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RE: RUMWORTH LODGE


This am, with Steve Almond at main lodge, and then a solo tour round in my vehicle up to 1.10pm Weather fine.

Little Grebe....1
Pink-footed Geese.... c110 over the lodge in two skeins >E at 11.15
Lapwing....12
Gadwall....9
Wigeon....4
Grey Heron....1
Tufted Duck...a pair
Linnet...c35

Arriving at the Dam 12.15, I immediately saw 3 Buzzards soaring together over Broadgate Farm, with probably a further two further back but soon lost in cloud.
The 3 Buzzards slowly drifting away, across the Middlebroook Valley.
As I climbed into my vehicle to depart the dam, a Kingfisher flew across the road near me, and banked at the church towards Middlebrook.
Pied Wagtail and c50 Starlings on wire at the farm.

As I drove back up Beaumont Road, the Kestrel that Steve had seen earlier, was hunting over the spot where we had been scoping from.


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Today up to 12:30:

 

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28 Wigeon

10 Gadwall

50 Lapwing

 

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Walked round this morning on the roads:

Raven 2
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1
Lapwing 9
Jay 1
Swallow 2
Grey Wagtail 1

In Lostock wood:

Nuthatch 2
Coal tit 2
Goldcrest 1

On 1st October there were 21 Snipe on the islands

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At the dam this morning:
Water level in the lodge at maximum, as overflow in use. Grey Wagtail showing well on top of overflow ladder, otherwise little or nothing.

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2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch and c 6 Great Tits, but
no sign of Willow Tit in the Wood, and nothing at the dam. This am


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1.30 to 3.30 this pm. Weather fine and sunny.

Still the quiet time of the year:
Grey Wagtail....1
Buzzard....1, soaring over western fields but continually harassed by, up to 4, Corvids.
Linnet.....31, the flock flew in, as I was about to leave the farm, and perched on wire.
Lapwing...9, close together; sat or stood, by a patch of Dock.
Cormorant....2
Great Crested Grebe....2
Gadwall....2
Grey Heron....1
Canada Geese....68

-- Edited by keith mills on Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:24:49 PM

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Also seen from the Dam, today: A pale Buzzard soaring over Broadgate farm/ Junction Road area and drifting > NE at 3.02 pm

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Single Wheatear present early afternoon today.

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Whinchat still behind at the south reeds at 12 30 today.

 

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Whinchat behind the south reeds late afternoon today.'

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Sedge Warbler and 6 Snipe present at 10:20am today.

 

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This Morning, Lock lane and wood only.

Nuthatch...2 The smaller one taken to be a juvenile.
Lapwing....4
Kestrel....1, perched on post by Gorse bushes, flooded field.
Linnet....c30 feeding near farm.
White Wagtail....3
Goldfinch....3
Grey Heron....1
Hirundines... 100+ mainly Swallow but included c20 House Martin. The Hirundines feeding low over fields but also c50 high up. Also at 7.25am c40 Pink-footed geese over >SE

-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 15th of September 2017 12:19:30 PM

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This afternoon, main Lodge, up to 3.30pm. Sunny, with breeze and a very short shower.
Very quiet:

Gadwall....3
Snipe....11
Pied Wagtail...1
Swallows...6
Great Crested Grebe....2
Worthy of a mention were a minimum count of 50 Mallard.
This morning's flock of Linnet could still be seen in the scope. Their bobbing flight around the farm and the flooded field.

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Late morning and early afternoon.
Dam,Wood, Lock Lane only :

Linnet....c45 feeding by Flood
Goldfinch....c30
Grey Wagtail....1
Pied Wagtail....1
Chaffinch...2
Robin...5 including 2 juveniles.
Swallows ...c30, including 11 on wire.

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Some sightings from this morning:

 

Adult Cuckoo flew SW over Lock Lane perching briefly in an elder then flew off SW at 9:55am

2 Swift SW

6 Snipe

Common Sandpiper

8 Lapwing

24 Teal

11 Gadwall

Willow Tit

 

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1 to 2.15 this afternoon:

Quiet for me today, except for Duck numbers on the up.

