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Friday 6th April 2018

A male Firecrest was in the pines, and a group of 9 Common Cranes flew over west at 10.30. A Tree Sparrow was in the village and 7 Siskins flew over calling. On the sea 900 Common Scoter and an Eider were recorded together with a Great Crested Grebe. At least 5 Chiffchaffs were around the reserves.

Male Firecrest in the pines - Holme Bird Obs, April 2018 © David Bratt

The flock of Common Cranes circling over the grazing marsh - Holme Bird Obs, April 2018 © David Bratt

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