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08 Jun 2018

Bird News

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No further sign of the Hen Harrier today, but lots of other birds around to keep interest levels high. On the raptor front both Hobby and Peregrine were seen today, along with the regular Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard and Kestrel.

Around 200 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, 40+ Avocet inc 10+chicks, 30+ Lapwing, 4+ Oystercatcher, 3 Ruff inc male in breeding plumage, 6+ Redshank and 3+ Little Ringed Plovers.

Cuckoos are still being seen daily (at least 2 today), as are Ravens (again at least 2).

Common Terns are still trying to hold a territory on the Mere, and spent a large part of the morning trying to move a pair of Shelducks away from their potential nest site.

A Kingfisher was seen in front the Ron Barker hide this morning.

Little Egrets showing well from the Hale Hide this morning.