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RE: RUMWORTH LODGE


Visited this morning 10.45 to 12.00. Birds seen include:

  • Whitethroat 1
  • Reed Buntings 4+
  • Long-tailed Tits
  • Lapwings 12+
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Oystercatchers 6+ ( 2 on nests on the islands)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gulls 2
  • Buzzard 1

Also met Phil Rhodes, Steve Almond and another chap with bins who's name escapes me during this visit and we had an interesting talk while birding.



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At the Lodge late yesterday evening:

White Wagtail...1

Reed Bunting....2

Sedge Warbler....1

Oystercatcher....4  one sitting

Great Crested Grebe....5 one sitting

Coot family...with 4 chicks.

Canada Geese ..28 with 2+1 goslings

Grey Heron....1

Swallows....7

Mallards were the only ducks seen.







-- Edited by Keith Mills on Friday 18th of May 2018 09:21:36 AM

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This am. Dam and Lock Lane.

Great Crested Grebe....1

Grey Wagtail....1

Treecreeper.1   seen in wood.

Lapwings...7 including the 4 chicks (family still intact)

Swallows....c8 only 3 nests found at the farm yet.

Moorhen...1 These have bred, at the farm, with at least 2 chicks says Stan.

Linnet...1m

Goldfinch....1



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This am, Dam and Lock Lane only. Sunny.

At the dam were:

Common Sandpiper....1

Common Tern....1

Mistle Thrush...1

Very distant raptor south not ID'd

Singles of Moorhen(having a spat with a Carrion Crow?) and Great Crested Grebe.

Elsewhere the Lapwing family was intact (4 Chicks)

A juvenile Starling was being fed in a bush, by Parent.

The 2 House Martin still feeding over the flood.

Six plus Linnets, including 2 feeding on the cobbled lane.

Swallows at the farm/flood.....c10

Pied Wagtail...3 in total.



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A Buzzard was soaring quite low by the Dam this am, and later over the field next to the wood.

Single Pied Wagtail at the Dam.

Mistle Thrush taking food in the wood as was a male Chaffinch.

The 4 Lapwing chicks still present.

Single male Linnet seen.

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 12th of May 2018 04:40:25 PM

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3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 second summer and 1 adult) and a Common Sandpiper at 11am this morning.

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes 



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This evening:

Common Tern....2

Common Whitethroat....1

Reed Bunting....5

Sedge Warbler....2

Lapwing chicks...4,

Coot chicks....2 at least.

Linnet....1

Pied Wagtail....5

Oystercatcher....7

Great Crested Grebe....c10

Swallows...c25

House Martin...2 over Lock Lane flood.

Single Swift seen as I was leaving



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Visited today with David Aldred 3.20pm to 4.50pm via the footpath from Beaumont Road

24 species seen including:

  • Lapwings 4+
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 6+
  • Oystercatchers 6+
  • Wheatear (Female) 1
  • Lesser Whitethroat 1

Also went around to Lock Lane 5.00pm to 5.20pm. usual birds there.



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Subsequent sightings today:

At least 4 tiny Lapwing chicks being stoutly defended by their parents from all-comers.

Female Wheatear....1

Also David Aldred and Paul Thompson saw a singing Lesser Whitethroat this afternoon. Atop a bush in the Reed bed near the end of the new footpath hedge.



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Whitethroat seen moving in Haws and Bramble by the stile. In full voice, and once singing in flight over my head.

Quite remarkable to me, that these exact bushes attract Whitethroat every year; despite an errant car driver demolishing it's favourite one



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Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat 2 and Common Sandpiper present this morning

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This evening: Grey Wagtail...1,

Pied Wagtail....2,

Wheatear........3, all female.

Reed Bunting....1,

Goosander... pair still present and asleep on island,

Tufted Duck....2 pairs,

Common Sandpiper....1,

Usual Hirundines over water and up to 10 Swallows at Seddon Fold Farm and flooded field.

One of the Oystercatchers is ''sitting'' at last.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Thursday 3rd of May 2018 07:46:21 PM

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Also a Whitethroat was present this morning, near Beaumont Road stile.

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This afternoon up to 2.20. Sunny with cool wind.

Willow Tit...1

Linnet....2

Reed Bunting....1

Wheatear....1 female ( same place as last Friday)

Common Sandpiper....1

Grey Heron....1 ( behind the Shell station)

Hirundines....c40 with 3 House Martin Picked out.

Goosander....a pair.

Tufted Duck.... a pair.

Usual resident Lapwings, Oystercatchers, Coots, and Great Crested Grebes.

Moorhen....2

Lesser Black-backed Gull....2 adult at Lock Lane flood.

 

 



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Also present today Common Tern and 2 Common Sandpiper at 2:30pm.

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Visited 2.30pm to 4.00pm (Beaumont Rd side)  birds seen include: Sand Martin 6+, Swallows 40+, House Martins 20+, Tufted Ducks 5, Oystercatchers 6+, Lapwings 4, Grey Herons 2, and Great Crested Grebe 6+. Also heard only: Grasshopper Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1 and Reed Bunting 1. 

Afterwards went around to Lock Lane for 10 minutes birds seen there : Little Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 4 and Oystercatchers 2.



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12.30 to 2.30 today. Raining.

Hirundines still present as in Steve's post, but on far side of Lodge. A few Swifts over islands. House Martin also seen with the resident Swallows at Seddon Fold farm.

Mobile Common Sandpiper still present on East shoreline and north island.

Also seen:

Little Ringed Plover....2

Wheatear....1f

Linnets....4

Reed Bunting....7 including 2 female.

