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Post Info TOPIC: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


Some sightings from this morning with Simon Ghilks

8 Black-tailed Godwit circled around the reservoirs and eventually went south
Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
3 Oystercatcher
4 Kestrel
44 Goosander included a group of 37
30+ Swift
1 House Martin

Plus the usuals

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This am 05:30-09:30. 

 

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Goosander X 16 (2 female, 14 immature).

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c260.

Coot X 17.

Common Gull X 3.

House Martin X 3.

Swift X c35.

Swallow X c50.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 1.



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This am 06:00-10:00

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Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Mallard X 66 + 5 ducklings.

Grey Heron X 5.

Goosander X 1 female/immature.

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c260 .

Cormorant X 1.

Coot X 14.

 



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This early afternoon's sightings included:

 

Singles of Green and Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover and Dunlin

3 Goldeneye

1 Goosander



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5/8/18 7:30 to 9am

2 Little Egret
2 Terns were present for a couple of minutes first thing but flew high south, possibly Arctic but not totally sure on these.
1 Little Grebe
3 Goldeneye
200+ Tufted duck on No3 with more on No2, probably 250+ in total.
1 Pochard
4 Shoveler
3 Ringed Plover
1 Common Sandpiper

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Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Ringed Plover X 3.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Common Gull X 3.

Tufted Duck X 200+.

Grey Heron X 1.

 



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1/8/18

Some combined sightings from yesterday and this morning.

1 Whimbrel, yesterday
2 Ringed Plover
1 Green Sandpiper
4 Common Sandpiper
1 Dunlin
1 Arctic Tern, today
50+ Mallard
4 Shoveler
2 Goldeneye
1 Kestrel
2 Linnet


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05:30-08:45, joined by another site regular.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Dunlin X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Little Ringed Plover X 2.

Peregrine X 1 (juvenile.)

Kestrel X 1.

Goosander X 3.

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c213.

Common Gull X 6.

House Martin X 1.

 



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Late news for yesterday evening:

Green Sandpiper 

3 Common Sandpiper  

Redshank 

Little Ringed Plover  

210 Tufted Duck

 

 



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22/7/18 from 7 to 9:30am,

5 drake Common Scoter,
4 Oystercatcher,
1 Green Sandpiper,
1 Common Sandpiper,
1 Dunlin,
1 Ringed Plover,
1 Lapwing,
2 Reed Bunting,
1 Kestrel, juvenile,
A few Swift, Swallow, Sand and House Martin.

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Some record shots of this morning's Bar-tailed Godwit.



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Sightings from this morning:

Bar-tailed Godwit early only

Two Black-tailed Godwits initially were joined by another 7 then all 9 flew off NE, after which another single appeared on no 1.

Singlea of Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Redshank and Green Sandpiper

2 Common Sandpiper

Redshank

4 Dunlin

2 Goldeneye

1 Goosander



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Some combined sightings from this evening from myself and two other observers

Little Egret on no 3 res
3 Mediterranean Gulls (ad, 2nd summer and juv)
Black-tailed Godwit
Redshank
4 Golden Plover
6 Lapwing
2 Ringed Plover
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
2 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
2 smoky/melanistic Black-headed Gulls

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This morning:

 

6 Black-tailed Godwit early am only

Green Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer)

 



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This morning:

 

1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull

1 Melanistic / smoky Black-headed Gull

Redshank

Green and Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

4 Dunlin

Pair of Goldeneye

196 Tufted Duck

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker by the entrance gate



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05:30-09:00.  Joined by another site regular, and another regular was on site as I was leaving.

Black-Tailed Godwit X 7 (13 currently on site after I left).

Dunlin X 2.

Mediterranean Gull X 4 (juveniles).

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Peregrine X 1 (juvenile).

Kestrel X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Goldeneye X 1.

Tufted Duck X c160.

Melanistic/smoke stained Black-headed Gull X 1.



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Also this morning:

2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult and a fresh Juvenile )

1 Dunlin

3 Ringed Plovers

2 Goldeneye

1 Goosander



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A regular observer reported an amazing 7 Little Egrets on no 1 this morning! They departed north at 11am.

Green Sandpiper also present.

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05:30-09:30, joined by another 2 site regulars.

Black-Tailed Godwit X 11.

Dunlin X 6.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 1.

Snipe X 1.

Lapwing X 10.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Goldeneye X 2 (pair).

Tufted Duck X c98.

House Martin X 1.

Swift X c10.

Kestrel X 1.

 



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5/7/2018 some combined sightings from the last two days.

3 Black-tailed Godwit briefly this morning, 10 flew through yesterday.
Male Ruff today.
Common Sandpiper.
1 Ringed Plover.
4 Dunlin.
3 Raven over yesterday.
1 Common Tern today.
2 Mediterranean Gull today, adult and 2nd summer.
2 Goldeneye.

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A few sightings from this morning

Green Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
Lapwing
Ringed Plover
2 Grey Heron
c60 Tufted Duck
50+ Swift
Juv and adult Grey Wagtail
Plus the usuals
A stunning melanistic Black-headed Gull has also been around for a couple of days

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This v early this am, joined by another site regular.

 

Tufted Duck X 43 on arrival, approx 60+ on leaving.

Goldeneye X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Dunlin X 3.

Sanderling X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Lapwing X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 3.

Swift X 50+.

 



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Black-necked Grebe in No. 2 today.



