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HIGH­LIGHTS: The Western Swamphen re­mained at Alk­bor­ough Flats. Donna Nook logged pu­ta­tive Ste­j­neger’s Siberian Stonechats (6th-10th & 14th-16th), a Red-flanked Blue­tail (10th-16th), two Radde’s War­blers (15th), three Pal­las’s War­blers (7th-16th), a Lit­tle Bunt­ing (4th), Rose-coloured Star­ling (7th-13th), East­ern Black Red­start (26th-28th), two Red-breasted Fly­catch­ers (5th-6th), an Arc­tic Red­poll (12th) and North­ern Bullfinches (24th-25th & 29th). Another Siberian Stonechat was at North Cotes (23rd). A Lesser Yel­lowlegs was at East But­ter­wick (6th-9th). ALK­BOR­OUGH FLATS: There were 440 Wi­geon, 2,700 Teal, 52 Shov­el­ers, 52 Whooper Swans, 20 Pin­tails, a Gar­ganey, 264 Snipe, two Jack Snipe, 24 Grey Plovers, 21 Spot­ted Red­shanks, a Lit­tle Stint, 36 Ruff, an abi­et­i­nus-race Chif­fchaff, Bittern, Red Kite, Yel­low-browed War­bler, Cross­bill, six Stonechats and a Wa­ter Pipit. BAR­TON: There were 200 Wi­geon, 20 Pin­tails, 71 Shov­el­ers, a Red-crested Pochard, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Goosander, 46 Snipe, two Sand Martins, 50 Black­birds and a Whitethroat. DONNA NOOK-PYES HALL: High­lights in­cluded six tun­dra Bean Geese, 63 White­fronts, 666 dark-bel­lied and one pale-bel­lied Brent Geese, 43 Whooper Swans, 600 Teal, three Eiders, 10 Sooty Shear­wa­ters, three Po­ma­rine Skuas, Hobby, two Hen Har­ri­ers, Rough-legged Buz­zard, Whim­brel, four Wood­cocks, three Short-eared Owls, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Waxwings and 16 Shore Larks. There was a Cetti’s War­bler, Siberian Chif­fchaff, 40 Yel­low-browed War­blers, 40 Black­caps, four Firecrests, 180 Gold­crests, five Ring Ouzels, 450 Field­fares, 500 Red­wings, two Black Red­starts, five Red­starts, three Whin­chats, 63 Bram­blings, 12 Mealy Red­polls, 28 Twite, a Hawfinch, 180 Reed Bunt­ings, two La­p­land Bunt­ings and two Snow Bunt­ings. OTHER SITES: A tun­dra Bean Goose and 500 Teal were in Bonby Carrs (28th-31st). North Killingholme Haven (5th) logged six dark-bel­lied Brent Geese, 36 Com­mon Scot­ers, a Leach’s Pe­trel, three Long-tailed Skuas, a

Po­ma­rine Skua and Great Skua. A flock of 10,000 Golden Plovers was at Read’s Is­land (30th-31st), with 5,000 at North Cotes. Some 6,000 Black-tailed God­wits were at North Killingholme (5th). There were 26 Shore Larks at Thed­dlethorpe (23rd-28th). Gra­ham Cat­ley with Steve Lo­rand

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