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  • Nick Godden
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    Most of the day spent on the causeway then a coordinated bittern listen at dusk.

    Bittern 4 booming
    Marsh harrier 7+ in the air at once with plenty of skydancing and some nest building
    Buzzard 13 around the valley
    Red kite 1 at 13:15 moved on by a harrier
    Osprey 1 over lilians at 13.47
    Pink-footed goose 45N
    Goldeneye 26
    Pochard 9
    Sand martin 680 over causeway pool about 7pm but a colleague watching South of the causeway had 1000+ closer to dusk
    Swallow 1
    Meadow pipit 30 N
    Linnet 2 N
    Bearded tit 3
    Blackcap 1 singing by start of causeway
    Chiffchaff 6m
    Cetti’s warbler 9 singing males today but I think there is probably 11
    Green woodpecker singing from golf course
    Little egret 26 into roost
    Great white egret 3 into roost, also 2 grey heron
    Common scoter flock heard flying up the valley as I left at 20:40

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Nick Godden.
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    We did blue gate end early-ish, then up to Centre and Skytower, back to Causeway and Lower path, back to Centre for lunch.

    Can add to above:
    11 chiffchaffs – most singing but 2 not
    1 nuthatch heard, 2 treecreepers seen.
    Very good view of a Cetti’s singing on the boardwalk.
    Two small flocks of sand martins seen very high when looking at buzzards – each flock had 1 house martin with it.
    Great black-backed gulls nesting on Island again, another individual checking them out.
    1 sparrowhawk and 1 kestrel also seen
    1 brimstone butterfly

    Jeff B

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by jeffbutcher.
    Phil Byle
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    Also Barn Owl from the sky tower at 2000 last night, plus riding Woodcock at the Top end of the reserve

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