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Monday 23rd April 2018 

23 Apr 18

1115 – 1200 cloudy, windy 12c : very quiet, hopeless for spring migrants this year, only Swallow 8, House Martin 8, Sand Martin 7, Common Tern Blackcap in attendance.


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Sunday 22nd April 2018 

22 Apr 18

0830 – 1000 light sun, 16c : Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant, Mute Swan pair at nest, Teal 4, Buzzard 2, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Swallow 3, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff, Blackcap 2, Bullfinch.


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Thursday 19th April 2018 

19 Apr 18

1030 – 1130 sunny, 22c : Oystercatcher 2, Kingfisher, Swallow 2, Sparrowhawk f, Buzzard, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff, Blackcap m f, Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 2m.


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Wednesday 18th April 2018 

18 Apr 18

0930 – 1030 cloudy, col breeze, 13c : Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Teal 14, GC Grebe 2, Swallow 2, Sand Martin 2, House Martin, Blackcap 2m, Willow Warbler 2.


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Saturday 14th April 2018 

14 Apr 18

0900 – 1120 fairly sunny, 12c : Teal 4, Oystercatcher, Little Grebe at quarry, Kestrel 3, Jay,, Raven 2 at quarry, Meadow Pipit, Swallow 2, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap m f, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting 2.


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Friday 13th April 2018 

13 Apr 18

0915 – 1000 heavy rain, 6c : Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Cormorant 9, Swallow 8, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail 3.


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Monday 9th April 2018 

9 Apr 18

1200 – 1300 overcast, 8c : House Martin 2, Sand Martin 6, Swallow 9, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Teal 4, Little Egret.


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Sunday 8th April 2018 

8 Apr 18

0815 – 1030 overcast, 8c : Greylag 2, Heron 2, Teal 16, Tufted 18, GC Grebe 2, Oystercatcher 6 (4 at quarry), LR Plover, LBb Gull 2, Swallow 2, Willow Warbler 3 in song, Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap f, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2, GS Woodpecker, Jay 2, …


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Saturday 7th April 2018 

7 Apr 18

0900 – 1030 rain, 8c : Teal 8, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 3, Cormorant 2, GC Grebe 3, Raven at quarry, Jay, Collared Dove 2, Swallow 8, Sand Martin 2, Blackcap 2f, Willow Warbler in song, Chiffchaff 2, Reed Bunting.


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Friday 6th April 2018 

6 Apr 18

1030 – 1130 cloudy, 8c : Swallow 3, Sand Martin 2, Chiffchaff, LR Plover, Oystercatcher 3, Teal 6, GC Grebe 2, Herring Gull 3, Buzzard 2, Collared Dove 2.


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Thursday 5th April 2018 

5 Apr 18

Linley Wood 1430 – 1500, 11c hazy sun : Goldcrest 2 in song displaying, Nuthatch, Buzzard 3, Bullfinch.


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Wednesday 4th April 2018 

4 Apr 18

1100 – 1200 heavy showers flooding, 9c : Shelduck, Oystercatcher 2, GC Grebe 2, Cormorant 2, Redwing 5, Song Thrush 2.


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Tuesday 3rd April 2018 

3 Apr 18

0930 – 1130 mid-afternoon, drizzle clearing, showers later, 10 – 12c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 3, Heron, Teal 6, GC Grebe, Kestrel, Buzzard 4 circling, White Wagtail on grass verge with 2 Pied’s, Jay 2, Collared Dove 2, …


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Sunday 1st April 2018 

1 Apr 18

1300 – 1430 overcast 6c : Chiffchaff 3, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard 2, Oystercatcher 2, LR Plover 2, Lapwing, Cormorant 2, Heron 2, Teal 6, etc.


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Saturday 31st March 2018 

31 Mar 18

0930 – 1100 drizzle, water levels high, 4c : Teal 8, Pochard m, Wigeon 4, GC Grebe 4, Cormorant 4, Oystercatcher 3, LR Plover 2, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Jay 3, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush in song with nesting material, …


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Wednesday 28th March 2018 

28 Mar 18

1100 – 1200 drizzle, 5c : Little Ringed Plover 2, Oystercatcher 5, Lapwing 3, Little Egret, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan pair at nest, GC Grebe 3, Teal 3, Tufted 28, Goosander f, Pochard 2, Wigeon 6, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit 2 to nw, Pied Wagtail 3, Green …


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Sunday 25th March 2018 

25 Mar 18

0830 – 1100 fairly sunny 5 – 10c : another quiet morning except for hundreds of frogs spawning at the marsh, 10 Shovelers, Little Egret, GC Grebe 3, Lapwing, Oystercatcher 3 Reed Bunting.


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Saturday 24th March 2018 

24 Mar 18

0920 – 1010 cloudy, 8c : Goosander 4, Teal 2, Pochard 6, Wigeon 10, Shoveler pair, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorant 2, GC Grebe 3, Oystercatcher 2, Bh Gull 69, Kestrel, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Redwing 19.


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Wednesday 21st March 2018 

21 Mar 18

1100 – 1230 becoming cloudy, 7c : Little Egret, Teal 6, Wigeon 10, GC Grebe, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 11, Common Gull 5, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush 2.


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Monday 19th March 2018 

19 Mar 18

Pictured – a superb complete albino Blackbird at Rushall this morning.


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Saturday 17th March 2018 

17 Mar 18

0930 – 1100 sleety showers, bitter nor-easterlies, 0c : Chiffchaff, Redwing 20, Kestrel 2, Bh Gull 150, Oystercatcher 2, GC Grebe 2, Pochard 5, Wigeon 8, Goosander 3, Teal 24 at floods, Cormorant 7, M.


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Friday 16th March 2018 

16 Mar 18

0830 – 1030 cloud clearing, 7c : Oystercatcher mating pair, LR Plover, Gadwall drake, Pochard 10, Wigeon 6, Teal 12, Goosander 5, GC Grebe 4, Little Egret, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Collared Dove 2, Stock Dove 2, Redwing 22, Greenfinch pair, Chaffinch 3…


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Thursday 15th March 2018 

15 Mar 18

1115 – 1230 rain stopped, 10c : Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing 2, Little Egret, Cormorant 5, Goosander 4, Wigeon 8, Teal 6, Pochard f, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tit, Lt Tit 2.


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Wednesday 14th March 2018 

14 Mar 18

0930 – 1230 generally cloudy, easterlies, 7c : Iceland Gull adult, Bh Gull 250+, GBb Gull adult 2 juv, Herring Gull 3, LBb Gull 22, Cormorant 3, Mute Swan 4, GC Grebe 2, Goosander pair, Wigeon 8, Pochard 10, Teal 14, Tufted 44, Lapwing 4, …


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Monday 12th March 2018 

12 Mar 18

1010 – 1130 rain, 7c : Pochard 13, Teal 12, GC Grebe 5, Cormorant 5, Heron, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 15, Pied Wagtail 2, Redwing 14, Greenfinch 3, Chaffinch 5.