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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

31st August

Common Buzzard: after reports of Buzzards on the move along the east coast and over the the Wetland Centre, I finally connected with one at 3.00pm as it drifted SW.

Peregrine: one soared high over the Zoo at 2.50pm.

Swift: three were over area 2 earl morning.

Yellow Wagtail: two singles flew over between 7.35am and 7.50am.

Grey Wagtail: one flew over.

Spotted Flycatcher: three were in the Lime tree’s bordering the Holford House site, area 40.

Common Whitethroat: six birds were seen in areas 31, 39 and 40.

Reed Warbler: two bird have been feeding in the flattened reed bed on the end of the island in area 34.

Blackcap: ten birds scattered around the key locations.

Willow Warbler: six birds present.

Chiffchaff: eight birds present

We cut the reeds back in the rail ditch, area 2, anticipating the arrival of the birds again.

DSC_0027-1  Common Buzzard

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Another Sparrowhawk terrorising the bird life

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A scruffy Reed Warbler, undergoing his/hers moult

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