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Late WeBs today

2 Pintail (pair)
2 Wigeon (pair)
31 Gadwall
40 Mallard
30 Teal
2 Tufted Duck
Female Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe
2 Mute Swan
Woodcock
4 Lapwing
9 Cormorant east

2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Raven and 2 Kestrel

-- Edited by Simon Johnson on Saturday 17th of March 2012 07:11:43 PM

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Lunch time

on ponds
30 Gadwall
21 Mallard
22 Teal
26 Goldeneye
6 Tufted Duck
Goosander
2 Mute Swan
2 Lapwing

Buzzard
2 Kestrel
2 Coal tit,
singing Goldcrest
2 Skylark north
3 Stock Dove
Nuthatch

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Ponds frozen again most birds on river

2 mute swan on a very small patch of water
14 gadwall flushed by a buzzard
20 teal
37 mallard
3 goosander
Little grebe
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Kingfisher

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Late post from yesterday

Ponds frozen just small patch with 2 Mute swan

30 Redwing
6 Songthrush
10 Blackbird
Treecreeper
3 Coal tit
Willow Tit
50 Long-tailed tit in 3 seperate flocks
Buzzard
Kestrel

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Lunch time visit

Female Pintail
Wigeon
4 Gadwall
37 Teal

(No diving ducks at all - a lot of tree felling has been done around the ponds so may have been pushed off - to Elton!)

2 Goldcrest
Treecreeper
Willow Tit
27 Long-tailed tit
2 buzzard
Kestrel
Bullfinch (male)

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Not much this afternoon

Mute Swan 2
Canada Goose 93
Gadwall 6
Teal 29
Little Grebe 5

few tit flocks

Blue tit 15, Long-tailed tit 12, Chiffchaff and 5+ Goldcrest

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On the pools

Gadwall 39
Tufted Duck 34
Shoveler 3
Teal 26
Moorhen 9
Canada Goose 113
Mute Swan 2

other sightings

House Martin 30 se and 24 knocking about
Blackcap 9 inc 6 together
Chiffchaff 5
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Siskin 16
Woodpigeon 300+ in stubble fields
Buzzard
Kestrel 2

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Morning visit and a good soaking

Female tufted duck with 8 small ducklings
Gadwall 14 ads & 18 well grown ducklings
Teal 2
Little grebe 3
Buzzard
Stock dove
Willow tit
Bullfinch family party of 4 ad still feeding young
Reed bunting family party of 6
House Martin 104
Swift 100

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Couple of months since last visit

Gadwall 9 adults + 5 broods = 37 ducklings in total (to start with) (10+9+9+7+2)

However the female of the brood of 10 went mad and 9 ducklings went zooming out to the middle. The 10th fell vicitm to a Mink!! the mink then swam off with it followed by a flock of Black-headed Gulls going mad at it.

The mink are breeding up near the treatment works (and need getting rid of)

Little Grebe 5 only one pair nesting (used to be up to 7 pairs and reckon the Mink have something to do with that too)

Tufted Duck 67
Teal
Mallard 40
Mute Swan 2

Mixed tit flock near motorway bridge had
Long tailed tit 15+
Willow tit
Coal tit 3
Garden Warbler
Great spotted woodpecker and a Jay following

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stupidly early

Swallow 92 moving up irwell valley
Sand Martin
House Martin 5
Swift 30
Gadwall 11
Tufted Duck 2
Mute Swan 2 on ponds + 3 west
Mallard + 11 ducklings on irwell
Jay
Great spotted Woodpecker
Buzzard


possible fall of warblers in area

Sedge Warbler 6
Whitethroat 15
Blackcap 20
Chiffchaff 8

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On the ponds

One has small section of mud

Common Sand and a few Lapwing present
Gadwall 27
Tufted Duck 7
Mallard 15
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 2
Swift 25
Sand Martin 10
House Martin 2
Blackcap several
Whitethroat 6
Chiffchaff 3

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Birds seen on a walk from the Horseshoe pub, Ringley to the Giants seat garden centre and back again this afternoon;

4 Singing Whitethroat including one collecting nesting material
2 Blackcaps
Lots of Willow warblers singing
2 Chiffchaff
GS Woodpecker seen drumming on a telegraph pole
8 BH Gulls at the treatment plant
4 Tufted ducks flying over
8 Mallard
Kestrel
2 Buzzards over the woods
Heron
Song thrush
3 Canada geese
2 Moorhen
Treecreeper

-- Edited by Dave Thacker on Sunday 17th of April 2011 09:13:41 PM

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good section of the riverbank has been torched down here.

