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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


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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This am 05:30-09:30.

Joined by another site regular.

 

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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This am 06:55-11:30 ,join by another 3 site regulars.

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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This am 05:30-09:30

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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13/5/2018 5:30 to 8:00am with 2 other regulars

1 Grey Plover
1 Knot
2 Dunlin
1 Sanderling
1 Common Sandpiper
3 Ringed Plover
1 Whimbrel
1 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank
2 Sandwich Terns had a quick fly round No1 then headed high east

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This am 05:30-10:00 with another site regular, joined later by another 5 site regulars, and a Elton regular.

 

This am's Wader fest!

 

Black-tailed Godwit X 1.

Grey Plover X 1.

Knot X 1.

Sanderling X 2.

Dunlin X 1.

Oystercatcher X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Lapwing X 1.

 

Tufted Duck X 9.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Swift X 20+.

Swallow X 10+.



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Morning visit (with John Ireland) in strengthening SE winds that promised much but delivered little. A scattering of waders, lots of Swifts, but not much else:

Sanderling 1
Dunlin 3
Ringed Plover 1
Lapwing 1
Swift 200+
Sand Martin c30
House Martin 1
Linnet 3
Goosander 2
Coot 1
Great Crested Grebe 28

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8/5/18 combined sightings from today

1 Hobby through east early evening
1 Sanderling
1 Oystercatcher
3 Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
2 Lapwing
C100 Swift
50+ each of Sand Martin and Swallow
3 immature Mute Swan

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A combination of sightings between me and Simon Ghilks from this morning and early afternoon. Birds mainly around number one

Black-tailed Godwit
Oystercatcher
Dunlin
2 Ringed Plover
Kestrel

Lots of sun worshippers arriving and dog walkers on site, so I left quite quickly.

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This am, 05:30-08:45.

With another site regular.

 

Ringed Plover X 1.

Dunlin X 3.

Lapwing X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Wheatear X 2/3.

Goldeneye X 1 female.

Tufted Duck X 5.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Grey Heron X 2.

Coot X 2.

Cormorant X 3.

Blackcap and Chiffchaff heard over in the motorway coppice area.



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This am, arrived as two site regulars were leaving at 08:50. Joined later by another site regular.

 

Arctic Tern X 3 (on #2.)

Dunlin X 8.

Ringed Plover X 11.

Common Sandpiper X 1 (on #2)

Wheatear X 3.(1 male/2 female).

Goldeneye X 1 female.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

Linnet X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Grey Heron X 1.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 4th of May 2018 01:21:27 PM

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Also this am.

Whimbrel X 1.

Wheatear X 3.

Linnet. X 2.

 



-- Edited by Peter Nolan Woolley on Thursday 3rd of May 2018 09:38:19 PM

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Also present this a.m. were 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and a Wheatear.
Cheers Ian

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Little Tern departed at 7am and the Avocets went at around 8:30am.



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Two Avocet and a Little Tern on no. 1 reservoir this morning.



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This morning:

 

1st summer Little Gull

1 Arctic Tern

5 Ringed Plovers

8 Dunlin

4 White Wagtail

1 Yellow Wagtail  (flew straight through )

2 Wheatear



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This am, 05:30-10:00, with three other site regulars.

 

Swift X 50++

Swallow, Sand and House Martins in good numbers.

 

Curlew X 1.

Dunlin X 23.

Ringed Plover X 12.

Little Ringed Plover X 3.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Wheatear X 4.

White Wagtail X 4.

Peregrine X 1.

Goldeneye X 1 (female)

Goosander X 3 (2 males/1 female).

Mute Swan X 4.

Grey Heron X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Linnet X 2.



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5 arctic terns, which arrived mid a.m., were top of the 'best of' what was seen this morning. Other than that it was mostly stuff seen on other days recently (e.g. wheatears, dunlins, ringed plovers etc...) 



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

This morning:

Drake Common Scoter

2 Goldeneye

28 Ringed Plover

12 Dunlin

c25  Swift

4 White Wagtail

2 Wheatear


In addition, 2 whimbrel dropped onto the east shore of No. 3 water at 11.05 a.m. and stayed during a heavy shower for about 20 minutes. A third wheatear was also found.

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This morning:

Drake Common Scoter

2 Goldeneye

28 Ringed Plover

12 Dunlin

c25  Swift

4 White Wagtail

2 Wheatear



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24/4/2018 Some combined sightings from this morning up to 11:30.

3 Whimbrel
13 Ringed Plover
3 Little Ringed Plover
7 Dunlin
2 Wheatear
2 White Wagtail
2 Swift
1 House Martin
2 Goldeneye
Still not that many Sand Martins and Swallows, maybe 20+ of each before 8am.

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First swifts of year 6+; 2 house martins, 25+ sand martins, 30+ swallows, 2 yellow wagtails, 3 dunlin, 5+ ringed plover, 3 little ringed plover, 1 common sandpiper, 1 curlew, 2 blackcaps along railway side. Expected more suprises in view of weather.



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Audi this am 06:10-10:20 with another site regular.

 

Of note.

 

Curlew X 2.

Dunlin X 2.

Ringed Plover X 8.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Oystercatcher X 1.

Wigeon X 4 (1 male/3 female).

Goldeneye X 1 (female).

Tufted Duck X 2 (pair).

White Wagtail X 1.

Linnet X 2 (pair).

Swallow X c5.

Grey Heron X 2.



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Other sightings from this morning include:

9 Ringed Plover

7 Dunlin

1 Wheatear

 



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During my gloriously sunny late afternoon visit today the beaches were inhabited by sun-seeking humans, rather than any birds.

Consequentially, the only birds I noted:

x1 Grey heron

x2 Swallow

x1 Pied wagtail

x6 Goosander



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This am,  08:40-11:30, joined by another site regular.

 

Little Ringed Plover X 1.

Lapwing X 1.

Wheatear X 2 (males).

Yellow Wagtail X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Swallow X 2+.

Linnet X 1.

Goldeneye X 1.

Mallard X 7(males).

Grey Heron X 3.

Cormorant X 3.

 



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vic chatterton wrote:

The tern this PM finally ID'd as a definite Arctic Tern as it eventually gave better views.


 Thanks Vic. I saw it at about half the original distance as I left and was about 90% certain it was Arctic.

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The tern this PM finally ID'd as a definite Arctic Tern as it eventually gave better views.



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Late combined sightings for yesterday am, 16-04-2018

Comic Tern X 2.

Curlew X 3.

Yellow Wagtail X 1.

Swallow X 2.

Sand Martin X 3.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Goldeneye X 7.

Linnet X 3.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Coot X 2.

Cormorant X 2.

 

This am early pm  17-04-2018. Another site regular was already on when I arrived, and joined by another 3 during the course of the morning.

So far...

Little Gull on #1.

Comic Tern X 1 on #2.

Dunlin X 2.

Little Ringed Plover X 3.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Goosander X 1 male.

Goldeneye X c5.

Swallow X 15+.

White Wagtail X 3.

Cormorant X 5.

Coot X 1.

 

 

 

 






-- Edited by Peter Nolan Woolley on Tuesday 17th of April 2018 02:42:29 PM

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