Gadwall....14
Teal....25
Grey Heron...1
Great Crested Grebe....2
Chaffinch...1m
Gull flock up to 250 spread between shoreline and muck spread field. All Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed.

Still quiet at the dam yesterday:
Great Crested Grebe....2
Grey Heron....2
Grey Wagtail....1
Mallard...1


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Common Sandpiper and 12 Snipe present this morning.

 

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this pm 12.20 to 2.10. dry, breezy, dullish.

Common Sandpiper....2 eventually got them together.
Kingfisher....1 under southern shore willow by inlet flow, and then on post where the inlet flow enters the lodge.
Kestrel...1 hunting behind southern willows; once in dispute with Magpie.
Wheatear...1 on fence that runs from the southern reed bed to the spinney on hill.
Gadwall....8
Teal....18
Lesser Black-backed gull....21
Black-headed Gull....110
I flushed my first bird from the new footpath ''hedge''... Skylark I think; showed the white in the tail going away from me, but not 100% on this one.


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This aft 15.00 till 17.00:

Ruff still present
Oystercatcher 1
Snipe 16
Green Sandpiper 1
Lapwing 104

Once again, this time at 15.30, all the waders were put up, possibly by a Merlin

At 17.00 the Ruff and Green Sandpiper were feeding together

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At the Dam around 1pm.
Cormorant ....1
Grey Heron....1
Grey Wagtail. ...1
Moorhen....1
Swallows....14 on wire.

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Merlin flushed everything at 5:30pm this evening and a Green Sandpiper was present also.

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Other than the juvenile Ruff, also present today were 17 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 137 Lapwing, a Hobby chasing Swallows at 10:25 and a Cockatiel being chased about by Magpies at 11:25am.

Info and Ruff image thanks to Phil Rhodes



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This am 11.50 to 1.15 in Light Rain.
With thanks to Steve Almond for the text about the Ruff, and the finder Phil Rhodes.

Ruff....1 still present when I left; feeding in water just off SE shores.
Common Sandpiper...1
Common Snipe ....16 feeding just off east shore, plus a further flight of 10, that left over southern fields. Possible they circled back though but I doubt.
Lapwing....23
Teal....8
Gadwall....4
Linnet....5
Goldfinch....3
Grey Heron...1
Wheatear...1 imm/fem. It walked along the shore just under my position on the bank, by a bush
At least 12 Pied Wagtail
House Martin....4 or 5 in with the Swallows.

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Flying visit at 9.30am to try for the Sandwich Terns: but not seen since 8am (Phil Rhodes)

6 Mute Swans present on arrival and watch them fly off around 10am; good record for this site.
Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper feeding shoulder to shoulder on east shoreline.
4 Snipe feeding on south shoreline( 11 seen here this am by Phil.)

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Two adult Sandwich Terns present at 7:35 this morning.

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This morning:

 

Little Egret at 9:10 then flew towards the dam at 9:35

Whinchat behind the south reeds

2 Wheatear

Green Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

7 Snipe

73 Lapwing

 

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This evening 4 to 6pm. Glorious weather.

Wheatear....1 fem or 1rst winter. Perched up on north Island on my arrival.
Tufted Duck....3
Cormorant....1
Gadwall...15
Grey Heron....1
Pied Wagtail...8+
Common Snipe....7
Common Sandpiper....1
Lapwing....4
Redstart....1 Brilliant repeat views at 30 yards. Perching in a small lone Willow bush by east shore c40 yards back from Fishermans Point.
The Redstart regularly dropping down onto the dry shore. 1rst winter male I think. Lovely coloured chest, grey head
with some supercilium showing.
Willow Warbler...1


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Also today at the Dam:

Kingfisher....1 first seen for a time at this end. Flew down the channel before veering into it's usual willows.
Grey Wagtail....1
Swallows....14, with 8 on wire at Bank Top farm.
Mallard....5

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Up to 11am this morning:

 

3 Wigeon

21 Gadwall

7 Teal

12 Snipe

Common Sandpiper

58 Lapwing

Wheatear

14 Linnet 

 

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Late morning today:

Green Sandpiper

Common Sandpipers

5 Snipe

 

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Stopping at the Dam at 12.25... two Buzzards were soaring close together, over the wood, before drifting slowly >NW.
Cormorant....1 ''on stump island''
Grey Heron....2
Grey Wagtail...1 in the outflow.

