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Old Monday 13th November 2017, 16:17   #5901
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Two Firecrest present at Hill Top 12:30 per Madge several Birders on Site
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Had 3 Brambling around Legion field per Pete Hackett
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Pintail 3 North Island and a Wigeon per Pete Hackett
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The Brambling 2 male and female flew towards Rspb. Presume to the feeders per Pete Hackett
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Male goldeneye on swan pool per Janet
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1 firecrest still in dense holly 30 m down from sign post at crossroads near Gun Emplacements showing well 12.05 also 1 skylark in field and 17 fieldfare over per Tim Hextell
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Swan pool, raven flew West, 15 cormorant, 15 GCGrebe, kingfisher, forge mill chiffchaff north ends per Tim Hextell
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Firecrest present Hill Top. 14.45 per William Gray
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Brambling x2 female at Feeders this AM also Nuthatch, Willow Tit x2 and possible Marsh Tit briefly per Pete Carless
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74+ Goosander roosted. 30 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 3 Pochard and 2 Little Egret per Pete Hackett
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My pennies worth ............

No joy on my two previous visits to the gun emplacement area in search of the Firecrest.

However, today it was waiting for me and was seen immediately on reaching the favoured holly bush. Approximately 9.45 am. A second bird was also present, but I didn't get a fix on it and couldn't say if it was Fire or Gold. Both birds soon disappeared and no further sightings in the hour I spent at the spot.

Between Swan Pool and Hill Top .....
1 x Chiff chaff
4 x Nuthatch
2 x Treecreeper
9 x Goldcrest
8 x Coal Tit
At least 3 separate tit flocks with good numbers of Long Tailed.
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I've been asked what the record count is for Goosander. The record stands at 106 birds recorded on the 2nd January 2013 per Pete Hackett
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Just to keep you informed.- My twitching mate saw the Firecrest today (9.45 -10.15) in usual place, track to Gun Emplacement. I unfortunately was at a Funeral, so will try again tomorrow, hopefully third time lucky.

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Just to keep you informed.- My twitching mate saw the Firecrest today (9.45 -10.15) in usual place, track to Gun Emplacement. I unfortunately was at a Funeral, so will try again tomorrow, hopefully third time lucky.

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No Brambling at Feeders today but Nuthatch still present per Pete Carless
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Only one possible brief sighting Firecrest 10.30-11.45. Myself Pete Forbes. c 30 Redwing, Skylark per Pete Hackett
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Pair Stonechat Brown's late afternoon. Female Stonechat near Forge Lane per Pete Hackett
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17 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Goosander Swan Pool per Pete Hackett
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I've been asked if the 17 Great Crested Grebe was a Valley record,the max count to-date is 22 birds on Swan Pool in December 2000
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Late news yesterday 13 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe Ice House Pool , Little Egret flew over per Rob Preston
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No sign Pintail today per Rob Preston
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Firecrest still along path to gun emplacements! In the same bush as last week per Craig Reed
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Just had this text of Craig
Believe both Firecrest here now. Male bird in with LTT flock while other bird still in same bush
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Both now in same bush together
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