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RE: HOPE CARR NATURE RESERVE


A Green Sandpiper and two Raven present this evening.

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A Green Sandpiper flew in at 6:30pm tonight.

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Single Green Sandpiper present yesterday.

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Today at 7:30pm:

Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

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sightings from yesterday at 7pm:

Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
5 Teal

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Juvenile Common Sandpiper present this afternoon.

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This evening up to 8pm, Green Sandpiper, Lesser Redpoll over west and a Tufted Duck brood of 6 young.

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Single Redshank and a Gadwall with a brood of 9 young this evening.

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Spotted Flycatcher present today, also 2 Shelduck and 2 Oystercatcher.

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Run this afternoon stopped and had a look on the beds,

1 Hobby come through and later seen flying towards Windy Bank Wood, being mithered by House Martins.
At least 6 Singing Sedge Warblers
1 Reed Warbler
7 Whitethroat
6 Lapwing, some possibly with chicks, harassing anything that came close
3 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank
Small numbers of Swift,House Martin and Sand Martin.
Quite a few Gulls on 8 and 9a mainly Black Headed Gulls, but didn't have time to ID them all.




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2nd summer Hobby harassing (and being harassed by) mixed flock of hirundines over the earth pile where the Hidden pool used to be c. 6.15pm. Excellent views for c. 10 minutes before if appeared to drop into the trees here and no further sign. Single redshank and small numbers of lapwing on beds and at least 3 singing Reed Warbler.

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1 Mediterranean gull flew over calling at approx 5:30 heading to Pennington flash

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Main track:

4 willow warbler, 6 chiffchaff, 2 jay and 1 dunnock

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Hour this afternoon,

80+ Sand Martin
11 Swallow
5 Willow Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
2 Tree Sparrow
1 Bullfinch
4 Oystercatcher
1 Water Rail which I found out in the open on the path between Main Lake and Willow Pool.
1 Buzzard, outstanding views while it was on a fence post
Small numbers of Waterfowl, Teal, Gadwall and Mallard.


Plus all usuals about.


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Evening visit,

100+ Sand Martin and some flying down Glaze towards Penny.
4 Swallow, River Glaze
4 Chiffchaff
3 Tree Sparrow
2 Snipe
2 Oystercatcher
9 Meadow Pipit
2 Reed Bunting
Pheasant and Grey Partridge heard only.

Plus all usuals.

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Hour and half, Weather turned a bit from this morning.

1 Redshank
3 Oystercatcher
2 Lapwing
2 Pochard
Teal and Gadwall on Main Lake as was a Grey Heron.
7 Siskin, Car Park trees
4 Reed Bunting
1 Tree Sparrow, River Glaze
2 Sand Martin and 9 Straight through
1 Bullfinch
1 Chiffchaff
5 Grey Partridge, Flushed

Plus all usuals.

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Couple of hours this morning,

2 Little Grebe, Main Lake
2 Goosander, River Glaze
4 Tree Sparrow
2 Oystercatcher
4 Lapwing
8 Siskin
1 Water Rail
1 Buzzard

Plus all usuals

Checked circular filter beds for any early Sand Martins but no luck.


-- Edited by Scott robinson on Saturday 19th of March 2016 03:06:56 PM

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Just off site Peregrine over Warrington Road 08.15

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Green Sandpiper and Peregrine present this morning.

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Quick visit on my way to Pennington flash: Large mixed flock, Siskin and goldfinch 1f goldeneye 6 tree sparrow 2 redwing Plenty robin, blue tit and great tit 15 long tailed tit

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Today around midday:

Willow Tit
7 Siskin
Water Rail
Goldeneye

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Three Green Sandpipers present yesterday.

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10:30 this morning:

3 Green Sandpiper
Chiffchaff
3 Goldcrest
Siskin
2 Snipe
38 Teal
16 Meadow Pipit

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5pm today:

3 Green Sandpiper
Water Rail
Willow Tit
Kingfisher

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Sighting for today up to 6pm by Phil Rhodes:

3 Green Sandpiper
Snipe
Nuthatch (first site record I can recall!)
Chiffchaff
2 Goldcrest
13 Teal

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Water Rail and Green Sandpiper present early evening today.

