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Old Thursday 15th January 2015, 09:48   #5
lazza
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Good progress (IMHO!) last weekend, with a couple of trips out. Firstly, a ride out on my bike in very windy conditions on Saturday, stopping off at West Hartford in the hope of seeing the shrike again (but no luck), and calling in at a couple of other sites too.

Nothing much at W. Hartford, but added

34. Grey heron

and, in the school fields at East Hartford, there were a couple of immature

35. Great blackback gull

Then on to Castle Island, where I added:

36. Shelduck
37. Gadwall
38. Little grebe
39. Cormorant
40. Lesser blackback gull
41. Red-breasted merganser
42. Common gull

And further up the Wansbeck, down from Guidepost:

43. Mute swan

Then, on the Sunday, I had a couple of hours at Plessey Woods with my girls, which again was quite productive, despite birding being secondary!

44. Chaffinch
45. Nuthatch (several heard, but not seen)
46. Dipper
47. Goldcrest
48. Jay
49. Kestrel

And then another short ride on my bike on Sunday afternoon, stopping briefly at Bothal pond, added:

50. Goldeneye
51. Redshank
52. Tufted duck (presumably missed off inadvertently on my last visit)
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