June 2016

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Large skipper – Paul M

Saturday 25th – from Simon – 6 black-tailed godwit, 1 whimbrel, short-eared owl, marsh harrier

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Blue-tailed damselfly – Paul M

Friday 24th – from Simon 16 black-tailed godwit, 2 whimbrel,3 golden plover, barn owl, emperor dragonfly, four spot chaser.

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Orchids – Paul M

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Abstract Art Linnets!

linnet abstract 19'06'16

Sunday 19th – very quiet, meadow pipit, swallow, curlew, shelduck with chicks, 2 little egret

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Meadow pipit – Peter M

Saturday 18th – from Paul – 2 little gull on main stray

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Barn owl – Simon

Friday 17th – From Simon – barn owl, short-eared owl, 5 whimbrel, 1 avocet, wall brown, 2 orchids near open hide

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Spotted orchid – Simon

A bit of a diversion! CMV Cruise Liner MARCO POLO on way to a Norwegian Fiords Cruise

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Boaty McBoaty – Paul M

Gross Tonnage 22,080grt

Registry Bahamas

Passenger Capacity 425 cabins (max 800 passengers)

Cruising Speed 16.5 knots

Passenger Decks 8, Lifts 4

Dimensions Length 578.4ft (176.3m), Beam 77.4ft (23.6m)

Back to the birds soon we hope!!!

Sunday 12th – from Simon – 1 great crested grebe, 3 Mediterranean gull, 36 common scoter east, 4 common tern, 24 knot, 2 avocet

Saturday 11th – from Paul – 3 gadwall on river, marsh harrier mobbed by a short–eared owl, avocet on strays.

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Ringed plover – Paul M

Saturday 11th – from Simon – 1 great crested grebe, 9 teal, 1 ♂ marsh harrier, 1 avocet, 18 ringed plover, 5 cuckoo

Monday 6th – from Simon2 short-eared owl, 1 brent goose, 2 teal, 4 lapwing, (1 ♀ Australian Shelduck), 8 shelduck chicks, azure and blue-tailed damselflies, four spot chasers, cinnabar moth – from Paul – First dragonflies of the year with 4 spot chaser, azure and blue-tailed damselfly present.

Saturday 5th – from Paul – A single barnacle goose along the river.

Friday 3rd – from Paul – 2 bullfinch, marsh harrier, whimbrel, 2 painted lady.

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