On the ponds

Gadwall 21
Teal 17
Mallard 23
Tufted Duck 20
Coot 18
Moorhen 3
Canada Goose 10 + 5 which flew in from east at dusk
Mute Swan 2.
Lapwing 11

In the woods
Blackcap 6
Willow Warbler 10
Chiffchaff 2
Jay
Willow Tit heard
Buzzard

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2 Kingfishers seen flying down the Irwell this afternoon, viewed from the Giants Seat Garden centre

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Mute Swan 4 (3 ad + Imm)
Gadwall 8
Teal 14
Tufted Duck 20
Goldeneye 3
Coot 4
Lapwing 20
Buzzard 2
Stock Dove 3
Skylark north
Mpipit north

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Gadwall 3
Teal 13
Goldeneye 22
Tufted Duck 32
Pochard (male)
Mute Swan
Cormorant 2
Little Grebe (first of the year on the ponds)
Kestrel (female)

Skylark flew north
Willow tit
3 long tailed tit flocks containing 6,6&7 birds.
Goldcrest 2 fly catching from a bush in the sunshine


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Few ducks on the pools this morning before being flushed by a guy with a fishing net.

Goldeneye 25 - Smashed last weeks highest count
Pochard 1 male
Gadwall 8
Teal 17
Coot 3
Mute Swan 4

Buzzard & 2 Spahawk displaying

Siskin 2
Bullfinch 2
GSW 2
Pheasnt 6
Jay
Jackdaw 33 high flying west
Reed Bunt 2

Only 1 Robin & 3 Wren!! Blackbird & Song thrush numbers also seem down in the area

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Whoopers still on canal.

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Walk round the treatment works -very windy today and lots of big branches being blown down.

Goldeneye 21 on the rectangle pool (highest count have had here) prob pushed on by the high river. Hardly any other wildfowl tho, still no Gadwall or Little Grebe and small numbers of the others : -
Teal 20
Mallard 3
Tufted Duck 5.

3 Tit flocks along the walk
13 Long-tailed tit - Phillips park road
11 Long-tailed tit- works entrance with Treecreeper, Willow Tit and 5 Great tits
& 10 Blue tit by motorway bridge with a single willow tit.

Female kestrel & a single Buzzard which was hovering at times about the wood.

100+ Woodpigeon & 17 Magpie in the fields and that was itdisbelief.gif



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With Iain Johnson this am

Whooper Swans still present in the same place, apparently feeding on bread, according to a dog walker we spoke to!

We didn't try to make them fly though!

Thanks to Iain for the leap of faith!

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The Adult whooper swan was on it own for approx a week then 4 days ago it was joined by the younger one. Both appear OK.

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The 2 Whooper Swans still present 2.30 this afternoon on canal opposite
Stoneclough (also 2 mute Swans in basin by Prestolee locks}

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Might be an idea to give them the once-over to make sure nothing amiss (ie can they fly, (esp. the adult) wings OK?) as it seems a bit of an odd place for 2 Whoopers to winter, if anyone passing that way.

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Judith, im certain these will be the same swans we saw back in December, when we last saw them they had split up with a single adult on the river on its own.

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2 Whooper Swans, adult + young, On canal between Prestolee and Ringley, also Common Buzzard over.

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I wonder if these are the same as the birds on the Irwell at Prestolee back in December- ish?

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today- 1 juv + 1 adult whooper swans on canal at ringley-just north of a667.
must be resting whilst migrating.

