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Monday, 8 April 2013

GREEN SANDPIPER, Poss. RING OUZEL & Poss. YELLOW-LEGGED GULL at Piccotts End Pools

Other than the usual or commoner birds, an evening visit to Piccotts End Pools produced...
  • 1 LITTLE EGRET
  • 2+ BUZZARDS
  • 1 GREEN SANDPIPER
  • 12 COMMON GULLS over S
  • 2 HERRING GULLS (1 Ad, 1 2nd Sum.) over N
  • 1 Ad. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL over N, then a bit later 1 more LBB over N with a Possible 2nd Summer YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
  • C.2 STOCK DOVES
  • 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  • 3+ SKYLARKS
  • C.50 FIELDFARES, C.10 REDWINGS, 1+ MISTLE THRUSH, 1 SONG THRUSH & 2 STARLINGS feeding together with CHAFFINCHES in the sheep field SE of the pools, as well as a Possible RING OUZEL seen flying into the hedge SSE of the pools - when inadvertently flushed seen from behind as a black thrush with long wings which looked silvery pale, also heard possible Ring Ouzel 'chucking' call between Fieldfare 'chacking' calls.
  • 4 LINNETS
  • 13 SISKINS
  • 1 Male REED BUNTING partly singing






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