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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 09:33   #38626
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Not Sure whether we have another Innocent or a Comedian writing in the North Moors book. 29th moan about the Moors feeders being empty and North Moors being too far away to take good photos. Unsigned again!


HOW many birds can you get on the feeder at the same time? No wonder they empty quickly!

One bullfinch in close up
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:21   #38627
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Not Sure whether we have another Innocent or a Comedian writing in the North Moors book. 29th moan about the Moors feeders being empty and North Moors being too far away to take good photos. Unsigned again!


HOW many birds can you get on the feeder at the same time? No wonder they empty quickly!

One bullfinch in close up
1. Perhaps they'd like to volunteer to top up the feeders?
2. The feeders are there for the benefit of the birds not the photographers.
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 12:27   #38628
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I think I may have left my phone in either the concrete hide or moors hide yesterday - anyone find one?
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 12:32   #38629
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Panic over! In the bottom of my birding bag!
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 06:30   #38630
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From the Moors Pool yesterday Dave J reported:

2 Hobby, Little Egret, 17 Swift
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From the Flashes this morning Dave J reports:

Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Avocet, 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Curlew, 2 Little Ringed Plover (adult + juvenile), 2 Shelduck, 3 Swift, Meadow Pipit over (first of the autumn)

2 Little Egret roosting on the Sailing Pool.
Dave J further reported from the Flashes yesterday:

Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Raven, Coal Tit, another Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush
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From the Flashes this morning Andy A reports:

Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Avocet, 4 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, no sign so far of the Wood Sandpiper

18 Pied Wagtail by the café at the Sailing Centre
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 08:42   #38633
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Wood Sandpiper now appeared at the Flashes as per Andy A
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 11:42   #38634
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2 Hobby at the Moors Pool early afternoon as per Andy A.
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 16:01   #38635
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Now I have more time I thought I'd put in a decent stint. Arrived at sailing pool at 06:15 and spent about 10 minutes trying to count the pied wagtails which were flying between the jetties and the roof of the cafe...finally managed a certain 18, plus 3 swallows, each occupying the top of a mast!. On the sailing pool there were 6 GC Grebes and a flyover curlew

Finally arrived at flashes 0630-1130
Shelduck (2 juv)
Gadwall (2)
Little Grebe (2)
Avocet (3)
Lapwing (c30)
LRP (1 + juv)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Dunlin (1)
Snipe (4)
Green Sand (4)
Wood Sand (1)
Jay (2)
Raven (1)
Blackcap (1)
Lesser Whitethroat (2)
Whitethroat (1)
Song Thrush (1 juv)
Greenfinch (3)
Water Rail (1 from Hen Brook hide)

...Moors 1200-1530
Greylag (41)
Tufted (12)
Little Grebe (3)
GC Grebe (1)
Little Egret (1)
Cormorant (11)
Water Rail (1 juv)
Coot (60+)
Lapwing (40+)
Herring Gull (14)
LBB Gull (18)
Kingfisher (1)
Hobby (2)
Coal Tit (2)
Cetti's Warbler (2)
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 20:28   #38636
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August closed on 107 species - above the average of 105.57 - with the year list advanced to 139 species.

It will come as no great surprise that September is usually a very productive period with three entries in the list of Top 10 months and an overall average of 108.67 species; it has also recorded the highest number of species of any month overall (185).

Potential additions to the year list during September include:-

Garganey, Pintail, Scaup, Merlin, Spotted Redshank, Little Stint, Caspian Gull, Short-eared Owl, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Rock Pipit, Crossbill
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 05:50   #38637
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Both the Wood Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper are atill at the Flashes this morning as per Andy P.
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 07:59   #38638
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Adult Ringed Plover at the Flashes as per Andy P.
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 12:44   #38639
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Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes as per Steve Pike
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A few picture of the Hobby taken at The Moors today.
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Today's sightings when 12 species of wader were noted on the reserve (mainly from Andy P):

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Wood Sandpiper (juvenile), Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), 4 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover (adult), Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 12 Curlew, 30 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, c20 Teal, Water Rail from the Hen Brook Hide

MOORS POOL
2 Hobby, 3 Little Egret, Water Rail, 6 Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, 40 Lapwing, Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, Snipe
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Someone's Pride and Joy.

As far as I could see no one else about when this one flew in. A ringed bird - someone's pride and joy.
. Possibly came in for a rest from the wind. Hope it gets home safely.
Guess it doesn't count for month numbers but it was outstanding in the light. The peach colour in the wings is real not a trick of the light.
Moors around 6p.m.
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Both the Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper are still present at the Flashes this morning as per Andy P.
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Quite a hiatus without an chart so here is one updating the overall monthly lists and the average total in now the seventh year of recording such data.
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Immature Hobby at the Moors Pool as per Des
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Juvenile Med Gull in the roost at the Flashes this evening as per Des.
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just a few pics first 2 from the weekend ,next 2 this evening.
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Today's highlights:

FLASHES:
Curlew Sand---------------------Wood Sand.Both present this evening.
Avocet (3)-------------------------Green Sand (5)
Curlew (13)-----------------------Snipe (4)
LRP (ad + juv)--------------------Med Gull (juv). Noted at 19.30 after an influx of B H Gulls.
Shoveler (8)-----------------------Teal (56)
Gadwall (3)------------------------Shelduck (2 juv)
Peregrine

MOORS:
Common Sand---------------------Lapwing (72)
Swift (6)----------------------------Little Egret (2)
B H Gull (c550)--------------------L B B Gull (72)
Herring Gull (14)------------------Cormorant (10)
Kestrel-----------------------------Kingfisher
Greylag Goose (68)---------------Canada Goose (c300)
Little Grebe (2)--------------------Coal Tit (1). West hide feeding station.
Gadwall (4)------------------------Teal (4)
Hobby (ad + juv)------------------Coot (62)
Cetti's Warbler (2)-----------------Mute Swan (6)

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Today's highlights:

FLASHES:
Curlew Sand---------------------Wood Sand.Both present this evening.
Avocet (3)-------------------------Green Sand (5)
Curlew (13)-----------------------Snipe (4)
LRP (ad + juv)--------------------Med Gull (juv). Noted at 19.30 after an influx of B H Gulls.
Shoveler (8)-----------------------Teal (56)
Gadwall (3)------------------------Shelduck (2 juv)
Peregrine

MOORS:
Common Sand---------------------Lapwing (72)
Swift (6)----------------------------Little Egret (2)
B H Gull (c550)--------------------L B B Gull (72)
Herring Gull (14)------------------Cormorant (10)
Kestrel-----------------------------Kingfisher
Greylag Goose (68)---------------Canada Goose (c300)
Little Grebe (2)--------------------Coal Tit (1). West hide feeding station.
Gadwall (4)------------------------Teal (4)
Hobby (ad + juv)------------------Coot (62)
Cetti's Warbler (2)-----------------Mute Swan (6)

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Differing / additional counts from Andy P yesterday at the Flashes were:

7 Snipe, 74 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, Little Grebe, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat
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At the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

No sign of the Wood Sandpiper but Curlew Sandpiper still. Also 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, Little Ringed Plover (juvenile only), 3 Avocet, 12 Curlew, 40 Lapwing, 46 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 2 Peregrine, 2 Cetti's, 2 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Water Rail.
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