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On the 2nd October:


A return to Chew Valley Lake where we failed to see the Long-billed Dowitcher again. We did see 6 Spotted Redshank, 4 Knot, 19 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpipers, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plovers, a Ruff, a Grey Plover, 6 Common and 2 Black Terns, 6 Yellow Wagtails and with the flock of 30 Canada Geese a Cackling Canada Goose, formally a subspecies now treated as a full species.


All day on St. Agnes, with the highlights being 7 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Redstarts, 13 Firecrests, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Turtle Doves, 5 Whinchats, a Wheatear, a Peregrine and a Merlin. At low tide we were able to walk to Gugh where we saw the American Golden Plover again, another Spotted Flycatcher and Wheatear, and, 3 more Firecrests.


A day at Chew Valley Lake seeing lots of duck, a Common Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, a Dunlin, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 6 Golden Plovers, a Grey Plover, a Sanderling, 3 Ruff, 2 Black Terns, a Common Tern, 3 Yellowhammers, a Kingfisher and a Hobby.


A visit to Chew Valley Lake seeing the usual ducks, grebes and gulls, also a Greenshank, a Merlin, a Peregrine and an Osprey.


A visit to Slimbridge, on the South Lake there was a juvenile Black Tern. Then from the Zeiss Hide there were 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, Knot, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, a Sanderling, 2 Ruff and 2 Greenshanks, in the reed-bed a Cetti's warbler was singing and out on the Dumbles there was a Great White Egret, a Little Egret and 12 Common Cranes.

Black Tern. 

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