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Post Info TOPIC: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


14th November
07.30-11.10

Flushed Snipe in field on Kings Road but no sign of Jack Snipe
2 more on No2
2 Redshank
Scaup still present
42 Goosander
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Tues - 13/11/07 pm

SCAUP - 1st winter male
Dunlin - 1
YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 2 ads
Herring Gull - c150+
GBB Gull - 10

Good to see Paul Heaton on Audi this afternoon, I'm sure Mr H will be an asset when doing the Gull roost in future, it will be handy next time a white winger drops in at dusk to have "ol' searchlight" Heaton on the scene! Might have to be careful with Air Traffic Control though as Audi is on a direct flightpath!


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Sunday 11/11/07 10am - noon

Scaup still on No 2
38 goldeneye-( may have been more but they were were all No3 and dispersed by a dog so didn't know how many were already on No 2 before I got thereconfused.gif Well I know what I mean!)
45 Tufted
1 pochard
18 goosander
1 cormorant
4 meadow pipit
grey wagtail
pied wagtail
70 Lapwing
13 great crested grebe
6 mute swan
Steve

-- Edited by Steve Collins at 18:38, 2007-11-11

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Fri - 9/11/07 pm

SCAUP - 1st winter male
Pochard - 1
Goosander - 42

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 1 adult in the roost
GBB Gull - 1 1st winter

Fieldfare - 1 on the bank between no 1 and 3 Resvs was a little unusual.

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Tues - 6/11/07 early pm

SCAUP - 1st winter drake still with us on no 2 Resv.

Pochard - 1
Tufted Duck - c70
Goldeneye - c30
Goosander - c40




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Sun 4/11/07 early am

SCAUP - 1st winter male still present on no 3 Reservoir.

GREY PLOVER - 1 did a circuit of the Reservoirs calling at around 8.10am before departing to the west.

Redshank - 1
Goldeneye - c30.
Pochard - 1

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Sat 3/11/07 late pm

SCAUP - 1st winter male.
Pochard - 3
Goosander - 56
Goldeneye - c30
Redshank - 1
Golden Plover - c150

1 Leucistic Black-headed Gull in the roost

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Late post from Sunday 28/10 fro 9.30am to 11am

not much going on in all that rain but saw the following

Gosander - 30
Tufted Duck - 50ish
Great Crested Grebe - 12
Lapwing - 2
Cormorant - 1
Meadow Pipit - 9 all feeding together

looks like something had a field day as i counted 6 dead LBB Gulls, 1 oddly enogh only had the feathers and skin of its neck taken away looked pretty fresh as the blood was still pooling aorund the wound. Oh i just realised how sick i sound furious.gif

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Friday 26th October - morning

KNOT - 1 on the bank of no 3 Resv.
Dunlin - 2
Pochard - 6
Rock Pipit - 1

-- Edited by Robert Adderley at 20:25, 2007-10-26

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23.10.07 late pm

Back to normality after friday!

1 Wigeon
5 Pochard
13 Goldeneye
c20 Goosander
1 GBB Gull was about the best the roost had to offer.

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19/10/07 am

LAPLAND BUNTING - fem/imm bird showed very well along the wall of no 1 Resv mid am, bacame more elusive later and last seen around 12.30pm,but could still be in the area.

Wigeon - 18.
Goldeneye - 12
Goosander - c30.
Redpoll - 1 over east.

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17/10

7am to 10am

Calm and Vey Misty, didnt lift fully until nearly 9am.

5 Whooper Swans ( 2 Adults & 3 Juves ) came in around 9.15 landed on no 1 and still present at 10am Lifer for me biggrin.gif

8 Canada Gees
100+ Tufted Ducks
4 Meadow Pipit
12 Goosander
1 Heron
7 Mute Swan ( 4 Adults & 3 Juves )
25 Great Crested Greabe
6 Pied Wagtail
1 Wheatear
Flock of 20 goldfinch feedin on grass between no 1 and railway
Flock of 12 Mistle Thrush feeding in trees at side of railway
100+ Jackdaw circling no 2 & 3

when mist lifted around 300 guls left mainly common with some juve herrings.

Cheers

Andrew

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15.10.07

info per Roy Travis

Scaup - female bird still on no 2 Resv.
Wheatear - 1.

late news from yesterday - 14.10.07.......Rock Pipit - 2.

