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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 […]

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Bird Count

Starting todays walk Brian and I were walking in misty conditions and we could hear geese flying high but could not see them because of the low cloud and mist. Towards the end the sun cleared the cloud and mist and we observed at least 500 geese flying south in several skiens, they were too […]

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Sunday 5th Feb

As Bob posted today, we missed the swans landing but here are a couple of photos , they look like two adults, two adolescent and two cygnets. Also attached is a photo taken a couple of weeks ago,of a Teal flapping it’s wings but notice the two white feathers, one on each wing pointing backwards, […]

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Sightings & Bird count

Hi at the start of the walk there were 2 thrushes scurrying away between the brambles on the tank tracks. At the long pond the ice has finally won and covered all the pond now. All Brian and myself saw was 6 teal taking flight 2M-2F mallards…so quiet, then as we continued 14 canada geese […]

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Sightings for Saturday

Hi, at the long pond the 2 swans have gone as the small pool is nigh on closing in with the ice. All that was there was the white mallard with 9 other mallards and 1 canada goose. No other birds were evident. At the north feeder, 2M–2F bullfinch,2 great tits,1 coal tit, 7 chaffinch, […]

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Bird count

Hi, the small clearing in the long pond is diminishing and today there were 2 swans,2 canada geese and a few mallards….very quiet. At the north feeder–1M-2F bullfinch,3 blue tits,3 great tits,5 robins,4M-1F reed buntings, 7 chaffinch, 6 goldfinch, 9 greenfinch, 7M-4F blackbirds,2 dunnock. Approaching feeder through the field observed one thrush in the brambles […]

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Frozen ponds

Hi, the image was taken at the long pond with all birds evident in this tiny clearing of water, on a nearby bank was a heron sunning himself but took flight as I approached. Walking on past this a mute swan flew low over the pond looking as to land, however it didn’t and gained […]

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Sightings for Feb. 1st

Hi,—at Long Pond– 5M-3F tufted ducks, 2 swans,15 teal, white mallard with other mallards, 1 canada goose,1 heron. North feeder–3M-2F bullfinches,3 great tits,4 blue tits,1 coal tit,3M-1F reed buntings,2M-2F blackbirds,12 greenfinch, 6 goldfinch,4 robins,7 chaffinch,2 dunnocks. Saw 7 swans on high water line, settled on beach, roughly opposite from rifle butts, were they whoopers or […]

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Sightings 31 Jan

Posted by Ian AWOL in the morning and as usual in the afternoon bird sightings were down. But there was a female/young grey seal (I’m not an expert) however following the tide up on the sand by Scarth in the afternoon. Nice to see

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Sightings and Bird Count

Hi, Fishing pond- 2swans Long Pond- 4M-2F tufted ducks, white mallard with other mallards, 20+ teal North feeder-2M-1F bullfinch, 2 great tits,3 blue tits,1 coal tit,1 dunnock,3 robins, 9 greenfinch,3 goldfinch 5 chaffinch,2M-2F blackbirds, 3m-1F reed buntings……oh and also saw and spoke with Steve Benn on a rare trip to the reserve!… From the ‘Bramble […]