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Post Info TOPIC: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


This am 07:30 to 10:30, bright but very cold.

 

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 2.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Redshank X 2.

Mute Swan X 3.

Pochard X 15.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Linnet X 8.

Cormorant X 4.



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This evening's sightings:

 

Adult Iceland Gull from 5.15pm onwards

Adult Mediterranean Gull

c1200 Herring Gull

550 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Green Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

2 Redshank

17 Pochard

9 Linnet.



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Only thing that was out of the recent norm was a curlew which came in, landed on one of the islands for a couple of minutes, then departed east calling. A nice portent of Spring (weather not withstanding). 



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19/2/18 late afternoon

1 Green Sandpiper,
3 Snipe,
2 Oystercatcher,
4 Lapwing,
Red-breasted Merganser imm. came in late and was seen displaying to a female Goosander.

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This am, 07:30- 10:45, rain.

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 1.

Pochard X 18 (15 drake & 3 female/immature).

Goldeneye X c31.

Farm Goose X 1.



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Audi this am 07:30-10:45. Rain, sleet, snow, sunshine.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 3.

Snipe X 1.

Pochard X 16.

Goldeneye X c24.

Tufted Duck X 14.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Coot X 23.

Cormorant X 4.

Mute Swan X 2.

 



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The 2nd winter Caspian Gull was in very early and gave the best views of the winter on the partially frozen no 3 Reservoir.

 

Also in the roost the 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull again, a new 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull and c1,500 Herring Gull. 16 Pochard and 28 Golden Plover. 



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This afternoon:

 

2nd winter Caspian Gull

adult Yellow-legged Gull

1 Shelduck

12 Goosander

6 Golden Plover

Green Sandpiper



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This am 08:10-11:30, rain.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Golden Plover X 23.

Redshank X 2.

Snipe X 2.

Shelduck X 1.

Pochard X 15.

Goldeneye X c16.

Coot X 27.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 4.



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2/2/18 late afternoon until 1745 with another site regular

2nd winter Caspian Gull
Adult Yellow-legged Gull
1 Green Sandpiper
2 Snipe
2 Redshank
1 Shelduck
15 Pochard

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This late afternoon:

 

Second winter Mediterranean Gull

Adult Yellow-legged Gull

2 Shelduck

17 Pochard



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This am partly with another site regular. 08:45-12:45, bright sunny & calm.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1. 

Redshank X 5.

Snipe X 1.

Pochard X 15, (14 on #1 & a lone male on #2 with the Tufted Ducks).

Shelduck X 2.

Shoveler X 1 (male).

Goldeneye X c16.

Cormorant X 3.

Grey Heron X 1.

Coot X c23.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Great Black-backed Gull X 6.

Common Gull X 12.

 

 



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This am 08:00-11:45.  Rain/overcast.

Golden Plover X 56.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 2.

Snipe X 4.

Shelduck X 2.

Pochard X 12.

Goosander X 2 (pair).

Goldeneye X 16.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Coot X 23.

Cormorant X 4.

 

 



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Additional birds this afternoon:

Adult Yellow-legged Gull

 



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Late afternoon visit yesterday with another site regular

Similar sightings to Pete's, with a few additions

2nd winter Caspian Gull again present on No 2
Dunlin

Plenty of large gulls present in a sizable roost last night, but nothing else obviously different.

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Audi 08:15 -12:00

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 5.

Snipe X 5.

Shelduck x 1.

Pochard X 12.

Goldeneye X 12.

Goosander X 3.

Kestrel X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

Cormorant X 3.

Coot X 21.

Grey Heron X 1.

 

 

 



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This late afternoon:

 

The regular 2nd winter Caspian Gull in the roost, also an adult Yellow-legged Gull 

Shelduck

13 Pochard

2 Wigeon

5 Redshank

5 Snipe

Green Sandpiper



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Sun 7  3.05 pm 2 Iceland Gulls in roost both stood together for 15 mins until disturbed by some dog walkers.  One slightly lighter head than other not sure on age but if I go by books would say 1 adult and one 3rd year. Both returned along with the black headed gulls just in front of the steps up to No1 one stood in water doing dance to disturb water. It was throwing what looked like small stones into the air?? presumably thinking they were mollusc. Could have been fresh water snails?



