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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

14th October

This 3rd winter Herring Gull was on the lake for it's second day. It was ringed by the North Thames Gull Group at Pitsea in Essex on the 11th October 2008.

Wigeon: a pair were on the lake at 7.50am, they were then seen at 8.10am gaining height before heading off eastwards.
Water Rail: two birds in the rail ditch in area 2, with birds at either end of the ditch.
Common Gull: the first birds of the autumn were feeding on the open spaces, an adult and 2nd winter.
Fieldfare: one flew north-west at 12.35pm.
Redwing: twenty-five passed over throughout the morning, with some stopping off briefly.
Song Thrush: fourteen flew west.
Jackdaw: two birds flew east.
Grey Wagtail: eight singles flew west.
Siskin: one flew over.
Chiffchaff: two in area 2.

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