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RE: ELTON RESERVOIR


Walked round both reservoirs this morning. Lots of noise but little new to see except the Water Rail below which we found along the canal.



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1 Common Tern present early a.m.
Cheers Ian

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Common tern dropped in at 12:00 preening on bouy F opp sailing club

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6.45-8.00 a.m. 1 Tawny Owl in Beech in Old hall farm front garden (found thanks to Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes persistent mobbing), 2 Linnet near pump house, 1 Gadwall on res, no sign of Oystercatcher young on roof, other birds as mainly described by Derek in previous posts.
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8.30am - 11.30am. Clear, Sunny,Still. 14c.

41 Species Spotted: Including:

1 Skylark.
1 Kestrel.
4 Chiffchaff.
1 Whitethroat.
1 Nuthatch.
2 Willow Warbler.
4 Grey Heron.
8 Swift.
3 Reed Bunting.
5 Long Tailed Tit.
1 Sedge Warbler.

Thanks Derek.



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6.30-8.00 a.m. best a Whinchat on Gorse in Highland cattle field. 2 Greylag arrived at 6.45, 3 Oystercatcher young on factory roof by the river.
Cheers Ian

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8.15am - 11.30am Sunny, Clear, Still, 16c.

40 Species Spotted: Including:

1 Kingfisher.
1 Kestrel.
1 Whitethroat.
2 Willow Warbler.
5 Chiffchaff.
2 Sedge Warbler.
1 Reed Warbler.
2 Reed Bunting.
3 Jay.
37 House sparrow.
3 Sand Martin.
2 Swallow.
1 Swift.
1 Common Gull.
1 Grey Wagtail.
3 Grey Heron.

Thanks Derek.


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8.30am - 11.30am.Sunny,Clear,Breezy 12c.

47 Species Spotted: Including:

1 Buzzard.
2 Cormorant.
3 Sedge Warbler.
2 Whitethroat.
1 Pheasant. 1F.
2 Long Tailed Tits.
4 Great Crested Grebe.
3 Mistle Thrush.
2 Song Thrush.
12 Swift.
5 Swallow.
6 Sand Martin.
1 Mute Swan.
13 Collared Dove.
47 Magpie.


Thanks Derek.





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Only bird of note this a.m. was a Greenshank that circled the res. once just before 8 a.m. before flying off North.
Cheers Ian

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This a.m. 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Common Tern seen with Redshank and Curlew heard also.
Cheers Ian

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Garden warbler singing near the big red bridge, also common whitethroat and blackcap also singing away nearby. Ta!

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8.30am - 11.30am. Sunny, Clear, Breezy, 13c.

37 Species spotted: Including:

3 Chiffchaff.
2 Whitethroat.
1 Sedge Warbler.
1 Reed Warbler.
2 Gallard.
2 Oystercatcher.
1 Skylark.
5 Reed Bunting.
5 Swallow.
2 Swift.
2 Sand Martin.
2 Grey Heron.
3 Lesser Blacked Back Gull.
1 Jay.

Thanks Derek.

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1pm-3pm this afternoon. Not much on the res due to a boating competition. Male and female Tufted Duck highlights along with a male Reed Bunting. Willow Warbler and Skylarks heard.

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8.15am - 11.15am. Cool, Light cloud, Still, 9c.

44 Species Spotted: Including.

3 Willow Warbler.
2 Linnet.
1 Whitethroat.
2 Jay.
1 Common Sandpiper.
3 Chiffchaff.
2 Oystercatcher.
5 Reed Bunting.
17 Lapwing.
12 Sand Martin.
60+ Swift.
6 Swallow.
1 Lesser Black Backed Gull.
3 Herring Gull.
45 Black Headed Gull.
1 Mistle Thrush.
7 Chaffinch.

Thanks Derek.

Thanks Derek.




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7am-10am - Back side of reservoir, Withins, public footpath through marsh, pump house:

50 Species including of note:

1 Gadwall
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Skylark
5 Whitethroat
1 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Blackcap
7 Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
4 Sedge Warbler
6 Linnet
1 Raven
2 Oystercatcher
100+ Swift
6 Sand Martin
40+ Swallow
lots of  Lapwing (several with young)



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8.30am-11.30am. Cool,Windy,Cloudy,11c.

40 Species Spotted: Including:

1 Reed Warbler. (In reed below Redstart hedge).
1 Skylark.
1 Whitethroat.
1 Pheasant.1F.
2 Linnet.
3 Mistle Thrush.
150+ Swift.
60+ Sand Martin.
3 House Martin.
7 Lapwing.
2 Reed Bunting.
7 Lesser Black Backed Gull.
2 Tufted Duck.
1 Great Crested Grebe.



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No sign of the Turnstone this evening. 2 Gadwall and 2 Great Black-backed Gull on the reservoir, and a late Sparrowhawk over at about 20.30.



