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Six Species of Raptors

Posted on 2nd September 2014 by Andy Bunting

An excellent raptor day with calm and warm conditions seeing many birds on the wing. A Hobby hawking for insects over Top Mere was the pick of the bunch which also included 5+ Kestrel, 8+ Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3[...]

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Pink-feet

Posted on 1st September 2014 by Andy Bunting

It’s that time of year were thoughts turn to returning geese. There has been a build up of feral geese with ~350  Greylag and 40+ Canada Geese on the reserve today. In among the Greylag flock were two Pink-footed [...]

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All change

Posted on 30th August 2014 by Tony Disley

With a lot of over night rain the water levels covered most of the remaining mud, so there was a clear out of the small waders from yesterday. Only 1 Dunlin was seen today but Ruff numbers broke 60 for …

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Curlew Sandpiper

Posted on 29th August 2014 by Tony Disley

The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper is still present from yesterday along with the juvenile Little Stint and a few Dunlin for comparison. A Greenshank appeared on the Mere briefly mid afternoon before being flushed by a Marsh [...]

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Little Stint again

Posted on 27th August 2014 by Tony Disley

A juvenile Little Stint was again from Ron Barker hide moving between Vinson’s and Sunley’s this afternoon along with 3 Dunlin (juvs), 4 Little ringed Plover (juvs), Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank (adult), 15+ [...]

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Little Stint

Posted on 26th August 2014 by Tony Disley

The best sighting of the day was a Little Stint distantly from Ron Barker which later flew off high west with 2 Dunlin. Other waders included at least 20+ Ruff (15 juvs), juv Little ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and 300[...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 23rd August 2014 by Andy Bunting

Chilly in the shade/hides today. Early rain didn’t appear to drop a huge number birds in although the 10 Dunlin recorded might be new. Four Little Ringed Plover from the Ron Barker Hide with one Ringed Plover, [...]

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Spotted Redshank

Posted on 21st August 2014 by Andy Bunting

A proper autumn feel today as the air mass is coming from the North but blowing a brisk westerly. A classic date for a good wader or two with a Wilson’s Phalarope turning up today in 2009. Nothing quite as …

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Yellow Wagtails

Posted on 20th August 2014 by Tony Disley

Some excellent birding on site at the moment, yesterday Tuesday 19th we had a possible record count of Yellow Wagtails, certainly a record in the last 10 years or so? At least 18 Yellow Wagtails were counted and all [...]

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Yellow Wagtails and Kingfishers

Posted on 18th August 2014 by Tony Disley

A good time on site to catch up with Yellow Wagtails and Kingfishers, both are being seen most days from the Ron Barker Hide, with up to 6+ Yellow Wagtails including a cracking adult male seen today along with 4 …

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