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  • Dan Haywood
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      All heading SE unless otherwise noted:

      Skylark c250
      Redwing c200 + 32 WSW
      Meadow Pipit c200
      Jackdaw c160
      Linnet 55
      alba wagtail 45
      Chaffinch 33
      Swallow 21
      Greenfinch 12
      Goldfinch 10
      Reed Bunting 8
      Siskin 7 S
      Tree Sparrow 4
      Grey Wagtail 2 SSW
      Marsh Harrier 2, or perhaps the same one twice!
      Rock Pipit 1 N

      There were several irruptive flocks of tits and Long-tailed Tits flying and hedge-hopping S, most of which ended up at the tip of the point where biggest flocks were 17 Blue Tit, Great Tit and Coal Tit 5 apiece and Long-tailed Tit 37. There was then the usual ‘towering’ of up to c30 metres, hydrophobia, re-orientation and restless confusion.

      What was probably the same Merlin gave three sightings. Two Sparrowhawks were noted.

      Birds in the bushes and on in the fields included;

      Linnet 70
      Robin c45
      Tree Sparrow 12
      Greenfinch 10
      Song Thrush 4
      Goldcrest 1
      Chiffchaff 1
      Kestrel 1

      Ten Migrant Hawkers and a male Common Darter were seen.

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