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Goosander – 11th October

This morning, during the Bird-count, there were several flocks, totalling around 300 Redwings seen around the site as well as about thirty Fieldfares. Redpoll, Siskin and Skylarks were also seen and heard passing overhead and there were still plenty of Chiffchaffs about. At about mid-day five female Goosander were seen flying downriver. PS.

Marsh Harrier – 3rd November

This morning a cream-top Marsh Harrier was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. It was present for a good part of the morning. A female Peregrine was seen on one of the pylons and there were a few Redwings and Fieldfares about. Several Water Rail were heard calling from the reed-beds and at least six Cetti’s Warblers were singing. PS.

Pink-footed Goose – 29th October

This morning a skein of about 60 Pink-footed Geese flew over the site in a single line, to the South-west. A flock of about fifty Fieldfares came in to the Boundary Hedge. There were fourteen Shoveler on the Slurry Lagoon and two Lesser Redpolls flew over. The river is over the bank on the Riverside Path and the fields opposite are flooded. PS.

Fieldfare – 21st October

This morning there were three small flocks of Fieldfares seen flying over the site as well as one flock of four Redwings and still some Chiffchaffs were calling from the bushes. PS.

Late afternoon four Bearded Tits were in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed beside the Causeway. About 1,200 Starlings came in to roost and 100 Pink-footed Geese flew over to south-east at about 6.15 pm. RW.