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Recent content by Phil Owen

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    Trimpley Reservoir & Eymore Wood

    Quick walk late afternoon before dusk: Treecreeper Great-spotted Woodpecker Nuthatch Buzzard Siskin Goldfinch Chaffinch Goldcrest Black-headed Gull Cormorant Grey Heron Wigeon (pair) Tufted Duck (pair) Mallard Goosander Coal Tit Great Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Blackbird Redwing Song...
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Birdguides reporting a Great Egret yesterday at lunchtime.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    10 Swifts over the lake yesterday evening. Lots of wildfowl youngsters about including 2 Greylag. Buzzard was soaring high in the thermals. Generally quieter.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    A quick walk round the lake this evening in the showers; A flock of 20+ Swallows flying around and feeding over the lake with 4 Swifts and 1 House Martin (a patch tick). 2 Tufted Ducks. 2 Great crested Grebes 1 Grey Heron
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    Baikal teal

    It's got good credentials for acceptance surely? Be interesting to hear others opinions.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Late morning; 1 Common Whitethroat (A patch tick) 2 Ravens still 1 Little Egret on the River Cole Lots of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs On the Butterfly front, Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Large White, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small Tortiseshell, Peacock and Brimstone. A nice hours walk in the...
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Common Whitethroat reported in The Dingles this evening.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Female Goosander still present. 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Raven and 10+ Swallows but otherwise fairly quiet in a cold breeze. A very interesting report from a reliable birder that an Arctic Tern was present on Tuesday 9th April, feeding over the lake for 15 minutes from 5.15pm until 5.30pm before...
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    9 Swallows this evening (5 through and 4 feeding over lake before continuing North) 1 Willow Warbler Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs 2 Little Egrets 8 Goosanders (5 later flew off towards Bamptons Pool)
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    7 female Goosanders remained on the lake this evening. Over at Bamptons pool 9 Little Egrets were in the roost (at least) on a drive by.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    13 female Goosanders this morning including 11 roosting on the centre island. Grey Wagtail also.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Quick lap of the lake this evening at 6.30pm. No migrants apart from a single Chiffchaff. 3 female Goosanders and a Great-crested Grebe back on the lake.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Evening visit 6.30pm until 8pm; 1 Kingfisher (showed well on Scribers Lane Brook) 2 Ravens (Horse Paddocks) 2 Little Egrets 1 Grey Heron 1 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaffs 1 Stock Dove A nice suprise was a Muntjac deer near Scribers Lane and a Fox was in the Horse Paddocks.
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    1pm this afternoon for an hour; 1 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaffs 1 Grey Heron 3 Little Egrets 2 Goldcrests 2 Ravens 1 Treecreeper
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    Trittiford mill pond and the dingles bird sightings

    Quick visit yesterday afternoon; 5 Goosanders (all females) 3 Ravens (a pair then another came across to mob them) 2 Tufted Ducks 2 Herring Gulls 1 Cormorant 1 Little Egret
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