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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 21:23   #37476
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Seeing Phil A's wish list are there any thoughts on this bird please?


Seen on Tuesday before the gulls went flyabout -2men in a boat!

From the back I thought it might be a med gull not fully mature even with the almost black wing tips..
Looking at it side ways it looks like a BHG with extra hood and a clear demarcation as to the BHG limit. Cf the BHG next to it Notable for me also - even allowing for the feathers on the leg - is that the legs look shorter as well.

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Some BHG do have a more extensive hood.. so from the back always check the primary tips white in ad MED 2nd summer's will show alternate white and black primary tips.
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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 21:29   #37477
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Work party 19th February-Moors

This coming Tuesday we will be preparing Amy's Marsh for the coming breeding season
Brush Cutting the Broadmeadow arms.
Trans-planting juncus on to snipe island from the seasonal pool.
Constructing a fish 'hideout' out of willow branches.
Plus other small tasks .depending on the number of people we get.
Tony B is making a cake as well.
See you at Car Park 8.45
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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:26   #37478
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good to see so many people using the reserve today and enjoying it so much too. great to see Cooky now we may see a balance of photos between mine not the best and his THE BEST. still here's my go
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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:30   #37479
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few more.
some birds just don't want there photo taken.see the Water rail in pic 3.
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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:57   #37480
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Some BHG do have a more extensive hood.. so from the back always check the primary tips white in ad MED 2nd summer's will show alternate white and black primary tips.
Lot of them around today by the look of it. I'll say no more.
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From the Flashes Dave J reports:

3 Avocet, 8 Curlew, 207 Lapwing, 63 Teal, Snipe, Shelduck, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark.

Just 2 Little Egrets roosting on the Sailing Pool.
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From the Moors Pool Dave J reports:

89 (!!!) Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck, 7 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Curlew, 19 Snipe
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Red Kite over fields east of the Flashes then flew south mobbed by Jackdaws as per Andy Pitt.
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Today's full WeBS count courtesy of Dave J:

Avocet 3, Canada Goose 32, Coot 55, Canada Goose 24, Curlew 8, Gadwall 7, Great Crested Grebe 7, Grey Heron 3, Greylag Goose 15, Lapwing 307, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe 4, Mallard 20, Moorhen 18+, Mute Swan 6, Oystercatcher 3, Pochard 89, Shelduck 3, Shoveler 26, Snipe 20, Teal 85, Tufted Duck 41, BH Gull 250, Herring Gull 4, LBB Gull 76
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When will you ever grow up? In fact the only time that word you speak of is mentioned your name is always mentioned, maybe join a forum for delinquents?
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Jack Snipe

Not I'm afraid at UW. This is for Bob P from UW who was kind enough to say hello today and good enough to tell me the Jack Snipe was showing.
My thanks must also go to the guy with the scope trained on it. This J S didn't want to be seen!!

Anyway "Here's looking at you kid."

Had to go and lie down in a darkened room to recover afterwards.
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Old and New

Trying out the new boat and electric motor last Tuesday
Same day - the volunteers, and Nick the fencing contractor, returning the old boat from the Flashes after all the work on the fox fencing.

My appreciation of all the volunteers for all the work they have done both at the Moors and the Flashes.

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Missing Birds

Reading John's twitter page today wondering were birds are - check out today's Webs count for Slimbridge.

Amongst other birds were 29 avocet on South Lake. Awesome watching them flying round and then feeding on the lake.
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just some pics from today.
1 trying to work out, is she interested?
2 did he walk all the way to pic 5?
3 looked like a big bird.
4 now why are they both hiding?
5 queuing for scraps .
After doing a lot of walking around the reserve this weekend I agree with Phil on what a good job all the volunteers have done.Also can't fault the trust with the work done in the last few years..many thanks
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Red Kite over fields east of the Flashes then flew south mobbed by Jackdaws as per Andy Pitt.
I saw 5 species of raptor at The Flashes this afternoon with Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard and Peregrine also making appearances. Also at The Moors Pool there were 5 Shelduck at dusk. No Barn Owl this evening though.
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