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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

18th Nov 2015

Another fairly standard day today but a few bits of interest. I was hoping for something to have been blown in by the strong winds but nothing that exciting happened. On the walk up to the reservoir there was a large post roost gathering of Black-headed Gulls that steadily flew off to the west. There were 17 Cormorants fishing this morning, mostly as one big group diving and working together. I watched them for a little while and on most dives resulted in a positive catch for each bird.

At the back of the wood the Little Egret was flying over the river and appeared to settle round the corner and behind the trees. A Lesser Redpoll was in the area again but I only saw it in flight today. Further up at the Borrow Pit pool there were three Little Grebes and a family party of Mute Swans. I assumed it was the same group as before but there were six juveniles, so it is either another group or they have adopted one from somewhere else...

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