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Old Thursday 13th February 2020, 21:17   #39401
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At the Moors Pool today Phil W reports:

At least 25 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret 3 Shelduck, Cetti's Warbler.
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Old Thursday 13th February 2020, 21:18   #39402
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The Belgian ringed Black-headed Gull - EH53 - was in the roost again on Tuesday 11th.
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Old Thursday 13th February 2020, 21:37   #39403
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This evening at the Flashes Andy P reports:

2000+ BH Gull, 100+ LBB Gull, 6 Herring Gull, Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 7 Shelduck, Barn Owl seen 3 times between 1615 and 1745
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Not a lot about this afternoon, an Otter put up all the birds on Moors Pool and a pair of Stonechat were still at the Flashes.
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Old Friday 14th February 2020, 21:31   #39405
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

Barn Owl briefly at 0650, Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 84 Lapwing, 7 Shelduck, 25 Teal, c1000 BH Gull, 35 LBB Gull, Stonechat pair.
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Old Friday 14th February 2020, 21:38   #39406
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Only can add Raven over sailing pool also Chiffchaff heard calling from flashes steps
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Old Saturday 15th February 2020, 07:15   #39407
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Into the second half of February and the monthly list presently stands at 79 species with the year list progressed to 87 species.

Potential additions in the second half of the month include (year ticks in bold):

Whooper Swan, Pintail, Mandarin, Goosander, Goldeneye, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, GBB Gull, Tawny Owl, Feral Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Treecreeper, House Sparrow, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer
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Old Saturday 15th February 2020, 07:57   #39408
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From the Flashes early morning Gert reports:

Barn Owl at first light, 11 Curlew, 6 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, approx 1500 BH Gull, 60 LBB Gull and a few Herring Gulls, singing Chiffchaff by the steps.
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Into the second half of February and the monthly list presently stands at 79 species with the year list progressed to 87 species.

Potential additions in the second half of the month include (year ticks in bold):

Whooper Swan, Pintail, Mandarin, Goosander, Goldeneye, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, GBB Gull, Tawny Owl, Feral Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Treecreeper, House Sparrow, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer
Can only add whisper it Feral Pigeon, there have been the same 3 dropping into the flashes on several occasions.
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Old Saturday 15th February 2020, 09:51   #39410
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Can only add whisper it Feral Pigeon, there have been the same 3 dropping into the flashes on several occasions.
Shhhh! Will update accordingly Phil
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Nothing to add to the year list this afternoon at both Moors & Flashes. Best at Moors were 37 Shoveler, 5 Pochard. 4-5 Snipe & an Oystercatcher. At Flashes only the roost worth mentioning - 1,700+ BHG including four darvic-ringed birds (see Twitter for details), 300+ LBBG & 25+ Herring all buzzed three times by a Peregrine. Also Oystercatcher, 106 Lapwing, 5 Shelduck & 10 Curlew.
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Nothing to add to the year list this afternoon at both Moors & Flashes. Best at Moors were 37 Shoveler, 5 Pochard. 4-5 Snipe & an Oystercatcher. At Flashes only the roost worth mentioning - 1,700+ BHG including four darvic-ringed birds (see Twitter for details), 300+ LBBG & 25+ Herring all buzzed three times by a Peregrine. Also Oystercatcher, 106 Lapwing, 5 Shelduck & 10 Curlew.
Just to expand, Mike's four ringed BHGs were T81U (first seen last year and a couple of times previously this year), 2K44 (a regular returning bird but the first time it has been noted this year), 2A23 (bred at Upton last year) and a new bird with yellow ring and black code TLHU from the usual Polish ringing scheme which Mike is pursuing the details for.
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Bad flooding at the Moors Pool this morning - Gert has adandoned the east hide with rising water levels. Worth having a gander at his Twitter account for pics of the current state of play
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At least the Chiffchaff by the steps down from the Sailing Pool was using the flooding Henbrook to its advantage, successfully gleaning insects (presumably pushed up by rising floodwater) from twigs and stems just above water level for about half an hour around midday and joined in this activity by a pair of Goldcrests and a pair of Long-tailed Tits for a while
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From a soggy Flashes this morning Gert reported:

2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, c200 Lapwing, 1000+ BH Gull, 10 Shoveler, good numbers of Teal, 8 Curlew close to hide, Rook over, House Sparrow in silver birches by Hen Brook

All the islands were under water
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4 Oystercatcher and 3 Pochard were the highlights from the Moors Pool as per Lloyd
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Nothing to add to the year list this afternoon at both Moors & Flashes. Best at Moors were 37 Shoveler, 5 Pochard. 4-5 Snipe & an Oystercatcher. At Flashes only the roost worth mentioning - 1,700+ BHG including four darvic-ringed birds (see Twitter for details), 300+ LBBG & 25+ Herring all buzzed three times by a Peregrine. Also Oystercatcher, 106 Lapwing, 5 Shelduck & 10 Curlew.
Additionally yesterday from the Moors Pool Gert reported 3 Little Egrets, 9 Pochard, Coal Tit, 35 Fieldfare and 70 Goldfinch along the Salwarpe
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Work Party Flashes 18th Feb

Tomorrow we will be finishing off at the FLASHES. A long list of small tasks and a few not so small tasks but all doable.
Please meet at top of steps to FLASHES at 8.45 to unload tools .
Julie is making cakes john
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From the Moors Pool today Phil W reports:

5 Little Egret, 1 drake Wigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Pochard, 6 Snipe, 4 Gadwall, 16 Teal.
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From the Flashes today Phil W reports (water level 0.6):

18 Teal, 3 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 100 BH Gull.
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