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RE: SALE WP


Hour or so around the western end and Broad Ees Dole this afternoon. Jet-skiing, but still, some birds:

Main lake and surrounds:

1 stock dove over
1 moorhen
2 coot
10 (or possibly 11) mute swan
2 great crested grebe
35+ black-headed gull
4+ common gull
6+ lesser black-backed gull
1 herring gull

Broad Ees Dole was very quiet:

Long-tailed tit flock, with the odd blue tit mixed in
1 jay
2 moorhen
1 snipe
1 grey heron


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Apologies for the very late post for Thursday 30.11.17.
Main lake ........
Mute swan - 3 cygnets.
Black-headed gull - c100.
Lesser Black-back gull - 10.
Herring gull - 2 ( both 3rd winter ) .
Common gull - 10.
Yellow legged gull - 1 (same individual as last time ).
Broad Ees Dole ........
Teal - 30 on a mainly fozen bund.
Snipe - 2 on reed bed edges of bund.
Also several mobile long-tail tit flocks about.
Plus another long-tail tit flock and 2 Treecreeper (one seen , one heard) in hedge along Hawthorn lane on the way back.

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08.05 - 08.25

Gadwall 8
Herring Gull 1

(nothing on Broad Ees Dole)

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Friday 17th November. (4pm)

A late break on main car park at Deckers.

- 1 Yellow-legged Gull (certainly looked good for it) has just flown from the side of Deckers over to the far side of the lake, done a couple of circuits round that area but I've lost it. Could well be the same one that myself and then Phil Kelly have seen here recently.
- 2 Grey Wagtail
- 1 Woodcock has just flown up from beyond the island and then dropped back down towards the entrance area.
(I remember Steve Burke saying it was a good sight for them here, right place right time I guess!)

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All the normal stuff but GADWALL count up to 17 

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Late post - Wed 08.11.17
Yellow Legged Gull - 1 (confirmation from Ian McKerchar from images ).
Grey Heron - 1.
Goldfinch - 5.
Grt. Crested Grebe - 1.
Little grebe - 1.
Tufted Duck - 1.
Mute Swan - 6 (2 ad. + 4 cygnets ).
Broad Ees Dole ..........
Snipe - 1.
Teal - 7.


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Thursday 2nd Nov
Tacho break yesterday afternoon after a late delivery in Stretford.

Usual stuff knocking around including the Black-headed Gulls and an interesting large Gull that appeared flying round the car park and the edge of the reservoir near Deckers.
I reached for my bins and immediately the mantle hue stood out along with the yellow legs. I tried to snap a flight shot but I just couldn't get one (except for a totally blurred one) and it was out of sight behind the trees before I knew it!
I've attached some still images below, and although it looks good for Yellow-legged Gull I was hoping for a shot of the primaries or underwing pattern to confirm it.
Thanks for your view on this one Ian, seems it looks ok but for the very reason above regarding the wings, it can't be 100% confirmed. Yet!
In my view, it doesn't look like one of the Smithfield pair neither.


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20+ Redwing near the visitors centre

2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

lots of dog walkers , joggers and speed boats on the water, left it late to visit.

 

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A quick cycle round, around 3 today. Highlight being:
Broad ees dole
-5 teal
-a pair of gadwal
-a little grebe
-6 grey herons
Main lake
-4 lesser black backed gulls
-5 cormorants
-1 great crested grebe
-1 little grebe
Wildflower meadow
-2 swallows over
-a tit flock
-1 willow tit
-1 goldcrest

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42 species today Highlights

Jay x5

Treecreeper Goldcrest Chiffchaff , Kingfisher

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Steven Heywood wrote:

A couple of treecreepers with the mixed tit flocks near the car park this lunchtime.

Two juvenile sparrowhawks kept everything quiet on Broad Ees Dole.





I'm not sure two Sparrowhawks were needed to 'keep it quiet'. Best birds there for a while...

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A couple of treecreepers with the mixed tit flocks near the car park this lunchtime.

Two juvenile sparrowhawks kept everything quiet on Broad Ees Dole.



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From 2 - 4.30p. today .
Main lake -
Mute swan 2 adult + 5 cygnet.
Reed warbler 2 adult and possibly 2 juveniles. (One adult with food).
Lots of Blue tit and Long-tail tit everywhere.
Broad Ees Dole -
Teal 2 .
Grey Heron 3.
Little Grebe 3 (2 adult + 1 well developed juvenile ).
Moorhen 5 ( 3 adult + 2 juvenile ).
Also 3 cormorant on the pylons.

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three or so hours this morning:

1 goldcrest (juvenile)
4 chiffchaff
2 blackcap
4+ reed warbler, including at least one very recent fledgling and an adult with food.
1 treecreeper
1 nuthatch heard
2 greenfinch
10+ swallow
House martins heard
3 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker heard
2 ring-necked parakeet
1 moorhen
1 coot
7 mute swan (five almost full grown cygnets)
2 grey heron
5 or 6 cormorant
1 or 2 buzzard

Broad Ees Dole:

6 moorhen (one almost full-grown juvenile)
4 little grebe (one full-grown juvenile)
7 grey heron

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Single Ring Necked Parakeet flew east over main lake c. 8.30 this am. 56 Canada geese and the 5 Mute Swan Cygnets still on main lake as well as 3 Little Grebe.