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6.30-8.15 a.m. a nice surprise were 2 Turnstone resting at waters edge near pumphouse when I arrived, also Garden Warbler singing at car park, 1 male Shoveler and Gadwall on res. also.
Cheers Ian

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8am - 11am . Hot,Clear,Still,18c.

31 Species Spotted : Including:

4 Whitethroat.
1 Pheasant.
1 Gallard.
1 Lesser Blacked Backed Gull.
2 Reed Warbler.
11 Swallow.
2 Sand Martin.
1 Skylark.
2 Mistle Thrush.
2 Grey Wagtail.
4 Mute Swan.


Thanks Derek.


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8.30am - 11.30am . Warm, Sunny, Clear, Still. 16c.

37 Species spotted : Including:

1 Kingfisher.(Irwell ).
5 Linnet.
4 Sedge Warbler.
13 Reed Bunting.
1 Reed Warbler.(heard Coney green).
2 Whitethroat.
1 Bullfinch.1m.
45 Starling.
60 Jackdaw.
140+ Black Headed Gull.
17 Lapwing.
9 Great Crested Grebe.
3 Mistle Thrush.
4 Song Thrush.

Thanks Derek.



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An almost completely albino woodpigeon currently around old hall marsh. I had to look twice to check as I couldnt believe my eyes!!!

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The poor spring continues for me

6 Willow Warbler around the whole site
And only 8 Swallow, 2!! Sand Martin and 3 House Martin .. where is everything? Nothing much moving over other than 17 Swift

Other birds inc
9 Blackcap
8 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
5 Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler coney green
Common Sandpiper

Lapwings with 4 and 2 chicks

Mallards with 12, 4 and 7 Ducklings

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15:00-16:10pm
2 Common Terns present when I arrived but flew up high and headed west after a couple off minutes.
2 Arctic Terns flew through at 15:18 heading west.
On Checking the Gulls there was one which looked like a possible Yellow Legged Gull (record shots attached)but thinking it was a Northern Herring Gull as the primaries looked to short and mirrors to large for Yellow Legged Gull.
1 Great Black Gull 3rd Yr
1 Common Buzzard.

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Also down the canal was a singing sedge warbler with a common whitethroat.

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A good mornings birding began with a fly through Little Tern (W) at 7.30, later a Common Tern was feeding over the res. Also 2 Goosander over, 1 Common Sandpiper and heard only a Greenshank and a Whimbrel. At Coney Green reedbed 1 Reed Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat was singing near Coran Stud.
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8.45am - 11.45am. Cool, Cloudy, Light Breeze, 9c.

48 Species Spotted : Including:

1 Nuthatch.
1 Chiffchaff.
1 Blackcap.
1 Skylark.
1 Jay.
2 Mistle Thrush.
5 Whitethroat.
11 Lapwing.
50+ Swift.
15 Swallow.
2 House Martin.
3 Willow Warbler.
4 Reed Bunting.
3 Long Tailed Tits.

Thanks Derek.


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9-10.30 after the rain, best was a Ringed Plover, also 1 Oystercatcher and 100+ of Swift Swallow and Sand Martin.
Cheers Ian

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This a.m. 7-8.00, 3 Common Sandpipers with approx. 60 Swift, 100 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow and 2 House Martin over the Res.
Cheers Ian

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8.45am - 11.45am. Cool, Windy, Bright, 9c.

46 Species spotted: Including:

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
3 Whitethroat.
1 Lesser Whitethroat.
4 Jay.
1 Chiffchaff.
1 Blackcap.
1 Kestrel.
1 Pheasant.1M.
9 Reed Bunting.
1 Bullfinch.1M.
2 Mistle Thrush.
7 Lesser Black Backed Gull.
100 + Swallow.
100 + Swift.
50 + Sand Martin.
1 House Martin.

Thanks Derek.


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06:00-10:00am with Brian F & Ian C highlights.
2 Sedge Warblers.
Singing Lesser Whitethroat , Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff & Blackcap.
1 Common Sandpiper.
1 Oystercatcher
1 Female Wheatear.
1 Peregrine falcon.
1 House Martin amongst good numbers of Swallows, Sand Martins and Swifts.
2 Linnets.

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7.45am - 10.45 am. Mild, Light Cloud, Slight Breeze, 10c.

55 Species spotted: Including:

1 Water Rail.
1 Willow Warbler.
1 Rook.
1 Blackcap.
60+ Swallow.
30+ Sand Martin.
50+ Swift.
1 House Martin.
1 Gadwall.
9 Wren.
3 Grey Heron.
4 Linnet.
35 Starling.
7 Great Crested Grebe.
5 Mute Swan.
1 Bullfinch 1M.
2 Jay.
4 Song Thrush.

Thanks Derek.





