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October 7th 2012

Dinham area; 1 Red-rumped Swallow flew south with 45 Swallow, 109 Herring Gull, 180 Black-headed Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 96 Curlew, 14 Little Egret, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 97 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 47 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 2 Mallard, 29 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 12 Carrion Crow, 6 Mute swan, 2 Cormorant, 1 Ruff, 1 Buzzard, 1 Wren, 3 Robin, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 4 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird. (D. Julian)
Old Town Cove area; 4 Greenshank including the Ythan Estuary bird, 1 Common Gull, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 13 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 20 Herring Gull, 74 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 65 Curlew, 5 Black-headed Gull, 4 Redshank, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Feral Pigeon, 60 Rook, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Robin, 9 Meadow Pipit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Robin. (D. Julian)
Padstow area; 37 Light-bellied Brent Goose, 62 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 20 Oystercatcher, 130 Herring Gull, 16 Great Black-backed gull, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Carrion Crow, 87 Black-headed Gull, 32 Rook, 1 Common Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit flew west, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Robin, 2 Robin, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Chaffinch, 10 Jackdaw. (D. Julian)
Pinkson Creek; 9 Redshank, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 10 Curlew, 2 Mallard, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Wigeon, 1 Robin, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Jackdaw, 4 Meadow Pipit flew west, 1 Dunnock, 6 Woodpigeon, 10 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow. (D. Julian)
Trevelver area; 27 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 66 Oystercatcher, 94 Curlew, 110 Black-headed Gull, 270 Herring Gull, 65 Jackdaw, 170 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Robin, 3 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Jay, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Skylark flew west, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch. (D. Julian)
Trevelver Farm; 60 Woodpigeon, 20 Stock Dove, 230 Rook, 45 Jackdaw. (D. Julian)
Wadebridge area; 11 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 16 Redshank, 245 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Mediterranean Gull (5 adult and a first winter), 10 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Woodpigeon, 3 Wren, 1 Magpie, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Robin. (D. Julian & W. Delacour)

The Red-rumped Swallow is only the second record for the estuary, the only other accepted record was of one at Amble Marshes on 24th April 2003.
The count of 37 Light-bellied Brent Goose is the highest count for the estuary of this sub-species.

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