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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 10:11   #8201
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Minimum 30 linnets in the stubble field.per Mike Ixer
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 14:21   #8202
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I don't think they have a set work party day so I'd imagine the hide will be open if they have a vol to do it
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Thank you Dave. Didn't make it today, going to try on Thursday instead.
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 18:12   #8203
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Thank you Dave. Didn't make it today, going to try on Thursday instead.
I might be down there myself Thursday
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 20:40   #8204
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Today's Linnet flock reached 50+
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 14:37   #8205
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Forge Mill Caspian Gull, Common Gull, Oystercatcher x3, Shelduck (36 Days) , Grey Wagtail, Lapwing c32, Snipe c27, Goosander x12, Pochard c19 and Wigeon x16
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Swan pool Goldeneye male and 3 female
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 14:39   #8207
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Field opposite Forge mill Car Park c50 Fieldfare and c10 Redwings
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 17:14   #8208
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 18:19   #8209
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Forge Mill Caspian Gull, Common Gull, Oystercatcher x3, Shelduck (36 Days) , Grey Wagtail, Lapwing c32, Snipe c27, Goosander x12, Pochard c19 and Wigeon x16
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Managed exactly 50 species around Forge Mill and the maize field this morning, although I missed the Common Gull. Lovely morning for a walk.

Thanks to the gents in the hide for their advice.
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 19:15   #8210
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What time was you in the hide ?
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Old Friday 22nd February 2019, 20:12   #8211
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Just after it opened, for 30 mins or so? Richard Baker was in there, must have left shortly after me as I popped back to the maize field for another look before I went home, and he turned up in his car a few minutes after I'd arrived.
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Old Friday 22nd February 2019, 22:48   #8212
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Just after it opened, for 30 mins or so? Richard Baker was in there, must have left shortly after me as I popped back to the maize field for another look before I went home, and he turned up in his car a few minutes after I'd arrived.
Shame I must have just missed you
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Old Saturday 23rd February 2019, 11:14   #8213
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League Table 23/02/19
Neil adds Linnet to his Valley list

01. Pete Hackett 213 Caspian Gull
02. Dave Saunders 211 Caspian Gull
03. Tim Hextell 204 Caspian Gull
04. Matt Hadlington 196 Caspian Gull
05. Mel Jones 188 Caspian Gull
06. Pete Forbes 185 Yellow Legged Gull
07. Hughie King 179 Caspian Gull
08. Dave Waite 176 Red Crested Pochard
09. John Clarke 175 Caspian Gull
10. Dave Jackson 175 Caspian Gull
11. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff
12. Terry Parker 172 Caspian Gull
13. Steve Lilly 165 Red Crested Pochard
14. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
15. Tracy Saunders 157 Red Legged partridge
16. Mike Ixer 154 Great White Egret
17. Steve Roper 147 Red Crested Pochard
18. Craig Reed 136 Shelduck
19. Richard Eyres 134 Caspian Gull
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 124 Shelduck
22. Andy Thomas 121 Mandarin
23. Richard Davis 121 Red Legged Partridge
24. Wali Taylor 117 Red Crested Pochard
25. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
26. Jason Davis 112 Wood Sandpiper
27. Kev Wardlaw 101 Red Legged Partridge
28. Richard Baker 101 Stonechat
29. Neil Gadsby 90 Linnet

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Old Saturday 23rd February 2019, 11:15   #8214
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Shelduck still present and 4 Oystercatcher per Carl Seabode

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Goldeneye x4 still on Swan Pool per Hughie King
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Old Saturday 23rd February 2019, 12:02   #8216
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League Table 23/02/19
Jason had a recount and now moved to 24th position with 121

01. Pete Hackett 213 Caspian Gull
02. Dave Saunders 211 Caspian Gull
03. Tim Hextell 204 Caspian Gull
04. Matt Hadlington 196 Caspian Gull
05. Mel Jones 188 Caspian Gull
06. Pete Forbes 185 Yellow Legged Gull
07. Hughie King 179 Caspian Gull
08. Dave Waite 176 Red Crested Pochard
09. John Clarke 175 Caspian Gull
10. Dave Jackson 175 Caspian Gull
11. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff
12. Terry Parker 172 Caspian Gull
13. Steve Lilly 165 Red Crested Pochard
14. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
15. Tracy Saunders 157 Red Legged partridge
16. Mike Ixer 154 Great White Egret
17. Steve Roper 147 Red Crested Pochard
18. Craig Reed 136 Shelduck
19. Richard Eyres 134 Caspian Gull
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 124 Shelduck
22. Andy Thomas 121 Mandarin
23. Richard Davis 121 Red Legged Partridge
24. Jason Davis 121 Wood Sandpiper
25. Wali Taylor 117 Red Crested Pochard
26. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
27. Kev Wardlaw 101 Red Legged Partridge
28. Richard Baker 101 Stonechat
29. Neil Gadsby 90 Linnet

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Red Kite just wondered through salters heading for west Brom per John Clarke
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Goldeneye 5 birds, 2m and 3 f birds on Forge mill
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Dave Saunders- 88 Kittiwake
Matt Hadlington - 85 Linnet
John Clarke -84 Red Kite
Mike Ixer - 82 Skylark
Hughie King - 76 Linnet
Tim Hextell -75 Linnet
Richard Baker -75 Stonechat
Dave Waite -71- Goldcrest
Wali Taylor -68 Jack Snipe
Steve Lilly -65 Fieldfare
Carl Seabode -62 Peregrine
Terry Parker -60 Green Woodpecker
Adrian Kirton- 58 Willow Tit
Paul Aggett - 49 Water Rail
Richard Eyers - 48 Caspian Gull
Rob Preston - 38 Little Egret

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Common Gull still present on Forge mill per Hughie King
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Marsh Tit near Ice House Lake per Steve Roper
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Buzzard 12+ in Valley and Caspian Gull on Forge mill per Steve Roper
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01. Pete Hackett 213 Caspian Gull
02. Dave Saunders 211 Caspian Gull
03. Tim Hextell 204 Caspian Gull
04. Matt Hadlington 196 Caspian Gull
05. Mel Jones 188 Caspian Gull
06. Pete Forbes 185 Yellow Legged Gull
07. Hughie King 179 Caspian Gull
08. Dave Waite 176 Red Crested Pochard
09. John Clarke 175 Caspian Gull
10. Dave Jackson 175 Caspian Gull
11. Simon Edwards 172 Ruff
12. Terry Parker 172 Caspian Gull
13. Steve Lilly 165 Red Crested Pochard
14. Pete Carless 159 Black Redstart
15. Tracy Saunders 157 Red Legged partridge
16. Mike Ixer 154 Great White Egret
17. Steve Roper 147 Red Crested Pochard
18. Craig Reed 136 Shelduck
19. Richard Eyres 134 Caspian Gull
20. Bob Slater 125 Great Northern Diver
21. Carl seabode 124 Shelduck
22. Andy Thomas 121 Mandarin
23. Richard Davis 121 Red Legged Partridge
24. Jason Davis 121 Wood Sandpiper
25. Wali Taylor 117 Red Crested Pochard
26. Matt Gibbs 112 Green Sandpiper
27. Kev Wardlaw 101 Red Legged Partridge
28. Richard Baker 103 Red Kite
29. Neil Gadsby 90 Linnet
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