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Old Wednesday 8th August 2018, 11:31   #7426
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Shoveler C5
Teal c6
Lapwing c39
Gadwall c7
Swift c20+
Swallow c10+
Pochard x3
Great Crested Grebe c3
Cormorant x10
Oystercatcher
Buzzard
Snipe

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Old Thursday 9th August 2018, 12:19   #7427
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Swift steady passage c100+
Swallow c30+
Lapwing c35
Common Sandpiper x2
Teal c8
Cormorant c9
Shoveler c10
Pochard x4
Gadwall c17
Ring Necked Parakeet x3
House Martin c15
Starling c50
Stock Dove x2
Reed Warbler
Oystercatcher
Buzzard x2
Kingfisher
Sand Martin c2
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Old Thursday 9th August 2018, 13:29   #7428
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Salters Lane
Still 10+ Swallow around Stables, Linnet, Goldfinch several family parties, Blackcap, House Sparrow c12 and possible Hobby seen very briefly
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Old Friday 10th August 2018, 09:08   #7429
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Skylarks x2 in Swan Pool Meadow yesterday per Janet
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 09:34   #7430
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Black Tailed Godwit on island per Carl seabode
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 09:36   #7431
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League Table 11/08/18

Carl adds Black Tailed Godwit to his 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. Terry Parker 171 Common Scoter
11. John Clarke 170 Turnstone
12. Steve Lilly 161 Turnstone
13. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
14. Tracy Saunders 156 Ring Necked Parakeet,
15. Mike Ixer 151 Cuckoo
16. Steve Roper 143 Hawfinch
17. Richard Eyres 132 Turnstone
18. Craig Reed 126 Turnstone
19. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
20. Carl seabode 122 Black Tailed Godwit
21. Andy Thomas 119 Brambling
22. Richard Davis 117 Firecrest
23. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
24. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper
25. Wali Taylor 103 Turnstone
26. Kev Wardlaw 96 Turnstone
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 13:27   #7432
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Single Redhead Goosander on Forge Mill per Mike Ixer
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 13:28   #7433
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36 lapwing, 13 cormorants, 8 shoveler and an oyk.per Mike Ixer

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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 16:14   #7434
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Just heard planning application for 1500 homes near Barr Beacon. Load farmland going. Good for Yellowhammer, Skylark, Linnet etc. Where will it all end?
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 19:31   #7435
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Year lists as of 11/8/18

overall Valley year list on 137.

White Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear not included in Totals

Terry added Green Sandpiper and Carl added Black Tailed Godwit


Dave Saunders -122 Mediterranean Gull
Pete Hackett -113 Turnstone
John Clarke -111 Hobby
Matt Hadlington -108 Crossbill
Rob Preston - 106 Green Sandpiper
Mel Jones -105 Crossbill
Mike Ixer -103 Sedge Warbler
Craig Reed -101 Mediterranean Gull
Wali Taylor -100 Mediterranean Gull
Hughie King-99 Turnstone
Dave Waite- 97 Linnet
Terry Parker -93 Green Sandpiper
Steve Lilly -90 Turnstone
Carl Seabode -89 Black Tailed Godwit
Adrian Kirton -81 Buzzard
Richard Eyers - 76 Turnstone
Tony Johnson -74 Lesser Whitethroat
Pete Carless -65 Common Gull
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Old Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:58   #7436
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Old Sunday 12th August 2018, 13:35   #7437
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Green Sandpiper in Marsh per John Clarke
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Old Monday 13th August 2018, 10:21   #7438
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League Table 12/08/18

Dave Jackson joins our league table

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 132 Turnstone
19. Craig Reed 126 Turnstone
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 122 Black Tailed Godwit
22. Andy Thomas 119 Brambling
23. Richard Davis 117 Firecrest
24. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
25. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper
26. Wali Taylor 103 Turnstone
27. Kev Wardlaw 96 Turnstone

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Old Tuesday 14th August 2018, 13:00   #7439
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An impressive 45 Lapwing on Forge Mill
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Old Tuesday 14th August 2018, 13:11   #7440
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Pete Carless
we gave Pete a great send off today with eighty people in attendance Pete would have been well chuffed
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Old Wednesday 15th August 2018, 20:39   #7441
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Had a quick walk around the lake this afternoon picked up a valley year tick: green woodpecker 50+ house Martin passing through, 2 greylag per Steve Lilly
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Old Thursday 16th August 2018, 13:02   #7442
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A lap of Swan Pool and a look in the Paddocks with Matt gave very little reward Whitethroat, Blackcap and several Swallow
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Old Thursday 16th August 2018, 13:03   #7443
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From the hide
Teal c7
Gadwall c12
Lapwing c45
Sparrowhawk x2
Buzzard
Cormorant x6
Shoveler c3
Great Crested Grebe x2
Swift c60
House Martin c30
Swallow c6
Pochard x5
Goosander x2
Snipe
Kingfisher
Willow Warbler
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Old Thursday 16th August 2018, 13:04   #7444
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A walk around Salters with Matt again produced very little with Swift, House Martin's and Swallows being the main highlights
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salters yesterday evening very quiet but 20 plus mistle thrush and a skylark m8 per John Clarke
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Old Friday 17th August 2018, 08:23   #7446
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Forge Mill 8-845: Little Egret, 2 Snipe, Oystercatcher, 43 Lapwing, 11 Swift, good numbers Willow Warblers. 21 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Goosander.per Pete Hackett
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2 Pochard, redhead Goosander from the slipway FML, Lapwing and Willow Warbler around North Island, few Chiffchaff around FML. Kingfisher on Cascade Pool earlier per Matt Hadlington
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Little Egret Forge Mill per Wali Taylor
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Old Saturday 18th August 2018, 19:22   #7449
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Year lists as of 18/8/18

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White Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear not included in Totals

John, Hughie and Wali added Green Sandpiper
and Steve added Green Woodpecker


Dave Saunders -122 Mediterranean Gull
Pete Hackett -113 Turnstone
John Clarke -112 Green Sandpiper
Matt Hadlington -108 Crossbill
Rob Preston - 106 Green Sandpiper
Mel Jones -105 Crossbill
Mike Ixer -103 Sedge Warbler
Craig Reed -101 Mediterranean Gull
Wali Taylor -101 Green Sandpiper
Hughie King-100 Green Sandpiper
Dave Waite- 97 Linnet
Terry Parker -93 Green Sandpiper
Steve Lilly -91 Green Woodpecker
Carl Seabode -89 Black Tailed Godwit
Adrian Kirton -81 Buzzard
Richard Eyers - 76 Turnstone
Tony Johnson -74 Lesser Whitethroat
Pete Carless -65 Common Gull
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Old Sunday 19th August 2018, 07:41   #7450
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Late news yesterday Green Sandpiper Forge Mill per Wali Taylor
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