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13/10/07 am

Scaup - 1 fem on no.2 res.
Pintail - 1
Goldeneye - 7
Wheatear - 1
Rock Pipit -1+


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I tried for the Slav briefly between 13:00 and 14:30 with no joy.

2 Goosander and 2 Rock Pipit the higlights.

I did get intriguing views of a Golden Plover sp as I returned to my car.

Something flushed a flock of about 100 Golden Plover from somewhere east of Sainsbury's - they flew high and in to a fairly tight flock. At the same time a loose group of Lapwing flew overhead but I was alerted to all this by a continuous 2 note call - I heard it as a soft "tooo-eee". Looking up there was a lone Goldie flying around calling. It appeared to be in partial breeding plumage, and from what I could see had dark, not white axillaries.

I lost it but it flew over several times, loosely with the Lapwing and not joining up with the Goldies. I would have like to have seen it better, and on the ground.



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Wed - 10.10.07 - Slav Grebe not seen today presumed gone

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Tues 9.10.07 am

SLAV GREBE - still on no 3 Resv (although it did visit no 2 for a while whilst the sailing club were out on no3)
Wheatear - 1
Snipe - 1
Golden Plover - 1

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Mon 8.10.07 late pm / evening.

SLAV GREBE still with us showing well on no 3 Resv.

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 1 ad in the roost

Rock Pipit - 2
Wheatear - 2
Pochard - 10
Goldeneye - 3
Goosander - 20

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Sunday 7/10 16.00 to 18.00

slav grebe present upto 18.00 fishing around the tower on No 2. glad it hadnt gone, sight tick for me

2 Cormorant
30 Tufted Duck
10 GC Grebe
4 Meadow Pipit
2 Golden Eye
Goosander
Kestrel hovering then chased off by gulls another sight tick
Mix of usual gulls but nothing out of the ordinary

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Sun - 7.10.07

SLAV GREBE - still present showing very well fishing close to the west bank of no 3 Resv.
Dunlin - 1
Golden Plover - 2

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bloody typical !!!! unable to get down until Sunday afternoon so you never know.

Andrew

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Sat - 6.10.07

SLAVONIAN GREBE this morning on no 3 Reservoir still present midday at least.

Rock Pipit - 1 around the central well area and c10 Meadow Pipits.

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According to Birdguides there's a Slav Grebe present today(permit holders only).

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Sun 30.9.07 evening (info per Paul Wren)

Rock Pipit - 1 around the central well area again
Wheatear - 1
YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 2 birds in the roost (ad + 3rd/4th wnt)


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Sat - 29.9.07

1 Rock Pipit briefly around the central well area at approx 8.45am then left to the NW.

We then left to the NE to Flamborough!

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Friday 28/9

17:00 to 18:30 Light Drizzle

10 Cgrested Grebes
28 tufted duck
6 swallows
34 goosander
5 Lapwing
100+ Jackdaw
1 Wheatear
Gull roost well into the thousandss but with me still learning about guls coudnt find the yellow legs, but ill bloody crackthese gulls before they leave !!!

also 1 dead crested grebe - half way up the grass hill between 1 and 3. And a dead gull on the bank of 1 this was minus its head !!

cheers

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Tues - 25/09/07 late pm/evening

2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS in the roost (ad & 3rd/4th wnt)
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Bat sp round the central well at dusk (Daubenton's possibly?)



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Mon 24.9.07 late pm

3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS in the roost this evening (2 adults and a 3rd/4th winter)

3 Wheatears
34 Goosander
3 Goldeneye
2 Sand Martins
sev each Swallows and House Martins
c30 Meadow Pipits


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Mon 17.9.07 late pm

adult Yellow-Legged Gull on no 1 Resv from 5.35- 5.45pm then flew off west and lost to view over the Arndale Centre! ( a good city centre tick for anyone passing the Arndale at 5.46pm!).

2 Wheatears
1 Common Sandpiper
3 Goldeneye
c20 Goosander
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker N over no 1 Resv.

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A 1st-winter Little Tern located this morning on No1 by Paul Wren at about 07.30.

