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Isaac2

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Tuesday evening Green shank still , Common Tern, Kestrel, Hobby in dead Oak and Kingfisher the best . All 10 L.Egrets left North at 8:00 pm.
 

Isaac2

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Thursday evening Common Tern still ,no Lapwing at all , no hurrindines. 63 Cormorants present and approx. 1000 Starlings roosted. 4 Sedge and a Reed Warbler causeway. A Hobby flew over high heading South as light faded and I could hear Wigeon towards the South end.
 

Isaac2

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Sunday morning, broken cloud dry CLP, not much happening here a few Canada,s arriving ,Sedge warblers Reed Warblers still and a few Swallows heading South. Church Farm Buzzard,Sparrow Hawk over Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Stonechats in Fence line and bushes.
 

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Isaac2

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Tuesday evening light appalling, I'd nipped down to CLP to see if a Black Tern reported earlier in the day was still hanging about . It was , flying roughly over the old fence line half way down the main pit. This continued for 10 minutes until 2 paddle boarders decided to use the same area and that was that .
6 Snipe seen flying off as well as 63 cormorant and 50+ lapwing .
The Egret in the picture sometimes brings its wings forward when fishing .
 

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wheatearlp

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Tuesday evening light appalling, I'd nipped down to CLP to see if a Black Tern reported earlier in the day was still hanging about . It was , flying roughly over the old fence line half way down the main pit. This continued for 10 minutes until 2 paddle boarders decided to use the same area and that was that .
6 Snipe seen flying off as well as 63 cormorant and 50+ lapwing .
The Egret in the picture sometimes brings its wings forward when fishing .
Paddle-boarders!? Is Grimley open to such things?
 

Isaac2

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It looks like it is now--- not the first time and probably why it has become dead over the last 3 months. When i first started going there 10 years ago 65 to 70 species was a normal day if you birded the whole area , now its an achievement to get to 50 but thats the same everywhere--- my gripe for the day.
 

Isaac2

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Thursday evening , 2 Cormorants and very little of anything on the main pit. An adult Mute Swan dead by the side of North causeway was fresh, and although they may not be connected there has been an algae bloom for the past 3 weeks. I have noticed in previous years dead Swans through this period {4 last year} , when a bloom was present .
On a happier note a Great White Egret was feeding along the East shore from 6:30 pm----> with the occasional quarrel with the resident Grey Herons.
Sparrowhawk and Kingfisher South end, and Barn Owl up the river. 35 species.
 

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Isaac2

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Tuesday morning Great White Egret still ,2 Stonechat CLP reeds + a Kingfisher. Green Sandpiper main pit East side and a Cettti's calling from the South end . !2 Wigeon where the first of that species to be seen on the main pit. Couldn't resist a pict of the Squirrel eating a Horse Chestnut.
 

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