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This morning:

 

10 Pochard

Green Sandpiper

40-50 Pink-footed Geese flew east

Shelduck

17 Coot

Redshank

 

 

 

 



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5/1/18 Late afternoon

An adult Iceland Gull was in the roost from at least 3:15pm, also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 20+ Great Blacked-backed Gulls of various ages.

At least 22 Goosander came in as the light faded.
Other sightings similar to Pete's in the previous post.

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Audi this am with another site regular. 08:30-11:30.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 7.

Redshank X 5.

Shelduck X 1.

Pochard X 11.

Goosander X 2 (pair).

Goldeneye X c24.

Coot X 17.

Mute Swan X 2.

Cormorant X 1.

Great Black-backed Gull X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.



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This afternoon:

 

1 adult Yellow-legged Gull

19 Great Black-backed Gull

105 Lesser Black-backed Gull

82 Herring Gull  

c900 Common Gull

c2000 Black-headed Gull

Long staying Shelduck still present

16 Coot

7 Snipe 

2 Redshank



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This late afternoon:

The fairly regular second winter Caspian Gull

2 adult Yellow-legged Gull

28 Golden Plover

15 Lapwing  



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Audi this am with another site regular. 08:30-11:45.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 2.

Redshank X 5.

Shelduck X 1.

Pochard X 14.

Goldeneye X c12.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

Coot X 14.

Cormorant X 4.



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This am 08:10-11:00 ,with another site regular.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 8.

Redshank X 4.

Dunlin X 1.

Lapwing X 12.

Shelduck X 1.

Pochard X 12.

Teal X 4.

Wigeon X 1.

Skylark X 1.

Coot X 14.

Cormorant X 7.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Grey Heron X 1.

Mallard 70+.



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Sunday Dec 17th - 11.30

4 Cormorants sitting on lamp poles on centre of M60 adjacent to Audenshaw Resrs.

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Four Adult Yellow-legged Gulls present this afternoon.



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This am ,08:00-10:30

 

Of note.

 

Lapwing X 100+.

Golden Plover X 50+.

Redshank X 4.

Pochard X 6 (5 drake/1 hen).

Shelduck X 1 (drake).

Goosander X 2 (1 drake/1 hen).

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Great Black-backed Gull X 1.



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Yesterday late afternoon:

2nd winter Caspian Gull in roost from 3.45pm

3 Yellow-legged Gulls

5 Wigeon

4 Pochard

8 Golden Plovers



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Audi this am. Bright sunshine/heavy snow.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Golden Plover X 10.

Snipe X 1.

Dunlin X 2.

Lapwing X 17.

Scaup X 3 (adult drakes).

Shelduck X 1 (drake).

Pochard X 4 ( 1 drake/3 hens).

Goosander X 2 (1 drake/1 hen).

Kestrel X 1 (immature) 

Goldeneye X c 16.

Coot X 4.

Cormorant X 2.

 



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This evening:

 

2nd winter Caspian Gull arrived at its usual time of 3.50pm on no. 1 reservoir

4 Yellow-legged Gull (2 adults,  2nd winter and 3rd winter )

2 Whooper Swan

Shelduck

Green Sandpiper 

1 Dunlin

4 Redshank

25 Golden Plover



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6/12/17 Late Afternoon.

2nd winter Caspian Gull,
1 adult Yellow-legged Gull,

3 Redshank,

1 Green Sandpiper,
2 Dunlin,
1 Shelduck,

1 Pochard.

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This evening:

 

Second winter Caspian Gull in the roost

3 Yellow legged Gulls  (2 adults and a near adult)

1 Shelduck

30 Teal,

3 Goosander

10 Golden Plovers

11 Dunlin

1 Snipe

4 Redshank

1 Green Sandpiper



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This am 08:00-12:00

From this morning.

 

Dunlin X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 3.

Redshank X 4.

Lapwing X 12+.

Golden Plover X 2.

Teal X 49.

