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Daniel Watson
 
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28 April 2018 08:09
 

32 (!) Common sand this morning and the lingering Little gull still hawking about by the sailing club. 300+ hirrundines and 10+ swift.

 
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27 April 2018 09:42
 

2cy Little gull present for 5th day, with a total of 27 Common sandpiper noted (16 and 11 respectively) - can anybody shed light on the totals, 27 seems like an extraordinarily high number? In excess of 250 hirrundines, with 3 Tufted duck and the pair of Mandarin also present. Quite surprising that there were no terns or more Little gull given the seemingly perfect conditions, perhaps this evening.

 
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27 April 2018 07:30
 

in excess of a hundred twenty swallow/ martins this morning, two male Linnet on the waterside of the res, 5 common sand, and a first time for me in this particular area were Reed warblers , in the copse where the Cettis Weabler has been of late

 
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26 April 2018 12:48
 

Little gull still present early this morning, in flight and on the water midway between the clubhouse and the Cheddar tower.  Also 7 common sandpipers, at least 3 swifts and a good number (100+) of mixed hirundines, mostly sand martins but a few house martins and swallows.

 
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25 April 2018 08:03
 

Third consecutive day for the 2cy Little gull. Rather quiet otherwise with 2 Tufted duck and 40+ hirrundines.

 
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24 April 2018 07:51
 

Little gull still present this morning,  with a male shelduck dropping in briefly. 50-70 mixed hirrundines contained the first 2 swift of the year.

 
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23 April 2018 21:22
 

solitary Swallow late evening by the tennis club,,, but early doors saw around 14 common sandpiper a group of 8 and the others in a 4 and singles

 
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23 April 2018 16:15
 

1s Little gull by the sailing club on pontoons at present. 2 common sand but little else.

 
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21 April 2018 16:39
 

Dogs, cycles, children, drones, boats, runners… despite high levels of disturbance this afternoon, 8+ Common sand, 2 Mandarin and a Arctic tern (I saw on twitter that Julian Thomas had much better views, but it was always a bit distant from the western bank) a Red kite drifting east along the Mendip escarpment was a bonus patch tick. Shame to have missed the rain earlier.

 
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18 April 2018 13:19
 

Minimum of 12 Common sandpiper on the western edge early this morning, quite a respectable count.

 
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15 April 2018 19:07
 

4 Common and 1 Arctic tern this evening.

 
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14 April 2018 08:34
 

Having said that, I’ve just found a reeling Grasshopper warbler in rough field north of the sewage works!

 
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14 April 2018 08:30
 

A frustrating and foggy morning with two fly-by calidrid giving a rasping call - certainly not dunlin. 4 white and 1 yellow wag on the deck along western embankment.

 
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12 April 2018 21:44
 

New adult Little gull roosted this eveing, also 400+ mixed hirrundines.

 
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12 April 2018 20:27
 

Someone posted pics of the drake mandarin taken today, so I guess he is still around. There was some concern he’d gone missing.