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Saturday 31st October 2015

October 31, 2015

KILHAMMid morning to late afternoon – 700+ Fieldfare (400+S along western edge and 300+ SE over Big Pool mostly late morning/early afternoon), c.15 Goldcrest, 1 r-h Goosander W, 1 Grey Wagtail S, a r-t Harrier seen briefly in poor light, was almost certainly a HEN HARRIER SE, 1 Kestrel,  c.120 Lapwing (mostly S), 2 Linnet W, 60+ Meadow Pipit SSW, 1 MERLIN, 1m+1f Peregrine (late afternoon only), 5 Pied Wagtail SSW, 1 Siskin SW, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Stonechat, c.30 Teal S (C. C. Robinson, Mark Lynes)

TEN ACRE LAKE – 1 Buzzard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, c.10 Mallard, 1 Siskin E, 5 Teal and 7 Wigeon (C. C Robinson)

PRISON LAKES – 1 Goldeneye and 3-400 Fieldfare along western edge from Boston Park – Kilham (Mark Lynes)

PACKARDS – Mid/late afternoon – 1 Brambling over, 1 Woodcock flushed from western end (MLy). At the time the Pink-feet were on Packards what sounded like a large group could still be heard calling from W or SW of Kilham Big Pool (C. C. Robinson). 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Common Buzzard, c.50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat , 2 Whooper Swan S presumed same as New Porters/Alderfen birds, other birds noted moving S included 1100+ Fieldfare, 360 Lapwing, 26 Skylark, 9 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin (John Wozencroft and Dave Hursthouse).

MOOR LANE, Wroot (Lincs) – mixed finch flock 1m Brambling, 60+ Goldfinch, 20 Lesser Redpoll and 60+ Fieldfare (JR)

ALDERFEN (Lincs) – 1000+ Starling, 2 Whooper Swan (J. Robinson, R.A.Marshall, C.C.Robinson). 2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE and 2 Woodcock were flushed by shooters during the day (R.A.Marshall).

NEW MOOR/NEW PORTERS – 5 Buzzard, 3 Cormorant W, 1 Kestrel, c.500 Lapwing, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whooper Swan in from S presumed Alderfen birds (JR, TR)

AROUND THE MOORS – 1800+ Fieldfare, majority early SSE. 1100 Starling, c.450 Redwing, 70 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 55 Skylark, 130 Redpoll, 60 Siskin, 9 Brambling, 14 Snipe, 65 Chaffinch, 32 Linnet, 12 Yellowhammer, c.40 Goldfinch, 25+ Bullfinch, c.60 Reed Buntings, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 120 Greenfinch, 400+ Lapwing, 85 Golden Plover, c.90 Goldcrest, 8 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 60 + Robin, 20+ Dunnock, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Stock Dove, 250 + WoodPigeon. 4 Stonechat (2 Kilham+2 southern edge Ethelmoor/New porters), 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 47 Curlew (presumed part of Candy Corner group), 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 6 Sparrowhawks, c.8 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harriers ( one a male, 2nd cal yr), a small looking ring-tailed Harrier, 2nd yr male Peregrine, 3 Pintail, 47 Teal, 16 Gadwall west, 300 + Wigeon went high and SSE also early (dawn), 6 Shoveler (MP) .

CANDY CORNER (Lincs) – 51 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron (R.A.Marshall, C.C.Robinson)

Also a bit of late news from one of the anglers who fish Alderfen Fisheries (Lincs) there has been a Bittern there during last and the previous winter (Per RAM)

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