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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 21:29   #37501
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In a couple of hours at the Moors to 6 p.m. I saw nothing to add to the above apart from a singing Cetti's in the sluice area. Mistle Thrush was still s8ng8ng as was a single Chaffinch by the North Moors hide. Two L.Egrets flew towards the ER at dusk.
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 21:42   #37502
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Today 18 of us prepared Amy's Marsh for the forthcoming breeding season .
This included us planting many clumps of juncus on snipe island. This was dug up from the season pool and transported to the east bank and finally on the island via a bridge in the form of the aluminium boat. Once it takes hold the island will have enough cover for breeding species hopefully lapwing. The island will also be less prone to erosion as the juncus will hopefully hold the soil in place.
Also today we used three brush cutters to cut back large areas of bramble and rank vegetation. Stands of reed has encroached along the Eastern arm of the Broadmeadow Pool and up the bank behind the sand Martin bank. This has reduced the available grazing areas for cattle and ultimately wading birds have fewer feeding areas. The reeds and all the brash was burned.The area now looks very open and attractive to a wide range of birds and the flora will also benefit and become more enriched. In two weeks time we will be clearing the Broadmeadow island and the area will then be ready for the breeding season.

Many thanks to the crew and thanks to Tony B and Nick F for the cakes
Alan D. Andy A. Bob G. Bob O. Bobby P. Bob R. Ian B. John C. Julie W. Keith M. Kim W. Nick F. Paul M. Ray C. Steve S. Terry W. Tony B and me.
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pics from today
1 The East arm of the Broadmeadow before work started
2. Work in progress East arm cleared ,
3. The view of the Broadmeadow from the southern bank
4. close up of snipe island after having the juncus transplanted
5. View of Snipe island and Broadmeadow after reed bed has been brush cut behind sand martin bank.

Next week we will be working at the Flashes
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 12:16   #37503
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From the Flashes first thing this morning Andy P reports:

3 Avocet, 10 Curlew, 65 Lapwing, Shelduck, 60 Teal, 200 BHG, Skylark.

Also at least 4 Little Egret in roost at the Sailing Pool.
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 12:19   #37504
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From the Moors Pool this morning Des reports:

Yellow-legged Gull (fourth calendar year), 72 Pochard, 13 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 11 Snipe, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Egrets.

Can't believe it's taken over seven weeks into the year to get our fourth species of gull!
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 20:59   #37505
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Today's highlights:

MOORS/ED RES*
Pochard (92)------------------------Yellow-legged Gull (4th cal year). Present on and off for 10 minutes.
Teal (27)-------------------------------Shoveler (18)
Gadwall (4)----------------------------Shelduck (6)
Tufted Duck (46)----------------------Snipe (11). 17 reported by AJP.
Oystercatcher (3)---------------------Lapwing (c140)
Herring Gull (2)-----------------------B H Gull (c250)
G C Grebe (2)-------------------------Little Grebe (2)
Cormorant (13)-----------------------Coal Tit (1)
Cetti's Warbler (2)--------------------Pheasant
L B B Gull (2)-------------------------Treecreeper*
Harris Hawk. Photographed by Jill Orme from the North Moors hide, flying south. It was relocated in a tree near Hobden Hall farm before it returned to its home along the A38 where travellers are camped.

FLASHES/SAILING POOL*
Avocet (3)-----------------------------Tufted Duck (18)*
Curlew (10)---------------------------G C Grebe (8)*
Little Egret (9)* roosting this evening.

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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 21:50   #37506
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Today's highlights:

MOORS/ED RES*
Pochard (92)------------------------Yellow-legged Gull (4th cal year). Present on and off for 10 minutes.
Teal (27)-------------------------------Shoveler (18)
Gadwall (4)----------------------------Shelduck (6)
Tufted Duck (46)----------------------Snipe (11). 17 reported by AJP.
Oystercatcher (3)---------------------Lapwing (c140)
Herring Gull (2)-----------------------B H Gull (c250)
G C Grebe (2)-------------------------Little Grebe (2)
Cormorant (13)-----------------------Coal Tit (1)
Cetti's Warbler (2)--------------------Pheasant
L B B Gull (2)-------------------------Treecreeper*
Harris Hawk. Photographed by Jill Orme from the North Moors hide, flying south. It was relocated in a tree near Hobden Hall farm before it returned to its home along the A38 where travellers are camped.

FLASHES/SAILING POOL*
Avocet (3)-----------------------------Tufted Duck (18)*
Curlew (10)---------------------------G C Grebe (8)*
Little Egret (9)* roosting this evening.

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Hi Des. where the egrets roosting on the Sailing pool and what time were they in. I checked the NW corner ( in front of the garage - when looking from our gate to the FLASHES) last night &didn't see any.
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 23:05   #37507
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Hi Des. where the egrets roosting on the Sailing pool and what time were they in. I checked the NW corner ( in front of the garage - when looking from our gate to the FLASHES) last night &didn't see any.
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The Egrets in the roost this morning were more to the south west of the Sailing Pool. Between the boats and the farm. No sign of Stone Curlew or Scottish Crossbill today
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Hi Des. where the egrets roosting on the Sailing pool and what time were they in. I checked the NW corner ( in front of the garage - when looking from our gate to the FLASHES) last night &didn't see any.
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Hi John. The Egrets were roosting in the NE corner as they always appear to. They were viewed from near the gate to the temporary car park, but it is noticeable that as you move towards the Sailing Centre the Egrets become difficult to see. When you are walking along the southern path to the steps you can't see any Egrets, but they are there.

Tonight, the Egrets were roosting particularly early with five present at 17.00. At dusk there were nine.

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The Egrets in the roost this morning were more to the south west of the Sailing Pool. Between the boats and the farm. No sign of Stone Curlew or Scottish Crossbill today
Thanks Andy both flyovers
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Hi John. The Egrets were roosting in the NE corner as they always appear to. They were viewed from near the gate to the temporary car park, but it is noticeable that as you move towards the Sailing Centre the Egrets become difficult to see. When you are walking along the southern path to the steps you can't see any Egrets, but they are there.

Tonight, the Egrets were roosting particularly early with five present at 17.00. At dusk there were nine.

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Thanks Des..opposite corner to where I have previously seen them . Too dark by time I got to my car jogn
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Thanks Des..opposite corner to where I have previously seen them . Too dark by time I got to my car jogn
I've found that even in almost total darkness there is enough light to highlight a cluster of white shapes. It's fortunate that Egrets are so white.

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last hour at the flashes tonight, 1000+ BHG did my best to try and find something with them no luck .3 LBBG giving grief ,1 Snipe 1 Avocet, 12 Curlew, Lapwings, 3 Green sandpiper,Teal, 2 mute swans (3rd Flash) 16 coot,20 starling..
1 BHG 2nd flash
2 all up
3 where have they gone?
4 oh there
5 Curlew Island.
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Ten Little Egrets in Sailing Pool roost this evening - north-east corner, best viewed from overflow car park, anywhere from fishing pegs 23-26.
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Ten Little Egrets in Sailing Pool roost this evening - north-east corner, best viewed from overflow car park, anywhere from fishing pegs 23-26.
Where's "stato" with the highest Little Egret total?

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