebe on north island of forge mill lake per Janet
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Steady stream of Mipits south over Halesowen today from off the job. Roughly 70 so far with biggest flock of 34 just over. Only 4 yesterday per Todd Chater
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Little Egret on island per Pete Carless
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Goshawk female over Swan Pool Meadow per Janet
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Goshawk also seen over Monks Meadow (same bird ?) per Mel Jones
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A little walk round Sandwell valley this morning 35 lapwings at least 14 Cormorant still a fair few swallows House martins and little Egret per Dave Waite
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Meadow Pipit c12 birds over West Bromwich (my garden) two Garden ticks in one day amazing Garden list now on 72.
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Also seen in the Valley today
Meadow Pipit x50, Pochard x2, Teal x6, Water Rail, Sparrowhawk x3, Buzzard x8, Kestrel x2, Hobby and Goosander x4 redhead on Forge Mill per Mel Jones/ Pete Carless
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Goosander x27 in the Valley today new September record count
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Juvenile Arctic Tern still flapping its way around Swan Pool, earlier this evening per Craig Reed
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