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Herring Gull 1 adult
Teal 1 female

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Yesterday Mon 24.07.17 Sale wp.
Inflow Channel ......
Buzzard - 1 over .
Peregrine - 1 seen very briefly over tree tops toward Jacksons Boat pub.
WF. Meadow .......
Read bunting 3.
Bullfinch 1.
Goldfinch 6 (2 adults + 4 juv. ).
Greenfinch 2.
Swift 4.
Swallow 2.
Main lake ........
Mute swan 2 adult and 4 cygnet.
Broad Ees Dole .......
Little grebe 4 adult + 4 juv.
Grey Heron 2.
Cormorant 2.
R. Mersey ........
Kestrel 1adult + 1juv (across from the water park ).
Kingfisher 1 ( flew past only metres away at head height - great view! ).



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Paul Wilkins wrote:

 two Little Egrets. This has been my local patch for over twenty years and these are the first I've seen anywhere in the Mersey Valley. I'm pleased they've put in an appearance.


They are still very scarce in the area Paul but Broad Ees Dole has managed at least three records of the species that I can recall off the top of my head (including of course the first ever county record). I'm sure they'll get commoner in the near future though smile



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Broad EE's Dole


A few Black- headed Gulls, one Cormorant, three Grey Herons, two Moorhens, one Little Grebe, one Mallard but two Little Egrets. This has been my local patch for over twenty years and these are the first I've seen anywhere in the Mersey Valley. I'm pleased they've put in an appearance.

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This afternoon from 12pm ...
Visitor Centre -
Raven 1.
Main lake -
Mute swan 2 adult + 5 cygnet .
Reed warbler 1 heard only .
WF.Meadow - (all seen in the corner at rear of Old Carpark ) .
Reed bunting 2 (1 male collecting insects and feeding juvenile - also seen again on the way back ) .
Chiffchaff - 1 juvenile .
Blackcap - 1 male .
Greenfinch - 1 male .
Dunnock - 1 .
Broad Ees Dole -
Common Buzzard 1 over .
Cormorant 3 on island .
Little grebe 4 ( 2 adult feeding 2 chicks ) .
Grey Heron 2 .
Kingfisher 2 sightings (one on return to hide on way back ) .

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Main Lake -
Mute Swan 2 adult + 5 cygnet .
Chorlton Ees -
Buzzard 1 over seen briefly ( very dark - no pale markings seen, and movIng quicker than usual - it didn't look quite right for a common buzzard).
Old carpark -
Blackbird 2.
Blackcap 2 (f) probaby the same one .
Broad Ees Dole -
Little Grebe 4 .
Grey Heron 4.
Black -Headed Gull c15 .... one with yellow leg ring - ETKE on left leg.


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94 Canada geese, 5 Mute Swan Cygnets, 3 Lesser Black backed gulls and 12 Black headed gulls on main lake this am.

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4 Ring Necked Parakeet flew over heading for Sale c.8.20am. Lake very quiet.

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Yesterday 5th July

Common Sandpiper 2
Teal 1 female
Canada Goose 89
Cormorant 2

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Herring Gull 1 adult
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult
Kingfisher 1
Reed Warbler 3 in song
Blackcap 2 in song
Chiffchaff 1 in song
Stock Dove 2
Cormorant 1

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85 Canada geese, 5 Mute Swan Cygnets and 2 Grey Wagtail on main lake this am.

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Common Sandpiper 2
Kingfisher 1
Sand Martin 1

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Yesterday 26th June

Herring Gull 1 adult
Reed warbler 4
Common Whitethroat 1
Kingfisher 1
Tufted Duck 1 male
Lapwing 2
Treecreeper 2
Nuthatch 1

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Sorry to read your post Shannon .Just over a week ago
the two swans had ten cygnets .Sad

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Few hours around here this afternoon:

1 goldcrest heard singing
8 chiffchaff
3 blackcap
3 whitethroat
Willow tit heard
Lots of fledgling blue and great tit
Goldfinch, greenfinch, chaffinch
2+ bullfinch
1 reed bunting
1 grey wagtail over
3 song thrush
1 jay
3 swift
3 coot
Mute swan pair with brood of five
2 grey heron
2 cormorant over

Broad Ees Dole

4 reed warbler
1 reed bunting
1 jay
1 kingfisher (extremely fleeting glimpse)
2 moorhen
2 coot
5 little grebe (two occupied nests and a pair building another)
1 lapwing
11 grey heron

Two more reed bunting and (pleasingly) a house sparrow at the dry weir pond, and c15 swift, c5 house martin and 2 swallow over Stretford Ees.


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A wander around the lake earlier this pm produced singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Reed Warbler. 4 Little Grebe on Broad Ees Dole with Mallard, Canada Geese and a couple of Grey Heron. A Kingfisher flew across the lake and a Buzzard circled overhead.

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2 Common Sandpiper still on wooden jetties also Grey Wagtail and all 3 commoner Hirundines present.

