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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Soil Hill to Mixenden

SH 0935 hrs. 11 BH & 7 LBB gulls, the latter heading NW.
1 Snipe on top field along with 1 Skylark & Linnet. c58 Lapwing  bottom NW field with caawvids. 2 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat displaying and singing. c4  Goldfinch & Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackbird & Pied Wagtail,  pr Stock Dove.

Ogden Res. 2 each Blackcap, WW & Chiffchaff, c62 BHG.
The golf course was quiet but ended very well. Halfway up the track to the Mixenden style I flushed a brown bird from approx 1.5 metres. I couldn't fail to see the lightly streaked back and the rounded spade tail - Grasshopper Warbler.
1 Curlew still present further up the hill.

Mixenden Res only had 1 House Martin flying over but as I saw and heard a pr Common Sandpiper, a pr Cormorant flew over SW and a LBBG dropped in. Also 1 each Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail, GSW, WW.