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Three Green Sandpipers present at 6pm today.

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Four Green Sandpipers present today.

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Three Green Sandpipers this evening

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This evening:

5 Green Sandpiper
Hobby flew through
Single Little Ringed Plover

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Five Green Sandpiper present mid-morning today.

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2 Green Sandpiper present at 10am today

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Four Green Sandpipers present this evening (six yesterday).

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At 10am today:

7 Little Ringed Plover
3 Green Sandpiper

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A Greenshank flew in at 10am this morning then quickly continued on west. Also present were 4 Green Sandpiper and 6 Little Ringed Plover. Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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The Ruff flew in at 9:29am this morning.

Also present were 9 Little Ringed Plover and 3 Green Sandpiper.

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6pm
6 Little Ringed Plover
1 Ruff
1 Redshank
1 Green Sandpiper
1 juv Grey Wagtail
Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Whitethroat

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6pm
2 Little Ringed Plover
1 Peregrine
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Whitethroat
3 Blackcap

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colin davies wrote:

It's a long time since I was at Hope Carr, probably when the Pectoral Sandpipers were there a few years ago. Is there a best place to view from? For waders I mean. I seem to remember it being difficult viewing and involving climbing over fences etc. It would be useful to know because now that I live in Lowton I could potentially do Hope Carr on my bike as part of a circuit including Pennington Flash.



-- Edited by colin davies on Monday 6th of July 2015 10:06:26 AM





Its obviously a long time since you've been there,its changed dramatically,most of the old sludge beds are long overgrown with rank grass,there is very little mud to attract waders now,and personally I think its a shadow of its former self and hardly worth a visit in comparison to what it was 10 years ago.I used to go every day during "wader season" but nowadays once a year seems enoughcry

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It's a long time since I was at Hope Carr, probably when the Pectoral Sandpipers were there a few years ago. Is there a best place to view from? For waders I mean. I seem to remember it being difficult viewing and involving climbing over fences etc. It would be useful to know because now that I live in Lowton I could potentially do Hope Carr on my bike as part of a circuit including Pennington Flash.



-- Edited by colin davies on Monday 6th of July 2015 10:06:26 AM

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Green Sandpiper and 3 adult Little Ringed Plover present this evening.

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Two Green Sandpipers present this evening.

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Green Sandpiper present this evening.

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Thanks for that Ian.

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Roger Baker 3 wrote:

Does anyone know anything about this Red-footed Falcon reported around 16.00 hrs ?

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The bird was seen by a birder from Northumberland who has been working in the area the past couple of days. Picked up over the area at 3:30 it was seen for 15 minutes before it drifted off west.

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Just drove over Leigh bridge near Aldi and saw several photographers scanning down the canal. 5 mins ago.

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Does anyone know anything about this Red-footed Falcon reported around 16.00 hrs ?

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Afternoon mooch,

2 Little Grebe
6 Tufted Duck
2 Grey Heron
6 Whitethroat
13 Linnet
4 Song Thrush
2 Tree Sparrow
5 Lapwing, Sludge beds
1 Redshank, Sludge Beds

Circular filter beds

500+ Sand Martin
200+ Swift
50+ Swallow
30+ House Martin
14 Pied Wagtail
1 Oystercatcher


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Afternoon visit,

1 Little Grebe on main lake
2 Oystercatcher
1 Common Sandpiper
3 Lapwing
500+ Hirundines around the Circular tanks mainly Sand Martins with Swallows and a Few House Martin
5 Whitethroat
2 Sedge Warbler
3 Tree Sparrow, River Glaze

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Quick half hour just around paths,

Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler all in good numbers. 4 Tree Sparrow and plenty House Sparrow.
1 Kestrel and 1 Male Sparrowhawk
2 Common Whitethroat singing

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