28th Sept – 8th Oct

At last a feckin blog post after 3 months or so, mainly cos works been getting in the way and a lack of decent birds seen. Well nowts changed there but I’m gonna post some sightings drivel anyway.

28th Sept – (MR) 3 Chiffs 1st/2nd field, 1 Willow wrb 2nd field, 2 Marsh Harrier male and juv over Heslops/West end/Decoy, 1w Med Gull on tilled field south of Heslops early aft, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Pintail (8 west end, 11 middle of Mere), 5 Goldeneye and the Med Gull on Mere early evening.

29th Sept – (MR) 7 Chiffs + Willow wrb between 1st field and West end, 1 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 94 Shoveler 2 Marsh Harrier fem and juv.

30th Sept – (MR,MJ) 2 Hobby over Decoy/West end, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 100+ Goldfinch West end setaside strip, 1w Med Gull, 8 Lesser Redpoll 1st field reedbed.

6th Oct – (MR,TM) 7 Whooper Swan (4 off hide,2 off KP,1 flew in mid morning), 1 Pintail, 9 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Swift east end, 60+ House Martin, 1 Jay west mid morning, 5 Redwing west, 1 Brambling 2nd field, 6 Lesser Redpoll 1st/2nd field, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Gull, 1 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 1 Marsh Harrier.

8th Oct – (MR) brief view Ringtail Harrier sp flew west thru southside 11:40, 1 Marsh Harrier, Redpoll 1st field, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sand, 100+ Goldfinch, 5 Goldeneye, 1+ Reed wrb Heslop’s, 2 Chiff, Med Gull x BH Gull hybrid on Mere, 2 Little Gull. 1 Harris Hawk (with jesse’s) over Decoy present since 18/9 at least.


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