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Old Sunday 21st October 2018, 10:39   #7751
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Mandarin X10 and Pintail x2 female per Eric
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Med gull in the water just off the rocky islands on FM per Mike Ixer
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Stonechat female along bund from hide per Eric
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League Table 21/10/18

Andy Thomas adds Mandarin to his Valley List

01. Pete Hackett 211 Glaucous Gull
02. Dave Saunders 210 Great White Egret
03. Tim Hextell 202 Red Throated Diver
04. Matt Hadlington 194 Hawfinch
05. Mel Jones 187 Hawfinch
06. Pete Forbes 180 Little Egret
07. Hughie King 178 Wood Sandpiper
08. Dave Waite 173 Red Kite
09. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff
10. Dave Jackson 172 White Fronted Geese
11. Terry Parker 171 Common Scoter
12. John Clarke 170 Turnstone
13. Steve Lilly 161 Turnstone
14. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
15. Tracy Saunders 156 Ring Necked Parakeet,
16. Mike Ixer 151 Cuckoo
17. Steve Roper 143 Hawfinch
18. Craig Reed 134 Dunlin
19. Richard Eyres 133 Garganey
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 123 Garganey
22. Andy Thomas 121 Mandarin
23. Richard Davis 118 Garganey
24. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
25. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper
26. Wali Taylor 110 Mandarin
27. Kev Wardlaw 97 Garganey

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Ring Necked Parakeet c50 in the Valley per Wali Taylor
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Old Monday 22nd October 2018, 14:06   #7756
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Swan pool Coot 200+, Great Crest c6, Little Grebe C5, Teal c10, Tufted Duck c8, Cormorant x6 and 3 Wigeon
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Forge Mill

Wigeon c11
Cormorant c28
Great Crest c3
Pochard c9
Tufty c52
Shoveler c27
Goosander c26
Little Grebe x3
Gadwall c21
Teal c23
Coot c56
Pintail x1
Lapwing c26
Snipe c19
Grey Wagtail

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Old Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 12:19   #7759
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Late Swallow over Salter's
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Old Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 12:25   #7760
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Salters, Brambling x2 and my first Fieldfare of the Autumn
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Also seen Salter's Redwing c9, Blackbird c12, Green Woodpecker, Goldfinch c30, Buzzard c3, Skylark, Linnet and steady passage of Wood pigeon c150+
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Stonechat still Brown's per Pete Hackett
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15 Snipe on island and 2 Brambling just flew north over RSPB islands per Craig Reed
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Med Gull briefly before flying east per Wali Taylor
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Stonechat, 6 Siskin, 6 Fieldfare, Redpoll, Tree creeper, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 3 Linnet, Green Woodpecker Brown's near Colliery Bank per Rob Preston
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Old Thursday 25th October 2018, 19:17   #7766
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A brief visit to the valley this pm. 14 Goosaders Forge Mill Lake + Female Pintail from the Hide. Also c10 Ring Necked Parakeets and 1 Alexandrine Parakeet from the RSPB Centre. Record Pics below.

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Barn Owl last night per Kim
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Barn Owl (145) new for the year
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Goldeneye female Swan pool per John Clarke
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Just had an hour around the field by Pet Cemetery and along Maize field, Yellowhammer female, Reed Bunting c7, Chaffinch c9, Snipe and 2 Buzzard also looking over from Maize Field the field the side of the Crematorium has been ploughed 100's Corvid and Gulls on there
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A singing Chiffchaff in the Legion field early this morning was a bit unseasonal! Per Pete Hackett
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Firecrest reported in with Long Tailed Tits between swan pool and motorway per Mel Jones
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Brambling over Forge Mill per Mike Ixer
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Not a great deal round Fm Lake early. 1 Little Egret roosting near slipway, 1 Jack Snipe, 20 Snipe, c 5 Water Rail calling, 2 Siskin, Redpoll plenty of Goldcrest. Usual duck but couldn't see Pintail. Per Pete Hackett
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