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Old Sunday 30th September 2018, 20:08   #7676
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Fieldfare x2 today per Birdtrack
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 13:34   #7677
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Ad Med Gull Forge Mill. Per Hughie King
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 20:33   #7678
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 09:53   #7679
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Female Pintail In front of hide.per Richard Baker
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 12:14   #7680
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Jack Snipe on Bund per Craig Reed
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 15:14   #7681
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Pintail x2 per Wali Taylor
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 19:38   #7682
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A very pleasant couple of hours around Forge Mill with Wali 17:30-19:30

Goosander x34 smashing the old October record of 29 birds,
Canada Geese c400+
Black Headed Gull c300+
Cormorant c25+
Mallard c100+
Shoveler c40+
Teal c40+
Pochard x9
Gadwall c20+
Great Crested Grebe x5 + 1 Juv
Tufted Duck c50+
Jackdaw c450+
Snipe C4 flying in
Lapwing c40+
Buzzard C4
Sparrowhawk
Ring Necked Parakeet x12

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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 20:10   #7683
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Still bouncing at 6.45 pm , right of hide viewed from bench on opposite side of the pool
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 20:11   #7684
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Still bouncing at 6.45 pm , right of hide viewed from bench on opposite side of the pool
Sorry should be 5.45 pm
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Year lists as of 6/10/18

overall Valley year list on 141

White Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear not included in Total

Dave Saunders -127 Golden Plover
Pete Hackett -118 Redstart
John Clarke -117 Redstart
Matt Hadlington -113 Hobby
Rob Preston-108 Garganey
Mike Ixer -108 Barnacle Geese
Mel Jones-107 Hobby
Hughie King -107 Jack Snipe
Craig Reed-105 Redstart
Wali Taylor -105 Meadow Pipit
Dave Waite- 101 Barnacle Geese
Steve Lilly -96 Barnacle Geese
Terry Parker -95 Whinchat
Carl Seabode -92 Hobby
Adrian Kirton -81 Buzzard
Richard Eyers - 79 Redstart
Tony Johnson - 77 Garganey
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Tawny Owl heard calling 19:30 last night over the River from the Reserve
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Redwings over salters per John Clarke
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Med gull on the little rocky islands (finally) and a singing chiffchaff by the railway.per Mike Ixer
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Nice hour or so with JC over Salters. 9 Skylark over Inc. flock of 7. 2 Chiffchaff, Swallow, 10+Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunt plenty Pied Wag and Starling. Per Pete Hackett
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Bit of skylark passage over FM. Had at least 6 over in last 15 mins per Mike Ixer
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Skylark 17 birds over Forge Mill by 09:40 per Mike Ixer
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Tawny Owl calling from concrete road wood 19.10. 36 Goosander, large flock Wigeon flying around calling, 2 Water Rail, 40+Lapwing.per Pete Hackett
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Goosander x36 new October record
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2 raven being mobbed by carrion crows Newton fields/ Monks Meadow per Steve Lilly
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2 stonechat, marsh from Andy Kilgalan screen per Steve Lilly
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Pintail still present, 13 Snipe and a Jack Snipe on island per Steve Lilly
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One male Stonechat still mid afternoon's. 15 Redwing over High Bridges.per Pete Hackett
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Jack Snipe from the Hide per Craig Reed
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Med Gull just dropped in per Craig Reed
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