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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A Bittern Report

Birtley reedbeds - A Bittern reported from here, also reported from here was a Small Copper Butterfly, exceptionally early but one reported in Norfolk on 5th March. 3 Chiffchaff were seen here, together with 2 Kingfisher and a Willow Tit, and 3 Water Rail were heard.
Lamesley Water Meadows - 2 Gadwall still present on the flash pools.
Kibblesworth Grange - 1 Wigeon on the pool
Ravensworth Fell - 2 Short-eared Owl,  1,000 Golden Plover, 10 Meadow Pipit and 3 Brown Hare, 4 Common Buzzard over the nearby estate.

Short-eared Owls at Ravensworth Fell [Rob Stonehouse]

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