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Midday today:

Ringed Plover

3 Mediterranean Gulls

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Today up to 11am:

 

4 Mediterranean Gulls (1st summer and 3 adults)

Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

 

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Up to 12:20 today:

 

4 Ringed Plover  

Curlew

3 Mediterranean Gulls (1st summer and 2 adults)

Shoveler

4 Teal

69 Lapwing 

 

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Midday today:

2 Ringed Plover

Common Sandpiper

57 Lapwing

Adult Mediterranean Gull

Shoveler

 

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Highlights up to 12:20 today:

Curlew

Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

Two adult Mediterranean Gull

 

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 A second summer Mediterranean Gull present at midday today.

 

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Ringed Plover and adult Mediterranean Gull at 8:15 this evening.

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Message this morning from Broadgate Farm( Farmer Jim): This year there are 6 Swallows nests around the farm (April),
but this is down from 30 nests in the past; not sure how long ago the 30 count was done, but apparently Jim has records.
Thanks to Jim for this information.

-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 17th of June 2017 08:56:42 AM

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This pm, up to 4.30. Main Lodge, weather dull and a bit muggy.

Ringed Plover....1 still
Reed Warbler....2
Sedge Warbler....4+
Reed Bunting....7
On arrival there were 52 Lesser Black-backed Gulls present. With about 20 of them sub adult or juvs. This is a high number for here.
Juvenile Black-headed Gulls also present;c12

Teal....3
Tufted Duck....9
Gadwall....pair
Grey Heron....2
Swift....6
Pied Wagtail....2
Goldfinch....4

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This morning Dam to Lock Lane only, with my dog.

Lapwing....30+ flock
Common Tern....1 circling the channel.
Swallows....30+ including 5 very young juveniles sat together on the gantry.
Swift...........2
House Martin......2
Sand Martin.....1
Reed Bunting....1
Grey Wagtail....1
Greenfinch...5 together on wire
Goldfinch....3 including 2 juvs
Linnet....c10
Great Crested Grebe....3
Coot....2
Starlings .... the 25 that came into the Flower Meadow hedge included many juveniles

Heard only: 2 Song thrush, 3 Wren and a Chiffchaff.
Oystercatcher family seen in field by Stan the farmer.


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Three Mediterranean Gulls again today; 2 second summer birds and a first summer. Also a single Ringed Plover.

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3 Mediterranean Gulls present at 12:15 today (2 second summer birds and an adult).

 

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Single Ringed Plover present today.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull present at 11:30 today.

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First summer male Peregrine hunting around midday today.

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Nuthatch flew from fishermans point trees on the east shore towards Ladybridge at 10:40am

 

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9 Greylag Geese present this morning

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This afternoon up to 4.45. Fine but breezy.

Adult Mediterranean Gull....1
Lesser Black-backed Gull....8
Common Tern...2
Gadwall...1m
Tufted Duck...4
Oystercatcher...7 minimum count.
Grey Heron....1
Swifts...3
Canada Geese....71
Pied Wagtail...1
Just a few seconds on a raptor crossing the middle of the lodge but going away from me. It banked once (at Swallows?) but then flew off towards the wood at Lostock. Probable Hobby but not conclusive.

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This morning dog walk; Dam to Lock Lane.

Coal Tit...1 juvenile in wood.
Great Crested Grebe... a pair have set up home on the mid channel stump that just protrudes above the water. The Mink was killed within feet of their previously used corner site.
At least 7 Swallows and 3 Swifts flying at head height in the Flower Meadow.
Blackcap, heard only, in the footpath hedge.
Common Tern....1

-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 7th of June 2017 05:50:37 PM

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Ringed Plover at 11:50 today.

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This morning:

Ringed Plover 3
Common tern 5
Oystercatcher 8


plus usual

Also this morning a Grasshopper Warbler reeling (Simon Warford)

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A single Ringed Plover was present this morning

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This evening.....6 to 7.30pm. Dull but dry.

Adult Mediterranean Gull....1 stood on south shore.
Ringed Plover....3 still
Dunlin....3
Common Tern....1
Swifts...c12
Tufted Duck....4
Gadwall....pair
Pied Wagtail...4 including 3 juvenile.
Reed bunting....7 including 2 juvenile
Sedge Warbler....1
Whitethroat....1
Lapwings included 1 juvenile
Usual Oystercatcher and Swallows.

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This morning:

Dunlin 4
Ringed Plover 3
Common Tern 2


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This morning:

Ringed Plover 2
Dunlin 3
Redshank 1

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4 Ringed Plover present at 8pm yesterday.

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This morning:

Ringed Plover 3
Redshank 1
Common Tern 2
Whitethroat 2
Hobby circling over the islands for a couple of minutes

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This evening up to 8.40 ...Sunny and warm.

