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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 06:31   #38676
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The full list of 84 species recorded (an above average total for the Autumn event) is as follows:

Mute Swan
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Shelduck
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Shoveler
Tufted Duck
Pheasant
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Kestrel
Hobby
Peregrine
Water Rail
Moorhen
Coot
Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Lapwing
Snipe
Curlew
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Black-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Herring Gull
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Collared Dove
Tawny Owl
Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Meadow Pipit
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Cetti's Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Goldcrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Raven
Starling
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 09:47   #38677
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All dayer Yesterday

Although the All Dayer is primarily about the number of different species we see, it is also a useful way of counting how many birds are on the reserve.

At this time of year birds aren't singing apart from the new male CETTI'S trying to set up territories and established males defending their's. Chiffchaff will briefly sing and other juvenile warblers will 'sub-song'.
However there were a lot of warbler contact alling and others foraging silently through the hedgerows and thickets. Most finch species were conspicuosly feeding on seeds, whether on the ground on thistles or the feeders there were plenty of them around yesterday.
Later I will attempt to quantify the numbers but overall there were a lot of birds of all species scattered around the reserve.. So if anyone would like to add their observations, that would helpbcreate a true sense of the
actual totals involved.
One example of the amount of birds on site, was when we spent 30 minutes at the North Moors feeders.
In that time we notched up the following.
Nuthatch, treecreeper, blackbird, jay, sparrowhawk, bullfinch 2. Goldcrest 2 poss 3. Blackcap 2. Chiffchaff 4+. Coal tit, blue, great and long tailed tit in good numbers probably 40+ birds and all this around 6pm.
So even at the this late time there were loads of birds about..
Minimum totals
Mute swan 6
Greylag 60
Canadas 350
Shelduck 2
Gadwall 12
Teal 60
Mallard 320.
Shoveler 10
Tufted 12
Little grebe 3
GCG 2
Cormorant 8
Little egret 3
Moorhen 60
Coot 100
Water rail 8
Avocet 3
LRP 1
Lapwing 120
Snipe 8
Curlew 13
Green sand 6
Common sand 1
BHG 900
LBBG 120
Herring gull 12
Yellow Legged Gull 1
Stock dove 80
Wood pigeon 300
Collared dove 2
Swift 2
Kingfisher 3
Sand martin 10
Swallow 120+
House martin 80+
Meadow pipit 120+
Grey wag 3
Pied wag 2
Blackbird c5 (very few seen must be many moulting hidden away)
Song thrush 3
Mistle thrush 15 (13 in one flock)
Cetti's w 6
Sedge warbler 4
Reed warbler 5
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Whitethroat 3
Blackcap 15+
Chiffchaff 30
Willow warbler 3+
Goldcrest 3
Long tailed tit 50+
Coal tit 2
Blue tit 80+
Great tit 40+
Nuthatch 2
Treecreeper 3+
Jay 4
Jackdaw 200+
Rook 10+
Raven 2
Starling 150
Chaffinch 3
Greenfinch 25+
Goldfinch 80-100
Linnet 10
Bullfinch 4
Reed bunting 15-20
I'm sure others will have more to add
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 11:46   #38678
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A very early record of Jack Snipe at the Flashes this morning as per Stephen Phillips. Also 3 Avocet still, 4 Common Snipe, the juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 2 Green Sandpiper.
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 13:48   #38679
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good to see so many people enjoying the reserve today.
1 dodgy goose
2 dodgy heron
3 counted this one today.
4 morhen with chicks on Amy's
5 good to see car park full
You could have said dodgy geazers for last pic..apart from yours truly
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 15:36   #38680
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Although the All Dayer is primarily about the number of different species we see, it is also a useful way of counting how many birds are on the reserve.

At tbis time of year birds aren't singing apart from the new male CETTI'S trying to set up territories and established males defending their's. Chiffchaff will briefly sing and other juvenile warblers will 'sub-song'.
However there were a lot of warbler contact alling and others foraging silently through the hedgerows and thickets. Most finch species were conspicuosly feeding on seeds, whether on the ground on thistles or the feeders there were plenty of them around yesterday.
Later I will attempt to quantify the numbers but overall there were a lot of birds of all species scattered around the reserve.. So if anyone would like to add their observations, that would helpbcreate a true sense of the
actual totals involved.
One example of the amount of birds on site, was when we spent 30 minutes at the North Moors feeders.
In that time we notched up the following.
Nuthatch, treecreeper, blackbird, jay, sparrowhawk, bullfinch 2. Goldcrest 2 poss 3. Blackcap 2. Chiffchaff 4+. Coal tit, blue, great and long tailed tit in good numbers probably 40+ birds and all this around 6pm.
So even at the this late time there were loads of birds about..more later john
...when i was in the east hide, the right hand feeder at the concrete hide (as viewed from the east hide) at one point had at least 10 greenfinch on it...
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 19:35   #38681
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First winter Common Gull briefly at the Flashes this evening as per Andy P.
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 19:36   #38682
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A very early record of Jack Snipe at the Flashes this morning as per Stephen Phillips. Also 3 Avocet still, 4 Common Snipe, the juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 2 Green Sandpiper.
This is the earliest ever returning Jack Snipe, beating the previous record from 1974 by one day.
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Old Monday 9th September 2019, 08:45   #38683
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Ruff dropped into the Flashes at 9:40am as per me!
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Old Monday 9th September 2019, 20:57   #38684
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Monday 9th September