Stayed around for about a hour before flying off south east

-- Edited by hammy at 10:06, 2007-09-16

-- Edited by hammy at 10:28, 2007-09-16

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Glad to see that you finally got your key and common sense prevailed

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Sat 15/9 8.00 to 9.30

Finally got my key !!! woohoo

then went on and only saw

Mute Swan - 2
Greast Crested Grebe 25
Tufted Duck 4
Meadow Pipit 1
Pied Wag - 8
Goosander 5
Cormorant 1 (sight tick for me,most then are !! )

lets hope the other days are better.

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-- Edited by Andrew Newall at 19:20, 2007-09-15

-- Edited by Andrew Newall at 19:23, 2007-09-15

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Quiet this morning - 13/9/07

2 Wheatears
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Ringed Plover
3 Goldeneye



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5/9/07 evening

Wigeon had increased to 7 but Dunlin had dropped to 3 this evening.

Gull roost c140 LBB Gulls, c50 Common Gulls and c1000 BHG's.

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Audenshaw Reservoirs 5th September 2007
07.45-10.30
Drizzle first thing with westerly breeze but becoming overcast later

Wigeon 6
Arctic Tern
Dunlin 4
Goldeneye 3
Goosander 4
Oystercatcher

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1/9/07 morning

Swift - 8 over no 1 Resv.
Wheatear - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Goldeneye - 1





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Audenshaw Reservoirs 28th August 2007
07.30-10.10
Overcast with light SE breeze

Wheatear
4 Cormorant
3 Goldeneye

Tufted Duck flock has dwindled to about half its normal strength

Audenshaw Reservoirs 29th August 2007
05.40-08.40
Clear skies

C400 Canada Geese
C80 Tufted Duck
6 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Ringed Plover
4 Cormorant
C20 Goosander

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Audenshaw Reservoirs 24th August 2007
05.20-07.00

Green Sandpiper
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper


Audenshaw Reservoirs 25th August 2007
05.15-09.00

272 Canada Geese
116 Tufted Duck
30 Goosander
Little Grebe
2 Shoveler

Audenshaw Reservoirs 26th August 2007
05.30-09.00

Common Scoter
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
7 Cormorant
226 Canada Goose
120 Tufted Duck
Shelduck
7 Cormorant
Pochard
2 Goldeneye

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21/08/07

Hobby - juvenile bird showed well on the bank of no.2 reservoir this evening
Knot - on no. 2 reservoir
Common Sandpiper - 2
Goosander - c34+
Wheatear - 2

Robert & Sonia Adderley & Paul Hammond



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18/08/07

1 juv Dunlin
1 Wheatear
2 Common Sands
c20 Goosander
passage of c100 Swifts around 9am.




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15/8/07 - evening

Whimbrel on the bank of no1 Resv.

Otherwise fairly quiet, the summering Goldeneye is still with us plus c20 Goosander.

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Audenshaw Reservoirs 13/08/07
06.00-07.30

3 Common Sandpiper
95 Tufted Duck
female Goldeye
20 Goosander
female Sparrowhawk
Yellow Wagtail flew through

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I would be happy with that at Rumworth Rob!!

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7.8.07

V.quiet again

1 Goldeneye
29 Goosander
3 Ringed Plover
1 Common Sand.

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RE: Audenshaw Resvs - 25.6.07


28.7.07 quiet again this am

4 Oystercatchers
5 Common Sandpipers
1 Dunlin
1 Goldeneye
17 Goosander

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25.7.07 - pm/evening

1 Sanderling
11 Ringed Plover
5 Common Sands
1 Goldeneye
18 Goosander

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Audenshaw Reservoirs
21st July 2007
06-05-11.00

2 Black Tern - still present when I left
3 Ringed Plover
LRP
Turnstone
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
2 Whimbrel flew through - heading west

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Audenshaw Reservoirs 11th July 2007
05.25-07.00
Lt west to north westerly wind
drizzle

2 Ringed Plover
LRP
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Cormorant
12 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
5 Linnet

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Audenshaw Reservoirs 5th July 2007
05.40-07.15

Curlew
Oystercatcher
4 LRPs
Common Sandpiper
Tufted Duck 7 males

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AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


Sandwich Tern fishing no 3 Reservoir late afternoon/early evening.

Please note this site has now been secured by the owners and a permit is now required - see thread on general birding discussion forum for details (although 1 or 2 cheeky Joggers/Dog Walkers etc are still sneaking on!).

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 21:02, 2007-07-28

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