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2-4 pm
Not many birds on the pools after the cold snap

Mute Swan 2
Canada Goose 39
Mallard 19
Teal 27
Goldeneye 7
BHG 112
Long-tailed Tit 2 groups of 10


a tit flock worked its way down the hedgerow passed Sedgley Park rugby pitches

Blue tit 26
Great tit 8
Chaffinch 14
Bullfinch 2
GSW
Song thrush 2


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Winter Survey for SD70 W - Ringley still frozen - most ducks on river

Gadwall - Single male on ice
Mallard 44
Teal 5
Goldeneye 4
Goosander 2
Spahawk 2
Kestrel 2
Buzzard 2

In the woods
Nuthatch 4
Goldcrest 3
Blue tit 30
GSW


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2 Bramblings flew in front of my car near the new treatment plant as I travelled to Giants seat garden centre in Ringley. In trees at the top car park were 2 Goldcrests and a GS Woodpecker

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Buzzard 3 south in the afternoon
Shoveler 10
Gadwall 34
Teal 30
Little Grebe
Mute Swan 3
Willow Tit
Kestrel

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Lapwing 90 on south pool plus 43 flying above the fields above Ringley
Snipe 2
Green Sand
Gadwall 15
Teal 19
Shoveler
Tufted Duck 11
Little Grebe 6
Spahawk
Buzzard

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late post from yesterday eve 3/8

Still some mud south Pool

93 Lapwing, 16 Gadwall, 2 Little grebe, Kestrel, 30 Long tailed tit and 4 Blackcap of any note

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Early morning - wet - didnt cash in on the bit of wader movement other sites have had this morning and the site was disturbed by a gut with waders and a big net.

LRP 3 ad 1 juv, Green Sand (heard) & Lapwing 27

Ducks also down with Gadwall 7, Tufted Duck 26, Mallard 77, Teal 7, Little Grebe 2 (ad + Juv), Cormornat 2 flew West

Kestrel Male and Female - seen taking food towards Pilikington tile factory, female Spahawk hunting fields by cemetry

Swift 110 NW, Swallow 50, House Martin 29, Sand Martin 6.

Stock Dove 5, GSW 2, Jay 6, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Goldrest all confirmed breeding with young seen begging for food!

Gropper reeling and also Reed and Sedge Warbler singing.

Looks like Mink are also breeding down here with an adult seen walking down the path an off into the vegitation carrying a MOLE - which was still alive!!

-- Edited by Simon Johnson on Saturday 17th of July 2010 01:27:22 PM

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Quick look tonight in the rain

Gadwall are having a good year down here with now 6 broods!! Ducklings were down to 26 but then spotted this further brood of 5 this eve - 31 young!!

Green Sand
LRP Juv
Lapwing 77
Gadwall 10
Teal 6
Mallard 80
Tufted Duck 40
Little Grebe 1ad 1 juv

Juv Kestrel and Bullfinch also

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Quick look with Sean S at lunch time

few more waders on the pools

Greenshank, Common & Green Sandpiper, 4 LRP and 39 Lapwing.

Now 5 broods of Gadwall with another on the south pool total of 29 ducklings (this is the highest number of young have had down here - i thinkhmm.gif)

Mallard 95, Tufted Duck 51, Teal 2, Gadwall 6 (5 female + 1 Male)

Loads of butterlies down here 10+ species!

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Not been down for a while - quick visit after work and the pools have good muddy edges. Lots of birds.

Green Sand, 2 LRP, 15 Lapwing, 80 Mallard + 2 broods, 6 Gadwall + 4 broods total 23 ducklings, tufted duck 20, teal 5. Only 3 coot and 3 Little Grebe - none have young and only 4 young Moorhen seen.

5 Grey Heron and a Cormorant sat on mud.

Swift 26, Swallow 40+ Many young birds sitting on wires, 15 Goldfinch, GSW, Bullfinch male.

Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat still singing. Loads of young Blue, Great & Long tailed tit and also a couple of recently fledged coal tit.

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18 Gadwall Still present, plus a male tufted only ducks of note.

Pair of Stock done present. 7 Willow Tit including 5 fledged young - confirmed for the Atlas at long last! Also Tawny Owl and GSW confirmed breeders in this square.

Whitethroats all over, and lots of young Blue and Long-tailed tits.

Also had a Siskin at Whitefield Golf club on the way home.

