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Old Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 08:37   #8751
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The first Siskin of the Autumn over Park farm
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Stonechat x2 and a Whinchat near swan pool per Richard Baker
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Old Thursday 3rd October 2019, 15:12   #8753
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Redwing x2 first of the Autumn at Salters Lane
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Old Friday 4th October 2019, 11:07   #8754
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Goshawk flew low over TV canal towards Legion field 11.30. Fem/imm mobbed by crows. 4 Redwing West.
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A trog around most of the valley this morning. Around 90 Redwing flew over before 11am. Stonechat on north shoreline of Swan Pool in reedbed. A fair few Chiffchaff around per Craig Reed
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2 wigeon and a single pintail on FM. Water level has come up a lot since yesterday.
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Common Gull and Peregrine per Eric Norman
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Stonechat X5 Salters Lane area per Hughie King
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Rock pipit over Forge Mill per Pete Hackett
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Late news yesterday Mandarin x3 2male on Forge Mill
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Med Gull Adult on islands Forge Mill per Wali Taylor
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Med and Little Egret by Wali Taylor
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Will the supplementary feeding in the field next to the crematorium be happening again this winter?
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Old Friday 11th October 2019, 08:20   #8764
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Yes, we'll probably be starting feeding again some time in November. Not sure it will be quite as successful as last winter as the maize is in another field this year. Fingers crossed we'll still attract good numbers and maybe something nice!

I'm sure Dave will put a message out on here and Twitter when we start again.

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Swan pool :- Tufted Duck c,36,Wigeon x7, Shoveler x6, M - pipit x9, Redwing x5 and Stonechat
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Med Gull on island
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Rock pipit Island briefly
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Old Saturday 12th October 2019, 13:27   #8768
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Med Gull, Rock pipit, Pintail, Common Gull, Stonechat x2, Swallow X5, Chiffchaff 6+, Raven x2, Skylark 24+, Meadow pipit 10+, Redwing 10+, Little Egret x4, Peregrine and Barnacles x9
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Yes, we'll probably be starting feeding again some time in November. Not sure it will be quite as successful as last winter as the maize is in another field this year. Fingers crossed we'll still attract good numbers and maybe something nice!

I'm sure Dave will put a message out on here and Twitter when we start again.

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Put to days sighting together and it's looks really impressive :- Med Gull, Rock pipit, Pintail, Common Gull, Stonechat x2, Swallow X5, Chiffchaff 6+, Raven x2, Skylark 26+, Meadow pipit 10+, Redwing 10+, Little Egret x4, Peregrine, Snipe c18, Goosander 10+, Lapwing c19, Teal c11, Pochard c22, Cormorant c18, Shoveler x10+,, Pheasant Barnacles x9, Kingfisher, Buzzard c6, Ring necked Parakeets c50, Greenfinch c18, Water Rail and Grey wagtail
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Valley year list on:- 141
Latest:- Goshawk

White Wagtail not counted

Dave Saunders - 129 Rock pipit
Matt Hadlington -123 Mediterranean Gull
John Clarke -118 Hobby
Mike Ixer - 117 Stonechat
Hughie King -115 Pheasant
Richard Baker- 110 Peregrine
Steve Lilly -109 Mediterranean Gull
Terry Parker - 109 Rock pipit
Wali Taylor - 107 Stonechat
Dave Waite - 106 Whinchat
Tim Hextell- 106 Stonechat
Rob Preston -89 Mediterranean Gull
Carl Seabode -86 Redstart
Paul Aggett- 73 Green Sandpiper
Richard Eyres -65 House Martin
Adrian Kirton- 58 Willow Tit

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Rock pipit on island briefly this AM
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Also Mandarin and Pintail
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Had a report of a BHG with a Grey White ring ST25259
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