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This morning. Dam/Wood/Lock Lane:

Great Crested Grebe.....2
Grey Heron....1
Grey Wagtail...1
Swallows....c12
Nuthatch....1 maybe 2
Starlings....c440 including 240 packed on wire at Seddon Fold Farm. All moving in small groups >NW
Goldfinch....5. Lapwing .....14

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 28th of August 2017 06:03:45 PM

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This morning:

 

4 Swift

Common Sandpiper

5 Snipe

Willow Tit

 

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Today up to 1pm. Dam/Wood/Lock Lane only:

Up to 30 Swallows, Some on wire at Bank Top Farm and others perched on the Gantry at the Dam or over the channel. Looked like many juveniles.
Cormorant.... single on mid-channel stump. First seen for a while.
Coot...1
Linnet....45 by Seddon Fold Farm.
Pied Wagtail....1


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This morning:

Common Sandpiper 1
Snipe 6
Kingfisher 1
Kestrel 1 female bathing
House Martin 25 hunting over the water
Swallow 50

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23 Swallows on wire at Lock Lane at 1.30 pm, when they were flushed by a Sparrowhawk.

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This morning:

Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 2
Snipe 1
Lapwing 65
Teal 3
Gadwall 2
Linnet 2
Kestrel 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Swallow 100
House Martin 12
Swift 1

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12 to2pm today; sunny.

Common Snipe....2
Gadwall.....4 juveniles
Tufted Duck....3
Lapwing....27
Pied Wagtail....1
Swallow...2
Grey Heron....1
Greylag Goose....1 still with Canada's

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This morning:

Common Sandpiper 1
Snipe 5
Lapwing 26
Common Tern 1
Tufted Duck 14
Kestrel 1
Mixed hirundines 200+

No swift today


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This aft in the rain:

Common Sandpiper 2
Snipe 8
Lapwing 27
Linnet 2
Swallow 200+
Sand Martin 30
House Martin 15
Swift 2
Greylag Goose with 112 Canada geese

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This morning:

Common Sandpiper 1
Common Tern 1
Willow Tit 1
Swift 4


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This evening, up to 8.05. Sunny.

Redstart....2 including one male. I watched these two flitting about, often together, catching the low sun from the west.
Location was in a small clump of trees/hedge just to the right of the copse on the southern hill, and above and often on,
the tangle of fence posts ( at least12 posts very close together?) Viewed from footpath.
Buzzard....1
Kestrel...1
Common Sandpiper....1
Starlings...c50 flock.
Swallow....40+
Lapwing....18
Tufted Duck....7
Pied Wagtail...c12
Grey Heron....1
Gadwall present on arrival, but could not be relocated. Possibly due to low sun.

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Yesterday afternoon, Dam only.

At least some bird life back, if only
the usual.

Grey Wagtail....1
Grey Heron....1
Coot....1
Moorhen....1
Great Crested Grebe....1
Mallard....2
Woodpigeon.....4
Goldfinch ...2

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This morning:

Snipe 2
Common Sandpiper 1
Kingfisher 1
Common Tern 1
Sparrowhawk 1



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Just now, Approx 150 Jackdaw murmurating over the corner of Beaumont Rd and Wigan Rd and eventually settling in the trees at the bottom of Beaumont Chase. Fantastic noise and sight

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Male Redstart in the SW shore willows at 10am this morning.

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Late news for yesterday evening:

Juvenile Wheatear

Common Sandpiper

Kingfisher

Willow Tit

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

 

 



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Other sightings from today include:

 

adult Ringed Plover 

 

Common Sandpiper

3 Oystercatcher

adult Common Tern

Kingfisher 

 

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Also around noon yesterday:
Kestrel hunting between Broadgate Farm and Beaumont
Road.

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Today up to 10am:

 

2 Common Sandpiper

Kingfisher

 

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