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2Oct-2We set off for the Vistabella area in response to information received from Barry about a Black shouldered Kite he had seen there the day before. We drove and walked up and down the road for a while but saw no sign of the target bird although we did find a nice big spider! We came across fellow CBBC Members Mike and Cynthia, but unfortunately, they had not seen the bird either. Sadly we had to admit we had ‘dipped out ‘ on this one. There were a few other birds around though, including, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Booted Eagle and lots of Kestrels, maybe 8 or 10 all flying around above the fields. Mike told us he had seen good numbers of Yellow Wagtails on one of the fields and we found just a couple in another, along with a small flock of Little Ringed Plovers which flew in while we were watching. There was another bird with them which I thought might have been a Dunlin. A nice female Red Crested Pochard was swimming in the channel by the side of the road and stayed just long enough for a quick photo before we left 2Oct-3 2Oct-4the area.