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Quick visit this morning

60 Swift
Water Rail
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Gadwall
Gallard - Gadwall/mallard Hybrid
Buzzard
Sedge Warbler
4 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat

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6.50-8.15 a.m. best was 1 Arctic Tern sat on a buoy for 10 mins at 7 a.m. before flying off, also 5 Common Sandpiper of note.
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8.45am - 11.45 am . Dry, Cool, Windy, 9c.

43 Species spotted. Including:

4 Linnet.[ 4f, Dandelion field at Withens]
3 Sedge Warbler.
3 Willow Warbler.
2 Jay.
3 Skylark.
180+ Swallow.
30+ Sand Martin.
11 House Martin.
1Pheasant 1f.
2 Grey Wagtail.
12 Chaffinch.
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
75 Jackdaw.

Thanks Derek.

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Also noteworthy along the canal near the mini old bolton junction railway reedbed thingy spot- common whitethroat seen and heard. Ta!

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12,40pm Male Merlin briefly out on the res hunting hirundine before flying off towards crow trees. Also common sandpiper near wader point. 



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Best birds from a morning visit:

C20 Swift, c150 Swallow, c100 Sand Martin and 5+ House Martin over the reservoir.

3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 along the canal and one in the hedge by Capsticks.

3 Common Sandpiper.

Singles of Gadwall and Goosander.



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09:00-12:00 car park area

100s of swallows and sand martins
C 40 Swift

4 house martins
1 common sandpiper flew along to dam wall opposite sailing club

At least 10 blackcaps singing with 2 females seen

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14:40-15:20pm short visit.
1 Male Merlin had an attempt at the Sand Martins as I was trying to count them.
24 Sand martin counted before disappearing away from the Merlin.
5 House Martins
12 Swallows
11 Swift
2 Shoveler.
1 Gadwall.
1 Common Gull.
1 Great black backed Gull.

Cheers Steven

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4pm-4,30pm in torrential rain. Very very quiet. Apart from a hundred or so hirundines and the usual resident waterfowl, I've actually never seen the Res so peaceful. 

X1 juv great black- backed gull 

X2 juv herring gulls

X2 adult lesser black - backed gulls

And X1 ! Adult Black-headed gull (yes just one) 

One bird of note was a common sandpiper in the creek aww



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9.15am - 12.00am. Cool, Breezy, Cloudy.11c.

40 Species spotted: Including:


2 Dunlin.
10 Swift.
1 Lesser Whitethroat.
1 Whitethroat.
2 Willow Warbler.
120+ Swallow.
30+ Sand Martin.
3 House Martin.
6 Long Tailed Tit.
80 Starling.
70 Wood Pigeon.
1 Common Tern.
15 Lapwing.
1 Kestrel.
1 Gallard.

Thanks Derek.




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This morning in part with Paul Wilson and Brian Fiedling

The rain brought a few birds in
Common Tern
15 Swift
8 House Martin
200+ Sand Martin
50+ Swallow
3 Little Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
Oystercatcher
Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Sedge Warbler
Water Rail
5 Pheasant
3 Kestrel

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I called yesterday morning around 7am. On the feeders there where great tits and a dunnock on the ground feeding. Also a grey heron on the grass near the little wooden bring near the boat house.

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8.45am - 11.45am. Clear,Sunny,Still,13c.

37 Species spotted: Including:

1 Willow Warbler.
1 Gadwall.
4 Great Black Backed Gull.
5 Great Crested Grebe.
2 Song Thrush.
7 Reed Bunting.

Thanks Derek.

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07:00-10:45am very quite morning.
8 Gadwall
4 Great Black backed Gulls 2Adult 2 Immature.
5 Sand Martins
2 Swallow.
2 Common Whitethroat.
1 LesserWhitethroat.
Chiffchaff,Willow Warbler and Blackcap all singing.

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This afternoon

Little Egret on river
Kingfisher
3 Gadwall
Lesser Whitethroat along canal

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14:30-16:00pm An unbelievable number off gulls when I arrived so I took a series of photos to help me count them. Amongst 1150 gulls was what I thought to be a Skua (Record shot attached) but think it was a trick off the light making the bird look different and darker due to shadow and poor optics.
721 Lesser Black Backed Gulls.
226 Herring Gulls.
8 Great Black backed Gulls.
192 Black headed Gulls.(including an individual with white wings but bill said Black headed Gull.
3 Gulls unidentified.
4 Common Scoters (record attached)
3 Oystercatchers.
1 Common Whitethroat.
2 Sand Martins heading north over the car park as i was leaving.

Cheers Steven



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4 common scoters still with hundreds of mainly lesser black backed gulls. Ta!

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Also noteworthy, lesser whitethroat still along the canal!

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Early morning, 4 drake Common Scoters present getting harassed by large gulls, also 3 Gadwall still and a singing Whitethroat still in the Creek.

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