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Friday, May 12, 2017

Cromwell Bottom

1 m Sparrowhawk, ditto Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern. 1 each Jay, GSW, Green Woodpecker. 3 large unid Gulls high overhead.
Swallows & Swifts but no Sand Martin seen.
Few WW, Blackcap  & Chiffchaff. 4 Whitethroat & 2 if not 3 Garden Warbler one of which was photographed.

Two acrocephaline Warblers were singing; one was a Sedge Warbler which was seen twice the other was a Reed Warbler which refused to reveal itself.
Song Thrush almost hit double figures as did Blackbird and it was good to get 3 LTT.

Goosander have bred with c12 birds being seen - 7 young 'uns in this gash picture.

On the way down a few Swift, Swallow & House Martin were seen between Queensbury Sth and Northowram.