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Carr Vale Sighting by Mark Beevers

Posted: Tuesday 24th October 2017 by Carrvale

The 21st October produced 113 Gadwall, 54 Wigeon, six Shoveler, 32 Teal, two Pochard south, a Little Egret, Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull, 57 Redwings south-west and two Chiffchaffs meant a quieter day whilst on 22nd a total of 235 Redwings flew south / south-west. Duck numbers were down (hardly surprising given that there was a shoot on Saturday but there was still 80 Gadwall, 34 Teal, six Shoveler and 35 Wigeon whilst other notable species were a Common Gull and a Peregrine. Viz migging on 23rd was very productive with 1640 Redwings going south / south-west along with 925 Woodpigeons, 50 Fieldfare, 14 Redpoll and 12 Siskins. Other species noted during the morning were 90 Gadwall, six Shoveler, 34 Wigeon, two Common Gulls, Peregrine and a Brambling. The 24th was another good day with more visible migration noted including 400 Redwings, a Fieldfare, seven Redpolls and two Siskins south / south-west. It was a good day for gulls with an adult Yellow-legged Gull, third winter Great Black-backed Gull, three Common Gulls and of course the first winter Mediterranean Gull. 16 Cormorants was the highest count of the month, a / the Little Egret flew in mid-morning, three female Goosanders were only the second of the autumn whilst other notable species were 78 Gadwall, six Shoveler, three Water Rails, three Golden Plover, adult male Peregrine, singing Cettiā€™s Warbler and 30 Long-tailed Tits.

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