Curlew....1 good views as it preened.... flew off SE at 7.15
Little Egret....1 on south shore, then west shore close to Grey Heron. Last observed at 8.20
Redshank....1
Ringed Plover....1
Swift....2
Sedge Warbler....2
Reed Bunting ....7
+ all the usual Oystercatchers and Lapwings

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Ringed Plover and Dunlin present at midday today.

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A single Arctic Tern also flew west at 10:40 today.

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This morning I missed the Avocet by 10 minutes. Unavoidable though.

Decent view at last of one, of two, Sedge Warblers.
Whitethroat...1
Shelduck...pair.
Gadwall....4
Tufted Duck...4
Further to Ian's point, all the western and south west fields are now arable. The Italian rye has been harvested but will produce a second crop this summer and is shooting up again.
The bare looking tilled soil, near the cottages, is seeded and is starting to grow.
A birder walked right across the cropped fields this morning in full view of the farmhouse. Not good.

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:33:07 PM

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No further sign of the Avocet since it seemingly flew off south.

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Can birders visiting the site at any time please not walk through the crop fields but instead follow the hedgelines down to the viewing points.



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Avocet still present at 10:30; roosting at the south end.

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Avocet present this morning, at 09:35 at least.

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Up to midday today:

 

Curlew flew in at 10:56am; a scarer bird than Whimbrel so far this spring

Adult Mediterranean Gull flew north

 

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Hobby flew low NW over the west shore at 7:03pm this evening. Two Ringed Plover also present.

 

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This morning up to 12.15pm, main lodge, dry and dull.

At 10.35 Two Curlew flew in low, over the southern reed bed; lost to view behind the Willow Carr and not relocated. Probably in western fields.
Whitethroat...1 singing male
Reed Bunting...c13
Gadwall....4
Tufted Duck...pair
Grey Heron....1 or 2
Common Tern....2
Pied Wagtail....2
House Martin...c 10
Swifts....7
Usual Swallows, Oystercatchers etc.

-- P.S late afternoon western fields and Dam: I could only add a Dipper and a pair of Linnet. No sign of the Curlew.

-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 19th of May 2017 06:07:51 PM


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This morning at the dam and wood:

Jay....1 we surprised each other at 15 yards.
Great Crested Grebe....3
Cormorant....1
Grey Heron...1
Common Tern....1 flew off over the church
Song Thrush....2 juveniles
Long- tailed Tit family ...parent feeding young
Willow Tit...1
Robin... 1 juvenile
Blackcap...1 singing
Swallows and Black-headed Gulls.


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Yesterday with Phil:

Ringed Plover 2
Redshank 1
Common Tern 5


This morning:

Whitethroat 2
Common Tern 2
Redshank 1
Wheatear 1 female
Skylark 1
Oystercatcher 8
House Martin 12
Sedge Warbler 2

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This afternoon up to 2.45. Dry then Rain.

Common Terns....2
Swift....4
House Martin...2 ( Lock Lane field; dropped down onto mud 15 yards from me.)
Swallows...c25
Cormorant...1
Grey Heron....1
Gadwall....4
Reed Bunting.....6 all males
Wren...1
Usual Oystercatchers and Great Crested Grebes.
Lapwings in small number.

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Also Dipper and Chiffchaff at dam end this aft

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Sightings from this morning:

Dunlin

Common Sandpioer

2 Ringed Plover

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Two Ringed Plover and an adult Mediterranean Gull present this morning.

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Additional sightings form this morning:

 

Whinchat

Whimbrel through

2 Ringed Plover 

Female Marsh Harrier flew in and then drifted east over Ladybridge at 11:55

 

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This morning 8 till 10:

Redshank 1
Ringed Plover 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Oystercatcher 8
Common Tern 2

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Up to midday today:

5 Ringed Plover

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This afternoon up to 3.40pm. Raining.

Ringed Plover....2
Dunlin....1 still
Redshank....1
Grey Heron....1
Cormorant....1
Common Terns...2 settled in.
Swallows....60+
Swifts....15+
And finally, after a long wait this afternoon, the 10 House Martins of this morning reappeared. Belated site tick.
Song Thrush....1 great view.
Reed Bunting....3
Lapwing tiny chicks ...4 with parent.
Usual Oystercatchers and Great crested Grebes.

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This morning, some rain at last:

Whitethroat 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Dunlin 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Common Tern 2
Skylark 1
Linnet 2 bathing
Lots of hirundines in the rain, including c10 House Martin

Greenshank seem to have left after a 12 day stay!

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Walked round this morning:

Greenshank 1
Redshank 1
Dunlin 1
Common sandpiper 1
Common tern 2
Oystercatcher 8
Lapwing 50
Whitethroat 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Skylark 2
Reed warblers singing in reedbed
Swallows nesting at all 3 farms
House sparrow 30
Grey wagtail at overflow

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Up to 12:30 today:

 

2 Greenshank

2 Common Sandpiper

Wheatear 

 

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