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2 Common Sandpiper on boardwalk and then flew onto wooden jetties this morning, also male Reed Bunting in bushes round car park.

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also Reed Warbler singing at Broad Ees Dole and Sedge Warbler at the WP

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Mid to late afternoon. Jet skiing, so not a lot on the main lake, but still plenty to see:

8 chiffchaff
2 willow warbler
6 blackcap
1 willow tit
2 nuthatch
3 goldfinch
1 greenfinch
7 chaffinch
1 bullfinch
2 reed bunting
3 song thrush
1 jay
3 coot
4 great crested grebe
1 mute swan
Mallard & Canada geese

Broad Ees Dole:

1 kingfisher
2 stock dove over (round the back)
3 moorhen
4 coot
4 little grebe
Mallard & Canada geese
3 grey heron
2 black-headed gull
1 buzzard

Ring-necked parakeet over Stretford Ees, and a reed bunting, a moorhen and a grey heron at the dry weir pond.


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Single Common Sandpiper on wooden jetties this am, also several Swallow and good numbers of singing Willow Warbler and blackcap in area.

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The Dole
4 little grebes
6 canada geese
1 black headed gull
mallards, moorhens and coots
The Main lake including flying field and neighbouring field
6 great crested grebes
2 lesser black backed gulls
3 herring gulls
1 great blacked gull
2 black headed gulls
1 cormorant
1 mute swan
double figures of chiffchaffs calling, 3 seen
4 willow warbler calling, 3 seen

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Main lake...

5 great crested grebe
1 swallow
2 sand martin
5 blackcap
2 Chiffchaff
2 willow warbler
1 buzzard
1 sparrowhawk

Broad ees dole...

3 little grebe
2 tufted duck
1 willow warbler
1 Chiffchaff

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2 Sand Martin feeding over main lake this am, also single Redpoll and Oystercatcher over.

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Early afternoon, only visited the western end and Broad Ees Dole; little on the main lake due to watersports:

3 chiffchaff
4 coot
Mallard and Canada geese
2 mute swan
1 great crested grebe
5 black-headed gull

Broad Ees Dole:

2 bullfinch (round the back)
3 reed bunting
2 stock dove over
3 jay
4 moorhen
1 teal
Mallard and Canada geese
5 little grebe
2 mute swan
1 snipe
2 grey heron
14 black-headed gull
1 buzzard



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11:00 am Broad Ees Dole

Kingfisher (2) - lots of chasing and calling around Broad Ees Dole area.

No hirundines around SWP area or the river while I was there

Chris

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10 Great crested grebe on main lake, also 8 Herring gull, 3 chiffchaff and 4 Meadow pipit over

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Male Blackcap singing this morning in trees near mini roundabout. Also 2 chiffchaff singing and 8 Great crested grebe on main lake.

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3 chiffchaff
2 willow tit
3 bullfinch
1 chaffinch
2 reed bunting
1 gadwall
6 great crested grebe
2 cormorant
11 mute Swan
2 grey heron

Broad ees dole....

4 snipe
2 lapwing
5 little grebe
5 grey heron
1 buzzard

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Inflow channel -
Kingfisher 1.
Old car park -
Bullfinch 4 (2m + 2f).
Reed Bunting 1m.
Grt. Tit 1.
Long-tail Tit 1.
Across R.Mersey over Chorlton Ees -
Raven 2.
Main lake -
Tufted Duck 4.
Grt.Crested Grebe 9.
Mute Swan 8.
Cormorant 4.
Broad Ees Dole -
Grey Heron 9.
Gadwall 12.
Little Grebe 5.
Plus it was a nice surprise to see the Wildflower meadow has been mowed and raked . (That's not been done for years !)

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Chiffchaff calling from behind islands on main lake, also 6 Great crested grebe, 16 Gadwall and 11 Cormorant.

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Single Ring Necked Parakeet in trees near visitor centre this am, on main lake 3 drake Goosander and 16 Gadwall. Also a dead immature cormorant on the side of the M60 slip road here.

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5:30 - 6:00 pm

Broad Ees Dole;
Goosander - 17 (9m)
smaller numbers of Canada Goose, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Moorhen, Heron and Little Grebe

Water Park
Kingfisher - 1
A large flotilla of Coot headed down to the south end of the lake at dusk like they were on military manoeuvres

Flying Field
A blanket of c 300 jackdaw on the field at dusk as they headed towards evening roost.

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Highlights of a wander around early pm were a pair of Willow Tit in front of the hide at Broad Ees Dole.

On the Dole;
7 Gadwall
3 Teal
5 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
Moorhen

On the Water Park;
4 Mute Swan
2 Great Crested Grebe
16 Cormorant
2 Herring Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Coot, Canada Goose, Black Headed Gull, Mallard

On the Nature Reserve;
18 Goldfinch
6 Siskin
1 Bullfinch
1 Goldcrest

On the adjacent Mersey;
1 Goosander (male)
1 Grey Wagtail

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Chiffchaff feeding in bushes behind bins in main car park this am, also Willow tit by visitor centre and drake Goldeneye.

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