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October 2nd 2012

Amble Marshes; 2 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Mallard, 8 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Greenshank, 14 Redshank, 12 Lapwing, 2 juvenile Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 1 Knot, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Dunlin, 4 Canada Goose, 4 Siskin, 2 Pheasant, 5 Curlew, 37 Meadow Pipit over, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Water Rail, 10 Teal, 2 Grey heron, 1 Stonechat, 8 Woodpigeon, 16 Moorhen, 14 Snipe, 3 Herring Gull, 1 female Pintail, 1 Raven, 8 Stock Dove, 1 female Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Peregine killed a Grey plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mallard hybrid. (D. Julian & C. Selway)

Peregrine with Grey Plover kill, Amble Marshes 2/10/12. (C Selway)

Dunveth Road, Wadebridge; 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 6 Pied Wagtail, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Peregrine flew over south, 4 Canada Goose flew over south, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Jackdaw. (D. Julian)

Egloshayle area; 16 Black-headed Gull, 24 Mallard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit. (D. Julian & C. Selway)
Treraven Meadow; 25 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 48 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Curlew, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cormorant over north, 2 Carrion Crow. (D. Julian & C. Selway)
Treraven Woods; 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 4 Woodpiegon, 6 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch. (D. Julian & C. Selway)

The two juvenile Grey Plover looked very tired, just sat in the grass. When a Peregrine swooped and took one of the birds the other did not even move, either through exhaustion or fear. It was an easy kill for the Perergine with the striken bird not putting up a fight.

Peregrine with Grey Plover kill, Amble Marshes 2/10/12. (C Selway)
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