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ALVECOTE POOLS: The Great White Egret re­mained (to 2nd). There were two Whooper Swans, two Bar­na­cle Geese, a Pink-footed Goose, 20 Lit­tle Egrets and a Jack Snipe. BRAN­DON MARSH: There were 25 Waxwings, a Bit­tern, Lit­tle Egret, Ringed Plover, five Oys­ter­catch­ers, Great Black-backed and Yel­low-legged Gulls, a Wil­low Tit, Raven, Red Kite and Pere­grine. DRAYCOTE: A Red-necked Grebe and five Scaup re­mained through­out. A Smew was present for the first week. There was a Mer­lin, Pere­grine, Curlew, Dun­lin, Wa­ter Rail, 250 Golden Plovers and Caspian, Glau­cous, Ice­land, Mediter­ranean and Yel­low-legged Gulls. EARLSWOOD: Wa­ter Rail, Stock Dove and Marsh Tit were the pick. MIDDLETON: High­lights in­cluded two Great White Egrets, a Bit­tern, 44 Lit­tle Egrets, a Raven and Scaup. MOR­TON BAGOT: There was a Marsh Tit, Jack Snipe, Pere­grine, Barn Owl, two Green Sand­pipers, two Red­polls, a Stonechat, a flock of Lin­nets and 200 Golden Plovers. TAME VAL­LEY: Co­ton Lake had a Scaup and Yel­low-legged Gull. The Siberian Chif­fchaff was again at Hams Hall at the start of the month. Kings­bury WP had a Curlew, Yel­low-legged Gull, three Oys­ter­catch­ers and 490 Shov­el­ers. Two Bit­terns, a Black-tailed God­wit, Pin­tail, Lit­tle Egret, Pere­grine and Man­darin were at Lady­walk. OTHER SITES: There were 70 Golden Plovers and two Oys­ter­catch­ers at Sal­ford Pri­ors. Eight Oys­ter­catch­ers and an Egyp­tian Goose were at Dosthill. A Lit­tle Egret was at War­wick Race­course. Forty Waxwings were at Wol­ston. Stonechats were at sev­eral sites. Oys­ter­catch­ers had re­turned to their breed­ing grounds by the end of the month. Clare Top­ping

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