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Sunday February 19th

Posted by Ian & Brian Busy day today—-the triangular owl box on the black pole near the field has been falling into disrepair for a while and the nice sunny day created a good opportunity to replace it with a nice shiny new one. Passed through the airfield with the box and equipment at 12-30pm […]

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Bird Count

Hi, a heron took flight from the fishing pond and settled at the long pond but not for long as it took flight again as we approached. The white mallard and 12 other mallards and the 2 swans had breakfast with Bri. At the north end of the pond were 2M-1F tufted ducks which later […]

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Feb 14th Valentines Day

Another overcast day, no roses or chocolates for the birds on this site, just the usual seed and nuts. Very quiet on the feeders today numbers were very low:- 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit 1 F Bullfinch, 2M 2F Blackbirds, 2 Greenfinch, 2M 2f Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Magpie, 4 robins, 1 dunnock, and […]

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Monday 13th February

This morning was overcast and a bit drizzly, Blackcombe has been decapitated. Bob not present today so no bird count, hope to do better tomorrow, a few goldfinch on feeders see pic, good to watch them squabbling. Also watched the super submarine striker (male tufted), same profile as yesterday, would submerge about 10 foot from […]

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Sightings and Bird Count

Hi, the ice has nearly all gone from the long pond and Brian was feeding the 2 swans, 14 mallards and 2 pairs of tufted ducks. The swans and mallards were nigh in a feeding frenzy with the bread being thrown to them in the shallow water. When one of the male tufted ducks dived […]

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Bird Count for two days

Hi, the count for Friday 10th :- at the long pond just 14 mallard and 2 swans. North feeder :- 2M-1F bullfinch,1 great tit,2 blue tits, 1 coal tit, 4 robins, 2M-3F reed buntings, 4M-3F blackbirds,1 goldfinch,15 greenfinch, 2 dunnocks, 4 chaffinches. 2 woodpeckers flew by going south. Count for today Sat. 11th :- at […]

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Bird Count

Hi, freezing ground this morning every stone and bare patch was just ice, tricky underfoot. At the long pond 2 swans and a few mallard coping with the icy conditions…still quiet. At the north feeder 2M-2F bullfinch,4 blue tits, 3 great tits, 1 coal tit, 3M-1F reed buntings, 7M-3F blackbirds, 8 chaffinch, 2 dunnocks, 5 […]

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Bird Count

Hi, good to see Geof”s posting yesterday, hope you are feeling better. At the long pond the 2 swans waddled over the ice to take some bread along with 4 mallard, and that was it, very quiet. The north feeder:- 1M-1F bullfinch,3 great tits, 2 blue tits, 4M-1F reed buntings, 2M-2F blackbirds, 5 chaffinch, 2 […]

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Bird count

Approaching the fishing pond Brian and I saw a heron near to the fishing landings, Brian tried to get a photo, as usual the heron took flight. At the north feeder this morning:- 1M-1F bullfinch, 2 great tits, 2 blue tits, 1 coal tit, 9 greenfinch, 5 goldfinch, 5 chaffinch,5 robins, 2m-1F reed buntings, 2 […]

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7th Feb

I got on the reserve before the tide left so there were a few stragglers around. Lots of Sanderling rushing around as always, and a single Ringed Plover were all I could muster. The Meadows were better though with the ubiquitous Curlew in profusion, Lapwings of course, a lot of Redshank, Oystercatcher and one solitary […]