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Old Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:10   #36151
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We are currently on course for this May to be the first in the reserve's recorded history that Redshank has not been noted.
Also we are seeing a dramatic decline in Common Tern this year. Normally by this time we would have double figures on site. The tern rafts are launched late May but in the absence of any terns there is no point. But come what may we will be launching them next Tuesday . Fingers crossed that they appear pretty soon.
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Old Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:20   #36152
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From the Flashes early morning JTB reports:

First summer Grey Plover still, Avocet 35 + 6 young (3:3), Little Ringed Plover 3 adults + only 2 young, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, Shoveler male, Teal male, Shelduck 4, Redstart singing still from old barn.
In addition at the FLASHES
Little grebe hen pool. Teal 2 males. Shoveler pr. Gadwall 9. Shelduck 6.
Lapwing 4. Oystercatcher 3. LRP 4 ads.
Kestrel. Peregrine pair.
Raven. Stock Dove 20+. Collared dove 2 overhead.
Lesser Whitethroat south border. Reed warblers apart from those in Hen pool and around cuckoo hide , there were 2 or 3 in the 3rd flash reeds - I came across these whole checking the fox fence for holes.
Blackcap 3. Chiffchaff 2. Cetti's w.
Linnet 8. Reed Bunting 3
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Old Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:29   #36153
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Moors

This afternoon at the East hide.
Mute swan pr. Cormorant.
Shoveler 3(pr + m). Gadwall pr. Shelduck 4(from Flashes)
Tufted 30. Little grebe 4 + A calling bird on North Moors.
Lapwing 4(1 sitting). Oystercatcher 4 (1 large ch : at least 1 small).
Hobby perched in southern border single dead alder tree.
Whitethroat 1 East side , 1 North moors. Willow warbler singing East side. Cetti's w. Reed warbler plenty along East side and causeway. Sedge w only 1 heard.

Muntjac in Amy's Marsh/ seasonal pool area.
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Old Wednesday 30th May 2018, 07:55   #36154
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From the Flashes Des reports,

Ringed Plover, 15 Common Terns grounded, no sign of the Grey Plover
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2 Ringed Plover and a Common Sand at the Flashes this afternoon as per Gary Palmer
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We are currently on course for this May to be the first in the reserve's recorded history that Redshank has not been noted.
I have been advised by Vern that there is an entry for Redshank in the North Moors hide log book so this unwanted record is avoided by the skin of its teeth.
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The next 36 hours probably sees our last chance of spring passage with warm muggy weather tomorrow supported by easterly winds and rain from 2pm (thunder at times) throughout the night with heavy cloud cover and southerly winds on Friday morning before the wind moves more westerly.
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Today's highlights:

FLASHES:
Avocet (38)+3:3 chicks-----------LRP (4)+2 chicks
Common Sandpiper---------------Ringed Plover (1). Two reported, but none present late afternoon/evening.
Lapwing (4)------------------------Oystercatcher (2)
Common Tern (15)Collected on a small island for 30 mins, but may have been present for some time.
Shelduck (7)-----------------------Shoveler (m)
Teal (2m)--------------------------Gadwall (14)
Tufted Duck(12)-------------------Redstart. Still occasionally perching on barn roof.
Cetti's Warbler. Hen Pool area.

MOORS:
Common Tern (2)-----------------Oystercatcher (4)+3:1 chicks
Shoveler (2m)---------------------Gadwall (5)
Tefted Duck (53)------------------Swift c60
Sparrowhawk----------------------Willow Warbler. Still singing along east track.
Cetti's Warbler (2)-----------------Goldcrest (juv) (RWP)
Cormorant (1)---------------------G C Grebe (1)
Cuckoo. Heard behind west hide (JS)Water Rail.
Young bird seen flying across channel in front of west hide (JS)+ female heard calling in front of west hide.

