Friday 14th Oct 2005
1 Reed warbler along North Path. Barnacle Goose - [Visitor Centre]; Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe [Church Pond];1 Water Rail - [Wet Marsh], skulking in front of reeds back and forth;1 Kingfisher - [Beeston Pond];3 Shoveler - [Clifton Pit];2 Redwing flying N;12 Greylag, 3 Egyptian Goose - [New Wetland];5 Skylark, Stock Dove, Pheasant - [E of Trent]; Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black backed Gull - [New Workings]; Brambling & Siskin in roving (mainly Goldfinch) flock; Numerous Teal, Gadwall, Lapwing, G C Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, B H Gull, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron across the site. Green sandpiper, goldeneye, water rail(2),siskin, tree sparrow(7), jay, redwing(17), golden plover (8), swallow (4).
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