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Probably a Goosander, but as I was travelling past on the motorway this morning a very long necked 'diver' looking bird flew across into number 3 reservoir. If anyone is not at work all day then might be worth checking.



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Oystercatcher X 2.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Swift X 50+.

Swallow X 30+.

House Martin X 1.

Goldeneye X 1.

Tufted Duck X 5.

Grey Heron X 1.

 



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This morning's sightings:

 

2 Teal 2

1 Goldeneye

1 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

1 Redshank

5 Dunlin

3 Ringed Plover

1 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull

c50 Swifts



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Dunlin X 1.

Redshank X 1.

Goldeneye X 1 male.

Tufted Duck X 1 male.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Swift X 100+.

Grey Heron X 1 juvenile.

Mallard X 5 ,+ 5 ducklings.

 

 



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Curlew Sandpiper still present this evening on the small island in the middle of number 1.

Sanderling, Dunlin Oystercatcher , Ringed Plover also present.

 

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Curlew Sandpiper still present on No1.res when I left at 1.45pm.

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This am, 05-55-09:30, 

Joined by Karen and another two site regulars and a Elton Regular.

Viewed No 1 only.

 

Curlew sandpiper X 1.

Sanderling X 2.

Dunlin X 1.

Oystercatcher X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Teal X 2 (pair).

Goosanders X 6. (Females).



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Curlew Sandpiper still present on no. 1 at 11:50



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Breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper present on no 1 until at least 0925.

Also 2 Sanderling, Dunlin and Oystercatcher

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 9th of June 2018 09:56:06 AM

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This afternoon from 1.30pm.
No.1 res.
Ringed Plover - 8.
Dunlin - 7.
Sanderling - 12.
Pied Wagtail - .3.
Grey Wagtail - 1 ( juv) .
Drake Goldeneye - 1.
Linnet - 2.
Lapwing - 1.
Plus several House Martin collecting mud .

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Highlights.

Ringed Plover X 5.

Sanderling X 1.

Dunlin X 4.

Oystercatcher X 3.

Goldeneye X 1 male.

Grey Wagtail X 3 (pair & 1 juvenile family party).

Swift X 50+.

Swallow X 6.

Herring Gull X 3.

Mallard X 5, & 5 ducklings.



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Early morning today:

7 Sanderling

1 Dunlin

1 Turnstone

9 Ringed Plover

1 Curlew

2 Common Tern

Drake Goldeneye



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This evening on no.1 reservoir only:

 

3 Sanderling

1 Turnstone

1 Dunlin

10 Ringed Plover



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Sanderling X 3.

Ringed Plover X 18+.

Turnstone X 1.

Dunlin X 2.

Redshank X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Swift X 4.

Tufted Duck X 3.

Mute Swan X 3.

 



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Waders still present this late afternoon included:

 

Greenshank

Redshank

3 Turnstone

3 Sanderling

3 Dunlin

24 Ringed Plovers



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From about 12.30

Around 1.30 a Bar-tailed Godwit dropped in, it stayed until about 2pm when it flew off north.

Most waders were on the west side of no 1 with the smaller waders relocating to the islands

At least 2 Dunlin present

Other sightings were mostly the same as Chris's

Quite a few casual visitors arrived around 2pm and the Greenshank was flushed several times.

A great selection of waders present today and great to see these birds in breeding plumage. smile

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10-11.30 this morning 

Greenshank, Dunlin, Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Linnet, 8 Common Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush  6 Tufted Duck, 12 Swallow.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 27th of May 2018 12:10:03 PM

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A site regular also saw 9 Arctic Terns on no 2 as well as the Black Terns. These birds left before I arrived.

Early afternoon

Two Arctic Terns dropped in on no 2 and flew briefly onto no 1 but didn't linger

Also breeding plumaged Sanderling present No further sign of the Blue-headed Wagtail

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 26th of May 2018 03:57:47 PM

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 26th of May 2018 03:59:08 PM

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This am, 05:55-10-20 . Initial with two other site regulars & another came on as I was leaving.

Up to yet.

Black Tern X 3 on #2.

Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail X 1 #1. (Record shots attached)

Ringed Plover X 7.

Peregrine X 1.

Swift X 200++.

Tufted Duck X 7.

Goldeneye X 1 (male)

Mute Swan X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 2 (pair).



-- Edited by Peter Nolan Woolley on Saturday 26th of May 2018 12:04:45 PM

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25/5/18 from 6:45am viewing No1 only

7 Ringed Plover
2 Sanderling
1 Greenshank
1 Oystercatcher
100+ Swift

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23/5/18 Some combined sightings from this morning

3 Ringed Plover
2 Sanderling
2 Oystercatcher
2 Greenshank
1 Turnstone
1 Common Tern
c50 Swift

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Little Stint showing well on the North bank of no 1 at 4:40 this afternoon.



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Little Stint still present on no. 1 at 1pm.



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With Steven H, after searching for over an hour we finally found the Little Stint at 10.40 a.m. on the East side of No.1 res
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Breeding plumaged Little Stint on no.1 reservoir; by the well on west bank this morning.



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Quiet morning.

 

Whimbrel X 1.

Sanderling X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 3.

Swift X 3.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Goldeneye X 1 (male).

Tufted Duck X 7.



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16/5/18 early am

Just for a bit of interest there was a Bar-headed Goose on no1 this morning, firmly in cat E but always nice to see a new bird on a local patch whatever the origins.
Not much else around, Ringed Plover, 8 Tufted Duck and a drake Goldeneye.

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