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Old Monday 19th June 2017, 20:31   #33926
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Sunday highlights… very young Reed Warbler calling for and being fed by the parents.
A busy bee and Tern were also viewed around the Moors pool.
The heat then had the better of me and lunch called.
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Old Monday 19th June 2017, 21:39   #33927
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Andy P reports 3 White-letter Hairstreaks in the usual spot along the River Salwarpe path
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Old Wednesday 21st June 2017, 08:46   #33928
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First returning Green Sand of the "autumn" at the Flashes this morning as per Des
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Old Wednesday 21st June 2017, 11:19   #33929
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Des further reports a Shoveler brood with 6+ young on the third Flash.
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Old Wednesday 21st June 2017, 12:55   #33930
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Drake eclipse Red-Crested Pochard at the Moors Pool
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Old Wednesday 21st June 2017, 20:09   #33931
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a few from a hot few hours today

ladybird pupae, mating spiders, ladybird larvae, comma and ants milking black flies.
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Old Wednesday 21st June 2017, 21:01   #33932
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Today's highlights:

MOORS/ N MOORS*
Red Crested Pochard (m) JS------Common Tern (9) + 1:1 chicks
Oystercatcher (3) + 2:1 chicks---Shoveler (1) + 6 chicks
Coot (43)---------------------------G C Grebe (1)
Gadwall (4) + 3 chicks-------------Med Gulls. Well hidden in vegetation.
Common Whitethroat*-------------Lesser Whitehroat* ( 2 young birds)
Teal (pair)---------------------------Swift (c20)

FLASHES/ ED RES*
Green Sand-------------------------LRP (4)
Lapwing (27)-----------------------Oystercatcher (2)
Curlew (1)--------------------------Raven
Teal (f)------------------------------Shoveler (3) + min of 6 chicks
Med Gull (2) + chick---------------Shelduck (2)
Lesser Whitethroat*---------------Avocet (40+) + 20 chicks/young.

SAILING POOL:
Egyptian Goose

+ White LetterHairstreak (4), Painted Lady, Scarlet Tiger and Emerald Damselfly.
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Des - with the Oystercatcher, were the two young from the Broadmeadow and one newly hatched in Amy's Marsh (or the other way around)?

How many Common Tern chicks have hatched to date - is it just the initial 3?
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Des - with the Oystercatcher, were the two young from the Broadmeadow and one newly hatched in Amy's Marsh (or the other way around)?

How many Common Tern chicks have hatched to date - is it just the initial 3?
Two Broadmeadow chicks and one Amy's Marsh.

I would say the current chicks are two of the. original three.

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Red-Crested Pochard still at the Moors Pool

Black-tailed Godwit new in at the Flashes
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lovely couple of hours at upton today 1700 -1900. lots going on,nice just to sit and watch. 2 first times for me.
1st Red Crested Pochard.
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turned up at the Flashes and so did a heron putting everything up.
2nd 1st time didn't realise it a MED GULL CHICK.
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Mike W reports 12 Curlew in the Flashes roost this evening and a second summer Med Gull (presumably one of the breeding pair from the Moors). Also Redshank, Common Gull and Barwit still.
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Red-Crested Pochard still at the Moors Pool as per Sue Hyde - can't remember many / any birds lasting into a third day.

Green Sand at the Flashes as per Gert
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Mike W reports a second summer Med Gull (presumably one of the breeding pair from the Moors).
With reference to the Med Gulls, the evening of Sunday 18th June had 3 Adults (the breeding pair and Billy no mates) at the Flashes and a pair of second summer also. The second summer birds were displaying/pair bonding and I wondered if they were the Moors birds or a new pair?

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