This morning's combined sightings from myself, Andy P and Phil W:

SAILING POOL

Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron

FLASHES
Male Ruff (moulted virtually out of breeding plumage) circled for approx. 4 minutes harassed by Jackdaws before landing - whereas they left it alone - and fed voraciously on near shore only to disappear after 5 mins when Phil and I took our eyes off it.
3 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover (our juvenile), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 53 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 24 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 53 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe (juvenile), 59 Coot, 33 Moorhen, 185 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, Water Rail, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail

MOORS POOL
Little Egret, 8 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 59 Lapwing, 4 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 64 Greylag Geese, 355 Canada Geese, 6 Mute Swan, 12 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Moorhen, 33 Coot, Water Rail, Kingfisher
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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 09:24   #38685
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Drake eclipse Wigeon on the Sailing Pool this morning as per Richard Baker; later relocated to the Moors Pool as per Andy P.
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Would it be possible to please get some confirmation on what I believe to be a Whinchat at the Joyce and Arthur hide at approximately 3PM today? Thanks in advance.
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Great find - might be some of best images of Whinchat I have seen (certainly the closest!)
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Would it be possible to please get some confirmation on what I believe to be a Whinchat at the Joyce and Arthur hide at approximately 3PM today? Thanks in advance.
Thanks for posting...ironically Paul M and the crew cut the area the bird was in...yes Whinchat👍👌
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3 Little Egret at the Moors Pool as per Andy P

3 Peregrines at the Flashes as per Andy A.
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Thanks for posting...ironically Paul M and the crew cut the area the bird was in...yes Whinchat����
Thanks to Paul and the Crew for cutting the over grown area by the Feeders on the right hand side of the Water Rail Hide, I was able to take these Photos of the Whinchat. At 2.09 it was on the bullrushes and again at 2.59 when it had time for a grooming session before flying to next door where Lethiun saw it.
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From the Flashes this evening Tim reports:

3 Avocet, 3 Green Sandpiper, 40 Lapwing, 13 Curlew, juvenile Little Ringed Plover still
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Thanks to Paul and the Crew for cutting the over grown area by the Feeders on the right hand side of the Water Rail Hide, I was able to take these Photos of the Whinchat. At 2.09 it was on the bullrushes and again at 2.59 when it had time for a grooming session before flying to next door where Lethiun saw it.
Who am I crediting as finder Squeelia?
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It was worth every penny to be able to take two videos of the Whinchat. I would not have been able to even see it before the work Paul and the lads had done this morning. As a bonus I even managed a whole 2 minute video of the Water Rail.
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I suppose I took the earlier video at about 2 o'clock but was not too sure what it was.
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Thanks to Paul and the Crew for cutting the over grown area by the Feeders on the right hand side of the Water Rail Hide, I was able to take these Photos of the Whinchat. At 2.09 it was on the bullrushes and again at 2.59 when it had time for a grooming session before flying to next door where Lethiun saw it.
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No problem, but bear in mind I took stills from a video
No probs Celia...its to show the work and how immediately birds appeared
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Today's highlights:

MOORS/N MOORS*:
Wigeon (m+2f)------------------Shoveler (8)
Gadwall (6)----------------------Teal (3) (2)*
Snipe (2)-------------------------Green Sand (1)
Little Egret (1)-------------------Water Rail (1)
Reed Warbler (2)----------------Cetti's Warbler (2)
Hobby----------------------------Sparrowhawk
Swallow (8)----------------------Greylag Goose (71)
Cormorant (12)------------------Kingfisher
Lapwing (c80)-------------------Coot (28)
Little Grebe (5)------------------L T Tit (c20)*
Coal Tit---------------------------Nuthatch. Both at the west side feeding station.
L B B Gull (c40)------------------Herring Gull (15)
Common Gull (juv) (JHWR)

FLASHES:
Avocet (3)-------------------------Green Sand (2)
Curlew (12)-----------------------Peregrine (2). In the northern field.
Teal (81)--------------------------Shoveler (12)
Gadwall (4)-----------------------Snipe (6)
B H Gull (c800)-------------------L B B Gull (21)

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Andy P additionally reported female Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at the Flashes.
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