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September 2013 Diary
All the latest sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Sat 7th Two Ringed Plovers were present and a Hobby was over the North Shore at 16:00 (HK).
Thu 12th 4 Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin on the sailing club shore (GR). About 12 Chiffchaffs, 3 Swallows, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shovelers and 2 Pochard were noted and the quite impressive gull roost held 2 1cy Yellow-legged Gulls (CM).
Fri 13th 5 Ringed Plovers  on the sailing club shore (IW, N)
Sat 14th 4 Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin were on the sailing club shore (HK). The gull roost numbered over 4000 Black-headed Gulls and 2200 Lesser Black-backs with a scattering of Herring Gulls and presumably one or two Yellow-legged Gulls but it was too dark to examine in detail (GE).
Tues 17th Many hirundines were present, mostly Swallows and House Martins but also 2 Sand Martins (CM).
Sun 22nd The WeBS count produced totals of 33 Mute Swans, 418 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 162 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 150 Tufted Ducks, 7 Pochard, 406 Coot, 9 Moorhens, 25 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Grebes and 32 Lapwings (GE).