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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

11th August

Pied Flycatcher: a 1st winter was in the Cricket Pen, area 31 all day. It favours the Silver Birch either side of the small Scots Pine.

Garden Warbler: one was feeing in area 31.

Willow Warbler: eighteen were mainly in area 31 and surrounding area.

Chiffchaff: eight birds were in area 31.

Common Whitethroat: the family group is still present in area 31.

Blackcap: 12 birds in areas 31,39 and 40.

Reed Warbler: a way from the reed beds one was again in area 39.

Sparrowhawk: one was over area 39.

Kingfisher: one was around the lake this afternoon.

Swift: 20 were over the lake early morning

Common Gull: an adult flew west at 7.30am.

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This 1st winter, told by the amount of white on it’s tertials was in the Cricket Pen.

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Common Whitethroat feeding at the tops of the Silver Birches

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There were a couple of species that I forgot to include amongst those found at the Peregrine cache site down in Sutton. Apart from the one’s in the photo below, other interesting birds were Dunlin and Swifts.

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