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Old Tuesday 9th October 2018, 14:09   #7701
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Little Egret on Forge Mill per Craig Reed
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Jack Snipe showing extremely well, Med Gull & Little Egret still at 3.00pm.
Beautiful warm sunny day. Thanks to Craig (eagle eyes) for picking out the Med Gull.
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Swan pool Yellow Legged Gull x2, Adult and 1st win + Rock pipit flew towards Forge Mill per Mel Jones
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Rock Pipit (142) new for the year
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browns field male merlin towards mway mobbed by kestrel also male stonechat 4 linnet over per Mel Jones
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Merlin (143) new for the year
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Swan Pool 7 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Gc Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 22 Herring Gull. Brown's just 1 Buzzard per Rob Preston
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Salters Lane 8 Buzzards, 5 Parakeets, 4 Siskin, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwings, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 110 Starling, 1 Skylark per Rob Preston
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Jack Snipe on bund per Wali Taylor
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Swan pool, Teal x21, Wigeon x10, Great Crested x5, Little Grebe x4, Cormorant x2, Pied Wagtail x3, Meadow pipit x2, Skylark and Chiffchaff
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A quiet afternoon in the hide. No sign of the Pipit since they watched the ‘Dunlin’ fly onto the main islands from the bund (about 12:15). Pintail, 22 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, 24 Gadwall, c15 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 2 Goosander per Craig Reed
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Rock Pipit records 2000-2018

19 records involving 20 birds

2000- 16/3
2001- 23/3, 23/6, 15/10.
2002- 6/3, 27/9
2003- nil
2004- 18-19/3, 28-29/3.
2005- nil
2006- 24/2, 28/3, and a record in Oct.
2007- 3/10 x2.
2008- nil
2009- nil
2010- 26/3, 16/5.
2011- nil
2012- nil
2013- 24/3.
2014- nil
2015- nil
2016- 23/9, 12/10.
2017- 12-13/10
2018- 11/10

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Pintail and Gadwall x31 on Forge Mill per Steve Lilly
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Year lists as of 13/10/18

overall Valley year list on 143

White Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear not included in Total

Dave Saunders -127 Golden Plover
Pete Hackett -121 Stonechat
John Clarke -117 Redstart
Matt Hadlington -113 Hobby
Mike Ixer- 109 Mediterranean Gull
Rob Preston-108 Garganey
Mel Jones-108 Rock pipit
Hughie King -107 Jack Snipe
Craig Reed-105 Redstart
Wali Taylor -105 Meadow Pipit
Dave Waite- 102 Pintail
Steve Lilly -99 Jack Snipe
Terry Parker -95 Whinchat
Carl Seabode -92 Hobby
Adrian Kirton -81 Buzzard
Richard Eyers - 81 Mediterranean Gull
Tony Johnson - 77 Garganey
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Year lists as of 13/10/18

overall Valley year list on 143

White Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear not included in Total

Dave Saunders -127 Golden Plover
Pete Hackett -121 Stonechat
John Clarke -117 Redstart
Matt Hadlington -113 Hobby
Mike Ixer- 109 Mediterranean Gull
Rob Preston-108 Garganey
Mel Jones-108 Rock pipit
Hughie King -107 Jack Snipe
Craig Reed-105 Redstart
Wali Taylor -105 Meadow Pipit
Dave Waite- 102 Pintail
Steve Lilly -99 Jack Snipe
Terry Parker -95 Whinchat
Carl Seabode -92 Hobby
Adrian Kirton -81 Buzzard
Richard Eyres - 82 Little Egret
Tony Johnson - 80 Little Egret
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Dave ,thanks for updating me, Tony & I had Jack Snipe ,Med Gull & Little Egret. Updated above
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20 Snipe,1 Jack, 8 Pochard, 14 Goosander ,22 cormorant, 27 Lapwing, 2 L Greeb, 1 F Pintail, 10 Widgeon, 16 Gadwall this morning per Eric.
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8 whooper Swan on swan pool briefly chased off by local Mute's per John Clarke
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Sandwell Valley Whooper Swan x3 birds over Forge Mill part of the original 8 per Wali Taylor
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League Table 24/10/18

Wali Taylor adds Whooper Swan to his Valley List

01. Pete Hackett 211 Glaucous Gull
02. Dave Saunders 210 Great White Egret
03. Tim Hextell 202 Red Throated Diver
04. Matt Hadlington 194 Hawfinch
05. Mel Jones 187 Hawfinch
06. Pete Forbes 180 Little Egret
07. Hughie King 178 Wood Sandpiper
08. Dave Waite 173 Red Kite
09. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff
10. Dave Jackson 172 White Fronted Geese
11. Terry Parker 171 Common Scoter
12. John Clarke 170 Turnstone
13. Steve Lilly 161 Turnstone
14. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
15. Tracy Saunders 156 Ring Necked Parakeet,
16. Mike Ixer 151 Cuckoo
17. Steve Roper 143 Hawfinch
18. Richard Eyres 133 Garganey
19. Craig Reed 132 Garganey
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 123 Garganey
22. Andy Thomas 120 Garganey
23. Richard Davis 118 Garganey
24. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
25. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper
26. Wali Taylor 109 Whooper Swan
27. Kev Wardlaw 97 Garganey
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Whooper Swans

we've had 15 records involving 39 birds out of the 15 records 24 have been fly over's and 15 have touched down
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15 Snipe, 27 Teal. RSPB island. 18 Redwing, 8 Meadow Pipit over per Craig Reed
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8 Redpoll over Dartmouth Park per Matt Hadlington
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