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On the 19th June:


A visit to Frampton lakes where there were lots of warblers including 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 500+ Swifts and a Turtle Dove, along the Severn foreshore we saw 40+ Shelducks, 40+ Redshanks, 2 Knot, 60+ Lapwing, a Stock Dove and a Grasshopper Warbler.

Then we drove north to Nafford Island to look for Marsh Warblers, but couldn't find any, we did see 6 Sedge Warblers, a Kingfisher and 4 Tree Sparrows, then we tried nearby Eckington Bridge where we did see 2 Marsh Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers and a Little Owl.


A visit to Chew Valley Lake where there was a good selection of ducks and warblers, the highlight was an Avocet, which is rare here, and seeing a Mink carrying a dead Mallard.


In La Perouse Bay, Manitoba on a sound recording trip for the BBC series 'Land of the Eagle'. 1 new amphibian seen today.











Willow Grouse. 


A visit to Slimbridge, where from the Rushy Hide I saw a male Green-winged Teal, 3 Green Sandpipers, 32 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Avocets, a pair of Oystercatchers with a chick and a Little Egret.


An overnight drive to Church Norton to view this area of Pagham Harbour where an Elegant Tern had been seen, but as the hours ticked by it was evident that the bird had moved on! The island, I and quiet a few others were viewing held lots Black-headed Gulls, Common and Little Terns with lots of chicks. There were 10+ Sandwich Terns and at least 6 Mediterranean Gulls, also Curlews, Oystercatchers, Redshanks and 2 Ringed Plovers.

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Sandwich Terns, Pagham Harbour, 19_6_17.

Pagham Harbour and Sandwich Terns.

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