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Carr Vale by Mark Beevers

Posted: Sunday 21st January 2018 by Carrvale

Latest news from Carr Vale is that it is still pretty quiet. Of the regular scarcities the pair of Peregrines and one of the Chiffchaffs were still present on 20th with two Chiffchaffs together at the bramble patch on 19th whilst the Marsh Tit and one of the Cetti’s Warblers were still present on 21st with two perhaps three Willow Tits now singing. Maximum counts for wildfowl were 39 Gadwall on 16th, 134 Wigeon on 17th and 81 Teal and 88 Mallard on 18th. Other notable birds included three Water Rails on 16th when four distant Golden Plovers were seen, there was a count of 115 Lapwings and 25 Reed Buntings were counted into roost. Another Golden Plover was seen on 17th as was a single Siskin whilst on 18th 19 Siskins flew over the mound whilst nine Bullfinches were feeding on the mound bird table. 13 Red-legged Partridges and 14 Snipe were counted on 19th, a single Rook on 20th became the 79th species for the year and two male Goosanders flew south on 21st. Yep it’s pretty quiet at the moment.

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