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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday 8/9

The first morning of autumn when temperature was below 10 *. So an early start  with a coat on at the reserve. Tree Sparrows showing well at Boulderwall. At the Second hide with no camera Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper ( 158) Ringed Plover, Ruff, Little Gull, Dunlin and a flock of Golden Plover all at very close range , Light was poor so any Photos may not have been clear ( my excuse) On to Makepeace where a Black Necked Grebe showed well. Denge  Marsh provided Great White Egret , Grey Heron and a Hobbie. Two distant rapters were seen both probably Marsh Harrier but both very high and distant. 100's of Sand Martins and smaller numbers of Swallows on migration.
3 Grassnakes and one Field Vole   
On reaching car at midday weather was now bright and sunny showing 21*

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