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Isaac2

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Monday morning foggy start at Grimley , Camp Inn , Water Rail in the open for a few seconds before diving into Reed Mace , Swan sitting in same location. 4 Goosander up river. 7 L. Egrets on WW flood [nearly dried up now].
CLP 4 Redshanks and 2 oystercatchers commuting between Church Farm . Curlew South may have landed west shore Unsighted. Sparrowhawk over
 

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Isaac2

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Thursday morning Little -ringed Plover through North and 3 Little Gulls CLP.
 

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Isaac2

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Friday morning still very little in the way of migration movement although the winds next week are favorable , no Hurindines seen but did see a 1 House Martin Monday. Redshanks displaying , 1 definite pair and 2 more . 7 Mute Swans either nest building or sitting, Canada Goose sitting , Coots nest building and sitting . Cormorant , both parents seem to be incubating . Wigeon , Shovellor and Teal numbers dropping , 1 Pochard left.
Birding farther afield next week so last report for now .
 

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Isaac2

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Some new arrivals , first Swallow ,[ extremely late] , Reed Warbler, Whitethroat , Lesser Whitethroat, Cuckoo and Common Sandpiper brings my species total to 100.
1 Wigeon left couple of Shovellor and teal. Small white, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood and Orangetip were firsts' with S. Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma also seen.
 

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Isaac2

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The hurrindines seemed to have arrived with over 200 Sand Martins , 30+ Swallow and a few House Martins . 2 LRP's were on the West shore with a Snipe and Redshanks and Lapwings mating . Peregrine over, and the first Coot brood of 7.
 

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Isaac2

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Ill start with the birds I've missed 23/4 6 Little Gulls, 24/4 Red Kite over and Hobby hawking insects around midday. Sedge Warbler along N. causeway , Chiffchaff nest building far South. Strange duck which didn't stay very long , too large to be a mallard cross.
 

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2 x Redshanks, 3 x Oystercatchers, Little ringed Plover, 20+ Sand Martin, 2 x House Martins and a surprise Curlew were my highlights today.
 

Isaac2

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The first Swifts have arrived with a massive influx of Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins hawking insects . A Brown Hare was seen between Camp Lane and the river. Greylag with a brood of 4 , multiple mallard broods . 5 Yellow Wagtails were on the Western shores sometimes hidden amongst the Juntas for long periods.
 

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Isaac2

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What I missed Wheatear Church Farm, Wood Sandpiper West shore CLP , however pair of Whinchat around Hippo pool and Reed Warblers singing in the rain. Cuckoo calling East Shore and a Kingfisher South end with a few Swifts overhead .
 

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Isaac2

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The ferruginous duck remains but has moved onto the smaller South pool, Kingfisher also.Wheatear and Stonechats Church Farm.
 

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