SAILING POOL:
Lesser Whitethroat----------------Common Whitethroat.
G C Grebe (3)

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Little grebe with five chicks on the North Moors pool late this afternoon
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Some positive news there re breeding Water Rail, Goldcrest and Little Grebe.

How many Gadwall in total across the reserve Des - 19, 14 or somwhere in between?
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Some positive news there re breeding Water Rail, Goldcrest and Little Grebe.

How many Gadwall in total across the reserve Des - 19, 14 or somwhere in between?
Probably somewhere in between. Without correlation across the reserve estimation is the only way.

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Red Kite over the sewage works at the Flashes then drifted west as per Alan H.
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Red Kite over the sewage works at the Flashes then drifted west as per Alan H.
Further reports from the reserve yesterday from Dave J, Mike W, Graham LaB and Bill Box of:

MOORS POOL
2 Little Egret over (only the second record for this May), 5 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, just one Oystercatcher chick (from the older brood) noted, Treecreeper, Willow Warbler.

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Male Wheatear to the right of the hide, adult Med Gull, Cuckoo over the Hen Brook, 33 Avocet + 6 young (3:3), 4 Little Ringed Plover + 2 young, Hobby, Teal, 4 Common Tern briefly, 9 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler

A total of 108 Tufted Duck were noted across the reserve.
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May finished on a total of 104 species (boosted by a productive final week and so, although it deal feel like a struggle for most of the month) with the year list advanced to 133.

And now for the bad news - other than the 4 winter months of November to February, June has the lowest monthly total with an average of only 91.8 species. Potential additions to the year list include:

Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Little Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat
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Further reports from the reserve yesterday from Dave J, Mike W, Graham LaB and Bill Box of:

MOORS POOL
2 Little Egret over (only the second record for this May), 5 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, just one Oystercatcher chick (from the older brood) noted, Treecreeper, Willow Warbler.

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Male Wheatear to the right of the hide, adult Med Gull, Cuckoo over the Hen Brook, 33 Avocet + 6 young (3:3), 4 Little Ringed Plover + 2 young, Hobby, Teal, 4 Common Tern briefly, 9 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler

A total of 108 Tufted Duck were noted across the reserve.
Two younger Oystercatcher chicks with adult on B'meadow Pool yesterday evening. Seven Shelducks on Flashes, five Greylag goslings & five GCGs plus one chick on Sailing Pool
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6 young Avocet (3:3) and 2 young LRP at the Flashes as per Sue Hyde

Cuckoo at the Moors Pool as per Carl Jones
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Male Redstart again on old barn roof at the Flashes as per Bob O.
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Three Common Terns at the Moors, they arrived around 5.00pm, signs of courtship! Unwrap the Rafts Family of Little Grebes on North Moors with 4 young and by West Hide with 3 young (photo below)

Flashes of note, 3LRP & 2 very lively young. Redstart on Barn roof, whats left of it! p.m.

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Richard- just to clarify, there were two juvenile Redstarts on the old barn today?
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Other sightings yesterday included Red Kite, Hobby, both Common and Lesser Whitethroat, and Willow Warbler.
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Richard- just to clarify, there were two juvenile Redstarts on the old barn today?
I think Richard was talking about 2 lively LRP chicks 🤔
Re rafts for terns .. these will be re floated on Tuesday👍
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Ahh - with my cracked phone screen I missed the full stop!
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Reports from the reserve today include:

Hobby, 2 young LRP, only 3 young Avocet (all from the older brood), Redstart, brood of 3 young Water Rail on the North Moors, 2 Common Tern, Willow Warbler, only 1 young Oystercatcher (from the older brood) seen.
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Reports from the reserve today include:

Hobby, 2 young LRP, only 3 young Avocet (all from the older brood), Redstart, brood of 3 young Water Rail on the North Moors, 2 Common Tern, Willow Warbler, only 1 young Oystercatcher (from the older brood) seen.
I saw two younger oyks at the Moors today Phil
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I saw two younger oyks at the Moors today Phil
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