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Doffcocker Lodge


late pm
tufted duck-12
great crested grebe-4
sedge warbler-1
reed warbler-1
common terns - 20




-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Monday 7th of May 2012 05:27:37 PM

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late report. 3 common terns yesterday(sat).

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1 Kingfisher this evening

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First time here today. Nice place for a quick scoot around.

Got my first ever Garden Warbler today.biggrin.gif
12-15 Common Tern on a floating platform
1 Male Reed Bunting
and a kestrel successfully hunted a vole.

Rick

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2 singing Reed Warblers back in the small reedbed today, single Common Tern on the raft.

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cry.gif Sorry Annette , I think Doffcocker did not suit them, as no signs there at 10.30
Probably they flew over to RUMWORTH ...see Steve's posting of this morning.

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Rumworth List 2018: Species to date 72 Latest: Swallow, Mute Swan, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear.



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wow that is 2 weeks earlier than usual!

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smile.gif Common Terns 2 This am
INFO Thanks to Geoff Leather ,Bolton RSPB

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Just checked my records - it was actually 6 January 1974 - well it was over 35 years ago!biggrin.gif

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Haven't birded at Doffcocker for years. Cycled over from Darwen circa 1975 for the Ferruginous Duck with a mate of mine from Blackburn. It was a good tick that.

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plenty common terns,great crested grebe,reed warbler,lots of mute swans,sedge warbler,whitethroat etcsmile.gif

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Despite being drowned 3 times in the thunder storms this afternoon there was some busy tern activity. Birds were busy fishing and flying about. I counted 8 adults and one newly fledged juvenile. (ringed) Birds still seem to be raising young on both rafts.

The pair that raised the eldest of the grebe chicks appear to be nesting again.

Also present were 12 tufted ducks mainly males in eclipse plumage.

No sign of any waders or warblers singing but then I wouldnt be singing in that rain either!

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Waders present on that mud is often disappointing though there are often good numbers of snipe through the winter.

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I've only really started watching Doffcocker regularly this year and have been hoping for a decent wader on the bit of mud. Well pleased.

Dean.

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Usually see common sandpipers quite regularly on migration at doffcocker but havent seen any this year, nice one!

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1 Common Sandpiper 4.30pm 14/7/07

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