 

 



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This morning:

Swift 5
Swallow 100
Sand Martin 50
House Martin 15
Common Sandpiper 1
Reed Warbler 2
Oystercatcher 6

plus usual

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Singles of Common Sandpiper, Wheatear and Willow Tit present this morning.

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2.45pm  Red Kite, over channel, and then me, before turning away west.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Wednesday 25th of April 2018 10:49:43 PM

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Singles of Common Sandpiper, Common Tern and Wheatear present this morning

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4 White Wagtail present his afternoon.

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This morning:

Wigeon 2
Oystercatcher 11
Curlew 2 flying over heading South
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1


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Common Sandpiper at dam this morning

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2 Little Ringed Plover tonight

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Common Sandpiper present today.

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This morning Lock Lane:

Little Ringed Plover....2 moving around the flooded field.

Gadwall....a pair.

Linnet.....12 feeding around the farm

Pied Wagtail...3 ditto

Lesser Black-backed Gull...2 adult s. at flood

Oystercatcher...2 ditto

Resident Lapwings and a sitting Mallard. Lapwings jousting with Black-headed Gulls.

 



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3.30 this pm. Lock Lane flooded field:

Little Ringed Plover....1

Oystercatcher....2

Herring Gull....2 adult.sum.

Lesser Black-backed Gull....1

Pied Wagtail...3

Lapwings sitting.



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This afternoon. Fine but dull.

Mute Swan...2 sub adult, showing some beige tinge.

Swallows....c12

Gadwall....9, including 4 at Lock Lane flood.

Kestrel....1 Lock Lane.

Tufted Duck....3

Lesser Black-backed Gull.....2 adult summer

Grey Heron....1.

Chiffchaff heard, through traffic noise, near Beaumont stile.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Tuesday 10th of April 2018 04:55:17 PM

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This morning:

Mediterranean gull 2
Shoveler 6
Mute Swan 2
Snipe 1
Oystercatcher 9
Swallow 20
House Martin 1

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The 2 Little Ringed Plover currently still present

In flooded field.

Now in hoof prints to the right of the juncus

As viewed from Lock Lane

 Also a pristine male Reed Bunting.



PS Little Ringed Plovers now left of juncus by the small  flooded area.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Sunday 8th of April 2018 09:46:46 AM

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5 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls present at 11:20 today.

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First visit to Lock Lane floods:

Little Ringed Plover not seen.
Adult summer-plumaged Mediterranean Gull seen

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Two Little Ringed Plover presently  at Lock Lane flood.



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2 Swallow with 30 Sand Martin this morning

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Chilling east wind returned this am at Lock Lane. Little sign of  small waders etc.

All I could muster:

Lesser Black-backed Gull.... a pair

Oystercatcher.... a pair

Herring Gull....1 not too common here.

Linnet....4

Pied Wagtail....1

Starling....c40

Blackbirds....7 mini flock of males.



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Lock Lane now:

Wheatear   1 Male.  Distant record shot.

Chiffcfaff...1 showing well

 Song Thrush....1 singing

Linnet....4

Meadow Pipped. ...3

Oystercatcher. ..1

Lesser Black- backed Gull..

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:10:24 PM

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2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sand Martin present at 12:30 today.

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Today up to 2.45pm. With Paul Thompson and David Aldred. Weather dry with cold breeze.

Goldcrest...1

Sand Martin.....1

Song Thrush....1 close views

Fieldfare.... c102 As we walked through Tempest Court a large flock came over low and went into trees around the wood. 2 more seen elsewhere.

Shovelers....7 (5m+2f) Three of these flew in.

Gadwall...3

Tufted Duck...5 (3m+2f)

Grey Heron....1

Buzzard....1

Reed Bunting....2

Oystercatcher....8

Lesser Black-backed Gull....2





-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 31st of March 2018 03:58:21 PM

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This am:

Sand Martin....5, high up at north end of lodge.

Reed Bunting....2

Shoveler...4 drakes

Mary who feeds the birds daily ( St. John's Wood) has seen a probable Redpoll on the edge of the wood.

Despite my 2 visits to the flood today,  the Little Ringed Plover seen by Ed this morning was not present for me.

Yesterday: 3 Linnet and a Grey Wagtail. Plus 6 Tufted duck at the Dam which included 5 drakes.

I watched a Lapwing at Lock Lane repeatedly 'dive bombing' a magpie, which was on the ground.

 

 



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6 Sand Martin and a pair of Wigeon at 12:25

 

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Late pm up to 6.40 Main Lodge.  Fine but breezy.

Chiffchaff....1

Shelduck....1 female still on water in middle of lodge.

Goosander....2 drakes

Shoveler....4 drakes

Oystercatcher....6 on isles

Goldfinch....5

Tufted Duck...12

Gadwall.. present ..in and out of Willow Carr

Group of 20+ Magpies.



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Lock lane today:

Meadow Pipit....2

Pied Wagtail....3

Willow Tit...1...in the hedges by the Tempest Court Drive Passing bay. ( thanks Phil)



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Shelduck still present 4pm. Also 3 Sand Martin. Goldcrest at Wildflower Meadow.

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Female Shelduck on the south island, Sand Martin and Willow Tit also present at midday.

 

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Little Ringed Plover flew over around midday today, also present 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls and a Chiffchaff.

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3pm southern fields:

Two Mediterranean  Gulls at least, with c200 Gulls.Many sat

Or sleeping in Grass. Grass appears to have been recently treated

which appears to attract them. Starlings, Woodpigeon and  Lapwing present too.

 

 



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Also yesterday morning, six Linnets and a single Meadow Pipit, in and out of the hoof prints on the flooded field.

Photo of a Snipe, as per last weeks post.



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6 adult Mediterranean Gulls in the south fields at 12:35 today

 

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2 Mediterranean Gulls present at 11:15

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