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Friday, 7 August 2015

06th and 7th Aug 2015: Yellow-legged Gull

With Gareth away at the moment, I'm filling in

6 August  0800

Mike Pollard: A quick morning walk around was rewarded with an oystercatcher and single common sandpiper.  And the two common terns.
oystercatcher with lesser black-backed gulls

 7 August 0530-0730

Colin Wilkinson: A lovely morning, calm, mild, and with the rising sun making the upper Cherwell landscape glow. With the grasses and docks going to seed it’s looking distinctly autumnal! Bird highlights were 1 little egret which flew from the reservoir pontoon over to the river; 2 common sandpipers, over 80 mallards, 6 great crested grebes and a grey wagtail, also all on the reservoir. North of the M40 there was a kingfisher perched below the river bridge on the flood defences, a 2 common terns departing the EA pool where I think they’d spent the night on the rocks in the pool. Not a great deal else until I got back close to the sailing club compound, where 3 juvenile bullfinches feeding on dock seed heads were nice proof the local bullfinches had had some breeding success.

copyright Colin Wilkinson
Evening update:
John Friendship-Taylor: Hundreds of gulls round the reservoir today, literally hundreds! Down here now, currently 1 adult Yellow Legged Gull

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