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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Swillington Ings

With messrs DW and DM.
8 Shoveler, several Gadwall, numerous Tufted & Mallard, several Cormorant, many Greylags.
2 Black-necked Grebe showing well. 5 Little Grebe & GCG into double figures.

Waders: 2 Common, 4 Green, 1 Wood & 1 Curlew Sandpiper. c9 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Ruff, c8 Black-tailed Godwit, c12 mix Ringed Plover & LRP, few Dunlin, couple Snipe, numerous Lapwing.

Few Reed & Sedge Warbler, 1 WW & Whitethroat. Many Swallow, few House & Sand Martin. Red Kite seen a few times, Kestrel. 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipits. Common Tern still present in good numbers.

It doesn't get better than this; a gold medal for DW in the drivers seat, although I know he's happy with two lifers. Two annuals for me and DM is still counting I reckon.

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