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Old Saturday 25th August 2018, 21:44   #826
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25 Aug Grafham Water : Knot on the dam, southern end this evening in very poor light.https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...7664662036243/
Also 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshanks, 5+ Green Sandpipers 5+ Common Sandpipers in Gaynes Creek. Pintail in Valley Creek 4 Ringed Plovers on the dam early morning. Yellow-legged Gull feeding on dead fish on the dam. 50+ Yellow Wagtails on the dam; all checked carefully just in case....
Spotted Flycatcher at north end of dam this morning; a year tick!!

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Old Sunday 26th August 2018, 07:12   #827
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Thanks for the updates Matt.
Never did see a spotted flycatcher at Grafham Water, did see one in my garden at Grafham Village though.
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Old Sunday 26th August 2018, 13:01   #828
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26 Aug Grafham Water : the Knot still here but in Gaynes Creek (Plummer Carpark) with the wader flock. At least 3 Greenshanks, 4 Black-tailed Godwits 6+ Green Sandpipers
3 Yellow-legged Gulls on the dam plus many Yellow Wagtails still.
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Old Sunday 26th August 2018, 16:23   #829
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Another Spotted Flycatcher yesterday in spinney between Valley and Dudney creeks. My first of The year at Grafham. Sadly, it seems the days of breeding pairs at Mander car park, Hill Farm and Marlow car park are long gone.
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Old Monday 27th August 2018, 19:41   #830
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27 Aug Grafham Water pm : 2 Dunlin on the dam and single Ringed Plover ; 2 Greenshanks in Gaynes Creek with a Green Sandpiper. Little else with the Bank Holiday disturbance; glad I was working....
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2018, 06:04   #831
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Tuesday 28th August 6.30pm - 3 x Cranes flying in a South West direction over Stow Cum Quy. Probably flying from Lakenheath? to where I do not know.
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Old Saturday 1st September 2018, 14:36   #832
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1 Sep Grafham Water: Knot still at Valley Creek, Osprey 1 +1 , some interesting juvenile gulls too ......https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...57664662036243
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Hi Ed
looks like the Cranes have settled at the reed bed area near the A14/Quy roundabout (Little Wilbraham fen?) I first saw them on the 28th, then again on the 1st September.
Wonder if they'll stay long?
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Old Saturday 8th September 2018, 20:21   #834
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8 Sep Grafham Water; Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper on the dam early morning.
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2 Garganey in Dudney Creek mid pm

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Old Sunday 9th September 2018, 18:41   #835
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Grafham gulls?

Is anyone seeing this approachable individual Juv Caspian still?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...7664662036243/

It would be good to follow it photographically through the winter. Maybe a gull feeding station at Plummer would be feasible....
Ethically no different to feeding the Tits at Mander Hide!

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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 13:36   #836
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Grafham Water 15 Sep; Osprey mid morning, 2 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plovers on the dam.
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Old Monday 17th September 2018, 10:45   #837
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Grafham gulls?

Is anyone seeing this approachable individual Juv Caspian still?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...7664662036243/
Hi Matt - sorry for delay in responding to this, I've been in Germany for last week - this bird was still around when we did the WeBS count on Sunday 9th
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Old Tuesday 18th September 2018, 20:11   #838
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Grafham gulls?

Is anyone seeing this approachable individual Juv Caspian still?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...7664662036243/
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Still around this evening too. Feeding at Marlow car park.
Video clip here; https://twitter.com/GrafhamWBirder/s...799773184?s=19
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Old Wednesday 19th September 2018, 21:22   #839
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Grafham - yellow ringed 'Caspian' type juvenile from 1 Sep.

Ringed near Polish border I believe; interested if this one is still around too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140874...7664662036243/

The video clip taken by Mark certainly looks like the same bird I photographed at the fish on 1 Sep.

My video here:
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I've been keeping an eye open for that yellow-ringed individual, but not seen it since Sept 1st.
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22 Sep Grafham Water : Grey Phalarope and Manx Shearwater early morning ; good finds by Mark and Manx a long needed Grafham bird for me; note the Phalarope in the background.....
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Old Thursday 27th September 2018, 20:04   #842
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5 years this week that we witnessed one of the most unexpected visitors at Grafham, anything is possible..... https://www.flickr.com/photos/aves-a...7625164915244/
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