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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 05:12   #37076
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 07:55   #37077
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From the Moors Pool early morning Dave J reports:

A Dunlin flying around calling in the dark at 06.30 and then flying around pool at 07.20, 4 Whooper Swans, Wigeon, 3 Pochard, Meadow Pipit, 200 Starling from roost in reeds.
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 08:01   #37078
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From the Flashes early morning JTB reports:

Greylag Geese 52, Canada Geese 210, Mallard 165, Teal 15. Lapwing 400+, Curlew 12, Snipe 12, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin 2, BH Gull 700, Little Owl, Cetti's Warbler singing. Wood Pigeon 1000! (all roosting locally), Redwing over, Fieldfare 25, Linnet 40, Meadow Pipit 2 over, Greenfinch, Chaffinch.
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4 Dunlin briefly at the Flashes as per Andy P (plus 1 still at the Moors Pool as per Dave J)
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Dave J updates from the Moors Pool:

Golden Plover circled pool at 08.57 then flew off east, now 8 Pochard, Siskin, Coal Tit.
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Redhead Goosander flew south and adult Common Gull briefly at the Moors Pool as per Dave J; also 2 further Dunlin.
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 16:48   #37082
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8 Golden Plover through the Flashes late afternoon flying north as per JTB
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 18:28   #37083
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pleasant evening at the moors even in silhouette .
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 18:36   #37084
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19 snipe flew out in the dark, large number of wood pigeon over education res ,300+ starlings around the north moors.
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Old Saturday 17th November 2018, 19:43   #37085
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November All dayer

A pretty low key affair with a handful of us taking part. Dave J. Andy P. Andy A .Phil W. Paul C. Kev H. Tim O and myself.
Both sides of the reserve were covered throughout the day.
We totalled 74 species. A few notable exceptions were Peregrine. Gadwall. Redpoll. Skylark. Collared dove and nuthatch.
Migrants on the day included Golden plover 12 (1 early am and 11 late on) in both sightings the birds never landed. Dunlin up to 8 individuals passed through. Goosander flew through the Moors.
Good numbers of waders were on site. Lapwing 510 min. Snipe 35. Curlew 12. Green sand 7 this evening.
BHG 700+ roosted overnight (Friday) but only 150 this evening. A common gull was the only scarce gull.
Raptor were sparrowhawk. Buzzard and kestrel.The little owl was in the delapidated barn at Flashes am and this evening. Large numbers of wood pigeons c1000 FLASHES this morning. 450 thrushes mostly redwing . Little egret 2 At Sailing Pool.
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Whooper Swans 4. Mute swan 7 (FLASHES)
Little grebe 6. GCG 4 (sailing pool). Shoveler 19. Teal c65. Wigeon fem. Mallard 160 FLASHES am.
Pochard 8. Tufted 45.
Coot c100 total.
Stock dove I only saw 2!!. Green woodp. Great spotted w. Kingfisher. Raven Rook 2. Jay.
Cetti's w 3. Blackcap 2. Chiffchaff. Goldcrest 3. Coal tit 2. Meadow pipit 10+. Treecreeper.
Siskin. Linnet 6. Greenfinch 4. Bullfinch 4. Chafginch 10.
Starling c50.
Mistle thrush. Song thrush singing. Grey wag. Pied wag 4.
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A pretty low key affair with a handful of us taking part. Dave J. Andy P. Andy A .Phil W. Paul C. Kev H. Tim O and myself.
Both sides of the reserve were covered throughout the day.
We totalled 74 species. A few notable exceptions were Peregrine. Gadwall. Redpoll. Skylark. Collared dove and nuthatch.
Migrants on the day included Golden plover 12 (1 early am and 11 late on) in both sightings the birds never landed. Dunlin up to 8 individuals passed through. Goosander flew through the Moors.
Good numbers of waders were on site. Lapwing 510 min. Snipe 35. Curlew 12. Green sand 7 this evening.
BHG 700+ roosted overnight (Friday) but only 150 this evening. A common gull was the only scarce gull.
Raptor were sparrowhawk. Buzzard and kestrel.The little owl was in the delapidated barn at Flashes am and this evening. Large numbers of wood pigeons c1000 FLASHES this morning. 450 thrushes mostly redwing . Little egret 2 At Sailing Pool.
Other counts:
Whooper Swans 4. Mute swan 7 (FLASHES)
Little grebe 6. GCG 4 (sailing pool). Shoveler 19. Teal c65. Wigeon fem. Mallard 160 FLASHES am.
Pochard 8. Tufted 45.
Coot c100 total.
Stock dove I only saw 2!!. Green woodp. Great spotted w. Kingfisher. Raven Rook 2. Jay.
Cetti's w 3. Blackcap 2. Chiffchaff. Goldcrest 3. Coal tit 2. Meadow pipit 10+. Treecreeper.
Siskin. Linnet 6. Greenfinch 4. Bullfinch 4. Chafginch 10.
Starling c50.
Mistle thrush. Song thrush singing. Grey wag. Pied wag 4.
John Layj recorded Gadwall on BirdTrack
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4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool today as per Andy Pitt plus Shelduck new in.
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Jack Snipe at the Moors Pool in Amy's Marsh as per Andy P
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Old Sunday 18th November 2018, 16:09   #37089
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There were two pairs of Gadwall on the Moors Pool around 2:30pm yesterday, one pair quite close to the East Hide.

I saw JTB yesterday but didn't realise they were worth mentioning...
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There were two pairs of Gadwall on the Moors Pool around 2:30pm yesterday, one pair quite close to the East Hide.

I saw JTB yesterday but didn't realise they were worth mentioning...
Cheers John that took the total to 75
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Today's work party Moors

Tomorrow we will complete the opening up of Amy's Marsh. This involves pollarding willows in the South East corner of the reserve.

The following week we will be at the FLASHES...there to assist Nick the fencing contractor. Blackthorn along the line of the extended fence line will be removed.We will also be doing scrub management.

Tomorrow please meet at the East hide from 9ish. john
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From the Moors Pool today Andys A and P report:

Whooper Swan 4, Gadwall 2, Teal 30, Shoveler 32, Pochard 17, Tufted Duck 37, Shelduck 2, Little Grebe 6, Coot 50, Jack Snipe, female Goosander for a few minutes early afternoon before flying off north at 1:55pm.
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From the Flashes today Andy P reports:

2 Shelduck (later at the Moors Pool), 505 Lapwing, 12 Curlew, 209 Canada Geese, c50 Greylag Geese, 19 Teal, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 100+ Redwing, 10 Fieldfare.

Also a drake Pochard, 6 GC Grebe and 42 Coot at Sailing Pool
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From the Moors Pool today Andys A and P report:

Whooper Swan 4, Gadwall 2, Teal 30, Shoveler 32, Pochard 17, Tufted Duck 37, Shelduck 2, Little Grebe 6, Coot 50, Jack Snipe, female Goosander for a few minutes early afternoon before flying off north at 1:55pm.
Also 18 Common Snipe and 2 Coal Tits at the North Moors feeder station. No Common Snipe seen by Phil W and I at the Flashes this morning.
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From the Flashes early morning Andy P reports:

c200 Canada Geese, c100 BH Gull, c450 Lapwing, 12 Curlew, 15 Mallard, 1 Teal, Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrines.
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From the Moors Pool early morning JTB reports:

Whooper Swan 4. Little grebe 5. Shoveler 20. Teal 32. Pochard 15+. Tufted 35. Snipe 8. Curlew .lapwing 350.

Also 18 Teal on the Hen Pool as per Andy P.
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