Wigeon X 23.

Pochard X 4 (males).

Common Scoter X 2 (female).

Goosander X 4 (2 male/2 female).

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

 

 



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1/12/17 combined sightings from today

33 Teal
1 Wigeon
8 Goosander
1 Green Sandpiper
4 Redshank
6 Dunlin
20 Golden Plover
c20 Lapwing
2 adult Yellow-legged Gull
5+ Great Black-backed Gull

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30/11/17 Mid afternoon

18 Golden Plover
1 Snipe
2 Redshank
c20 Lapwing
20 Teal
6 Wigeon
1 Meadow Pipit

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Green Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 2
Redshank 4
Goldeneye 15
Goosander 6
Teal 17

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This am, 07:45-10:45, snow, rain, sunshine.

Of note.

Green Sandpiper x 1.

Redshank x 5.

Dunlin x 30.

Lapwing x 19+.

Goosander x 4.

Pink-footed Goose x c50 over East @ 08:32.

Goldeneye x c9.

Cormorant x 4.

Grey Wagtail x 1.

Coot x 2.

 



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21/11/2017 Mid afternoon, all sightings from No1 reservoir.

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Snipe
3 Redshank
4 Dunlin
40 Lapwing
2 Teal
5 Goosander

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 This am, 07:30-10:00.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Snipe X 1. 

Redshank X 2.

Lapwing X 13. 

Wigeon X 3. 

Teal X 3. 

Goldeneye X c9.

Kestrel X 1. 

Goosander X 1. 

MeadowPipit X 1. 

GreyWagtail X 1. 

GreyHeron X 2. 

Cormorant X 4. 

Coot X 1.



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This pm's sightings:

 

Adult Yellow-legged Gull in the roost

Green Sandpiper still present

A couple of Dunlin

2 Teal

Redshank (earlier in the day)



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14/11/17 combined sightings from today

1 Green Sandpiper
4 Snipe
2 Redshank
9 Dunlin
25 Lapwing
3 Common Scoter
11 Goosander
17 Goldeneye
1 Gadwall
4 Wigeon
5 Teal
2 Meadow Pipit
1 Kestrel
1 adult Yellow-legged Gull
1 adult Great Black-backed Gull


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13/11/17 mid morning

Viewing only no1 reservoir
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Redshank
4 Dunlin
9 Lapwing
1 drake Pintail

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07:30-09:20 this morning:

 

Lapwing 12, Dunlin 3, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Mallard 39, Mute Swan and Cormorant 3



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Audy this am with three other site regulars.07:30-10:30.

Of note.

 

Lapwing x 18.

Dunlin x 12.

Green Sandpiper x 1.

Goosander x 3.

Goldeneye x 12.

Meadow Pipit x 40+.

Kestrel x 1.

Grey Wagtail x 1.

Cormorant x 4.

Mute Swan x 1 (immature).



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Best of what there was this morning:-

54 Dunlin, 17 lapwings, 1 green sandpiper, 9 cormorants, 10 wigeon, pr pochard, 1 teal.



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13:00 - 14:40

Pochard 2
Dunlin 17
Green Sandpiper 1
Lapwing 11

A sickly, tired looking 'redhead' goosander in NE corner of Reservoir No. 1. It was on the water's edge and was struggling to move. Its bill was open and it seemed to have problems breathing. A couple of feeble, unsuccessful attempts were made to move, but it may have been trapped in the mud.




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7/11/2017 from midday

c70 Dunlin
1 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Snipe
1 Green Sandpiper
10 Lapwing
8 Cormorant
c8 Meadow Pipit

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2 hours during a.m.

Surprise was no green sandpiper although might still be lurking around. Otherwise a bit dull (compared with elsewhere later!). 2 dunlin, 10 goldeneye, 9 cormorant. Best was kingfisher on wall at point blank range which proceded to regurgitate a fish pellet, something that I'd never witnesssed before.



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This am ,07:30-11:00.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Wigeon X 1.

Pochard X 3.

Goldeneye X 10.

Goosander X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Meadow Pipit X 6+.

Cormorant X 8.



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