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yamyam

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A late addition from the 1st with a Raven (72) over Forge Mill per Terry Nicklin
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yamyam

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Two more additions from today Collared Dove (73) and Peregrine (74) per Gareth Marlow
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yamyam

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yet another addition to the year list with a single Meadow pipit (75) over swan pool this AM per Craig Whitelaw.
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yamyam

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late news 2nd January 5 Whooper swan flew through the valley per Mike Hughs identification confirmed from Photos so year list moves upto 79
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Dick-E-Dipper

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A quick couple of hours round the Valley this pm. Hundreds of Covid free!! people taking their daily exercise, it was busier than a Bank Holiday!!
Swan pool - 80% frozen, which fortunaely brought 3 Goldeneye in close (2 male 1 female)
Forge Mill - 80% still frozen (Marsh 100% frozen) Usual suspects (but NO Teal, Wigeon) However, a distant murky scan through the gulls revealed a GREATER BLACK BACKED, which was unmistakeable next to a LBB. A Valley life tick (136)
All the finches at the Feeding station, including a Reed Bunting which I haven`t seen for some time. No sign of the recently reported Brambling.
Belated Happy New Year to all.

Richard
 

yamyam

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Reserve: Brambling, Cetti's, 50+ Snipe, 40 Lapwing, 5 Reed Bunt, Linnet (84), c30 Goosander, 2 Water Rail per Pete Hackett and 2 Oystercatcher per Mike ixer
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yamyam

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Yellowhammer (85) south over Reserve per Pete Hackett, first record since 28th February 2019.
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yamyam

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Reserve: Brambling, Raven, 2 Siskin, Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Oystercatcher, 37 Lapwing, 28 Shoveler, 66 Tufted, 11 Pochard. Tame 10+ Goosander, 12 Teal, Water Rail, L Grebe. Swan pool 4 Goldeneye, 5 L Grebe, 61 Tufted, Skylark 1(86), per Pete Hackett.
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Dick-E-Dipper

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Keep your eyes peeled, it could turn up in the Valley!!! (Nr87) It could be ringed or more than likely an escapee

Richard
 

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yamyam

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Yellow Legged Gull 1st winter in Dartmouth Park and Cettis Warbler by the sluice
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