-- Edited by Simon Johnson on Saturday 12th of June 2010 12:32:08 PM

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Am visit

Femal Pintail still present
Tufted Duck 40
Gadwall 24
Little Grebe
BHG 60

Teal seem to have moved on now

Massive influx of Warblers 18 Blackcap, 20+ Willow Warbler and 3 Whitethroat

Buzzard 2

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17/4 early eve

Female Pintail still present
Teal 43
Mallard 51
Tufted Duck 41
Gadwall 27
Little Grebe 3
Moorhen 8
Chiffchaff 4, Blackcap 5, Willow Warbler 5 - singing
Linnet 15 west
Woodpigeon 92
Stock Dove 9
Kestrel 2
Buzzard 2

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Good numbers of ducks on the ponds :

Female Pintail
Gadwall 38
Teal 34
Mallard 25
Tufted Duck 37
Goldeneye 3
Canada Goose 8.

Also

Willow Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Jay, Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Nuthatch and 5 Stock Dove

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Quick look this am. Disturbance by 3 guys wading out into the ponds wi big nets and buckets!
Gadwall 29
Tufted duck 26
Teal 22
Little grebe 3
Buzzard
Chiffchaff 3
Bullfinch male
LBBG 15 nort
Meadow pipit 3 north

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Gadwall 15
Mallard 22
Teal 43
Tufted Duck 35
Coot 6
Buzzard 2
Spahawk 3
Yellowhammer
Stock Dove
Chiffchaff 4

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18 Gadwall
Shoveler
Teal 50
Mallard 15
Tufted Duck 24
Pochard 3
Goldeneye 10
Siskin
Lapwing 9

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A good mooch round this morning was very fruitless the ponds were 97% frozen and the woods and fields were very quiet.

Shoveler 4, Goldeneye 2, Canada's 4, Teal 9 + 7 on river, 4 Goosanders flew over and single Little Grebe Also on river.

Single lapwing back in the stubble field with 5 Stock dove and about 100 woodpigeons. No finches, buntings or winter thrushes at all.

Hundreds of Herring and GBBG flying NE

In the woods Bullfinch 2, Willow Tit 2, Pheasant 5 & GSW

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Phillips Park road - west

Lots of birds in the hedge row here

Greenfinch 12
Goldfinch 16
Bullfinch 3
House Sparrow 10
Redpoll
Blue Tit 20
Long-tailed tit 20
Great Tit 8
Coal Tit
LBBG 19 NE
Herring Gull 100 NE
GBBG 10 NE
Spahawk - male

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Why wasnt WeBS this weekend!

Good do today with lots of ducks.

Pintail (eclipse drake)
Wigeon
Gadwall 70 (think this could be a site record? certainly a personal one)
Shoveler 2
Teal 38
Mallard 9
Tufted Duck 56
Little Grebe 7
Mute Swan 2 ad and 2 well grown young (must have been hiding last week)

Green Sand and Snipe (1st time seen this autumn!!) - very over grown for these 2 species now - one of the pools nearset the motorway has dried up exposing lots of mud.

Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch and a Willow Tit

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Wigeon 2, Gadwall 9, Goosander, Tufted duck 49, Teal 59, Mallard 41, Little Grebe 8

Mute Swan 2 ad - the well grown young seen last time not with ads - not sure whats happened to them?!

Canada Goose 386 flushed from fields by Helicopter single Greylag with them.
House Martin 56 NW,

Massive tit flock containing at least 54 Blue tit, 4 coal tit, willow tit, 15+ Great tit, 27 LTT, 10 Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler

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2/08 mid morning visit water level very high and the vegitation even higher (over 7ft in places) so not alot about!

4 Teal, 4 tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, 7 Gadwall, Willow Tit, GSW, Treecreeper, Singing Yellowhammer, 2 Kestrel, spahawk and 5 Swift

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12/07/09 Afternoon visit

Gadwall 6 with now 5 broods 21 young in total
Teal 2
Tufted Duck 30
Mallard 68 with 6 broods 33 young in total
Mute Swan pair have 4 well grown cygnets
Little Grebe 12 inc at least 2 juv's
Coot and Moorhen also have well grown young

Blackcap, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff still singing, Sedge Warbler Seen, Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch also visting nest sights other than that very very quiet

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