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yamyam

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Hill Top Hawfinch circling and calling near Old Orchard, could still be around! per Pete Hackett
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yamyam

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October

The month got of to a slow start with the Green sandpiper still in the Marsh and the Cetti's warbler at the North Island, on the 3rd the Green sandpiper was still in the Marsh and a Jack Snipe was reported by the RSPB, the 4th gave us 3 Rock pipit on the island, 6 Crossbill over the reserve, 2 Raven over Brownies and another over the Marsh, on the 5th we had a Crossbill over Priory wood, 4 birds over Salters, the Cetti's warbler was still at the North Island and we had the first Fieldfare of the Auntum with 2 birds over Hill 60, the 6th saw the Cetti's warbler in the Marsh and the Green Sandpiper was still present, on the 7th we had a male Ring ouzel briefly at Hill top and a female Stonechat in the Marsh, the 9th saw the Cetti's on the south bank, on the 10th we had a Chiffchaff near Forge Mill and a bird at Salters Lane, Green sandpiper back in the Marsh and a pair of Stonechat were in Monks meadow, the 11th saw a single Stonechat still in monks meadow, the Cetti's was back at the North Island and we had a pair of Stonechat at swan pool, on the 12th we had a Great Black Backed Gull over Hill Top, the 13th saw a Woodlark over Salters Lane only the third valley record and Pair of Tawny Owl were calling near Forge Mill, on the 15th 2+ Little Stint were heard calling from the North East at dusk and flew towards Swan Pool, the 17th saw a Hawfinch fly over the Legion Field, Green sandpiper still in the Marsh, Cettis warbler near the Sluice, Marsh Tit at the Feeding station and a possible Nightingale was seen at Hill Top but views were to brief to clinch the identification, on the 19th we had a Brambling over Hill Top, the 22nd gave us a Male Ring Ouzel in hawthorns by railway bridge on the bank leading to Legion field opposite Monk's Meadow our 4th bird of year, on the 23rd we had male Stonechat in swan pool meadow and a Chiffchaff was still at Salters Lane, the 24th saw a Hawfinch circling and calling near the Old Orchard at Hill Top, on the 25th the Green sandpiper and Cettis were still present and a Chiffchaff was still at Hill Top, things went quite towards the end of the month with the only thing of note being the Green sandpiper still in the Marsh on the 30th.


some of the best counts being 240+ Redwing, 120 Redpoll, 30+ Blackbird, 30+ Song thrush, 25+ Pied Wagtail, 20+ meadow Pipit, 19 Siskin, 10 Coal Tit, 7 Linnet and 6 Jay

we had 87 species in the month with 2 being new for the year taking us too 138

Good Birding YAMYAM
 

yamyam

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The Month got of to a slow start with the Cetti's by the Sluice, Chiffchaff by the Bench, a Raven over Monks meadow and a Peregrine causing Mayhem on Forge Mill

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yamyam

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Quick look on my rounds this morning. Pair of Wigeon on Ice House, female type Stonechat on the bottom fence line on Swan Pool Meadow, 26 Fieldfare, 57 Redpoll over.
Per Matt Hadlington
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yamyam

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Green Sand, Cetti's, 3 Water Rail marsh. 30 Lapwing, 23 Snipe, 3 Little Egret island per Pete Hackett
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yamyam

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Forge Hill 80 Redwing, 9 Siskin, 5 Goldcrest, handful Linnet, Skylark, Redpoll, Fieldfare over. Peregrine Newton Meadow. Per Pete Hackett
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yamyam

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Only thing of note today Green sandpiper in the Marsh and a Chiffchaff still at Salters Lane
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yamyam

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2 hours Hill Top 8-10am bathed in glorious sunshine (eventually)! 55 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, 120 Woodpigeon W, 7 Skylark 4W, 3E. 25 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush. 13 Jay, 11 Goldcrest, 20+ LT Tit, 11 Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 4 Mipit, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunt, Linnet, 10+ Parakeet, 3 Green Woody, 2 GSpot, 2 Treecreeper per Pete Hackett
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Dick-E-Dipper

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Forge Mill 07/11/2020

A 2hr stroll around Forge Mill etc. very quiet bird wise, but very busy people wise, bikes, dogs running wild, together with a t---t with a Drone flying over the islands and disturbing everything!!! (Is this Legal?)

Numerous Redwings trying to feed but constantly being disturbed.

I managed just one pic. of this gull, as a result of DroneMan. First thoughts is it a Caspian? Opinions most welcome.

Richard
 

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yamyam

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Forge Mill 07/11/2020

A 2hr stroll around Forge Mill etc. very quiet bird wise, but very busy people wise, bikes, dogs running wild, together with a t---t with a Drone flying over the islands and disturbing everything!!! (Is this Legal?)

Numerous Redwings trying to feed but constantly being disturbed.

I managed just one pic. of this gull, as a result of DroneMan. First thoughts is it a Caspian? Opinions most welcome.

Richard
I would have gone for LBBG
 

yamyam

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Cetti's, Chiffchaff, Redpoll marsh. 35+ Snipe island/South Bank. 4+ Water Rail per Pete Hackett
Good Birding YAMYAM
 

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