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A few late migrants in the bushes included a Woodcock, a Snipe, five Firecrests, 40 Goldcrests and eight Chiffchaffs. Birds passing overhead were mostly finches with 11 Crossbills, 450 Goldficnhes, 40 Redpolls and 110 Siskin of note and with other bits and pieces including a Swallow, 30 Skylarks and a Corn Bunting. Bird of the day was a Bittern which was flushed from the Pumphouse Reeds.