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Old Tuesday 17th September 2019, 21:24   #38734
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Birding today at Reserve

Home a bit too late to do report tonight after 14 and a bit hours in the field thus absolutely shattered ..do it tomorrow.

FLASHES
Greylag 60+. Canada geese 400. Mute swan 3.
Little grebe 2. Teal 84. Shoveler 37. Gadwall 8. Mallard 320. Tufted 2.
Coot 56. Moorhen c45 ( ad feeding well grown young). Water rail 2 calling Hen pool. Little egret. Grey heron.
Curlew 13. Avocet 2. Lapwing 70+, Green sand 3. Dunlin. Ruff 2. Snipe 7.
BHG 1400 , LBBG 96. Herring gull 6. Common gull juv am.
Buzzard. Sparrowhawk. pheasant.
Rook 3. Jay 2.
Great sp woodp, Green woodp.
Swallow 3.
Song thrush. Starling. Grey wag. Pied wag 3. Meadow pipit 6.
Cetti's w 2 singing . Chiffchaff 5. Blackcap 3. Whitethroat. Lesser whitethroat.
Linnet 2. Goldfinch 70. Chaffinch 3. Greenfinch 3.
Reed bunting 5
Finally at 7.50pm 2 BARN OWLS appeared over the 3rd Flash. They flew around together, at times performing some type of display that I would best describe a 'butterfly dance' with one bird flying above the other in tight circles...I have never witnessed this before..and would be interested if anyone has any information or as seen reference to this behaviour.

SAILING POOL
GCG 4. Tufted 3. Cormorant 7. Coot 3.

MOORS
Canada geese 500+. Greylag 60. Mute swan 4. Little egret 2. Grey heron 2. Little grebe 3. Cormorant c10.
Mallard 50+. Gadwall 2. Shoveler c12. Teal 15. Tufted 12.
Snipe 2. Lapwing 85.
BHG 250. Herring Gull 5. LBBG 50+.
Water rail. Coot 27.
Sparrowhawk. Kingfisher.
Swallow 3.
Starling.
Cetti's w 3. Chiffchaff 3. Blackcap.
Greenfinch 2. Chaffinch.

NORTH MOORS
Teal 8. Shoveler 4.
Buzzard.
Raven 2. Jay 2.
Green and great sp woodp.
Swallow 2
Nuthatch. Coal tit. Goldcrest 2 (1 singing).
Chicchaff 2. Blackcap 2. Cetti's w 2.
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