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New bird for Sustead Common

Photo from near-by Febrigg

I was down at The Common this weekend when I heard a familiar call - I looked up and there, amongst a roving tit flock was a Marsh Tit. This is the first record for the site of this species. Having suffered a dramatic decline in the sixties, the British population of Marsh Tit stabilised until recently, when sharp declines have again been recorded. We're lucky to have this bird at Sustead - I hope it stays.

A nice display of Primroses on the newly restored stretch of Roadside Nature Reserve

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