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Ringley ETW

Gadwall 15 with 4 broods
Mallard 24 with 3 broods
Little Grebe 6
Tufted duck 2 males
Buzzard 2
Kestrel
House Martin 30+
Swift 50+
Grey heron 5
BHG juv feeding on river


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All seen from Giants seat garden centre this afternoon.

Sparrowhawk [f] carrying prey.
Blackcap[f] feeding young in nest
Treecreeper
Bullfinch [m]
2 young GS Woodpeckers in trees beside the river
Tawny owl in tree beside the carpark near the garden centre gates.

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Mid morning visit and first of the breeding bird Atlas surveys

On the ponds
Gadwall 28
Mallard 20
Teal 15
L Grebe 2
Goldeneye female
Tufted Duck 38
Coot 13

In the tetrad
Willow Warbler 28, Blackcap 13, Chiffchaff 5, Wren 19, Robin 22, Whitethroat, Lsr Redpoll 3, Siskin 2, Linnet 5, Goldfinch 13, Bullfinch 4, GSW, Treecreeper, Spwhawk, Buzzard - the one with a hole in its wing, Lapwing 11, Swallow 10, Blackbird 27 and Long tailed tit 6.

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todays.....

2 mealy redpolls ! first for me ! in the hedgerows then flew across the moterway to phillips park.

goldfinch
greenfinch
usual tits
mallard
lapwing
buzzard.

YEY thats a few points for the tournament ! and my first mealy redpolls !!


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thanks for the quick reply mate, i go down here most days and seen quiet a few nice birds.
know i know what part of ringly you are refering to i will post my sightings here !
Kestrels used to be on there most days but gone for a while now ? know what happend ?

TODAY
Seen the first swallow here today this year and when looking through my records they are practicly ONE MONTH ear;y than last year ! strange ?
Bullfinch
Male Reed Bunting
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
usual tits,finches really


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Hi Jake

Yes thats the area im refering too

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hey , i was wondering when refering to the fields above Ringly and hedge rows do you mean around the jewish cemetry and surrounding areas ?

many thanks

jake :)

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26/3 mid morning

Gadwall 25
Teal 26
Tufted Duck 27
Goldeneye 4
Mallard 10
Little Grebe 1
Coot 8 - one pair nesting already
Chiffchaff
Buzzard
Spahawk
Redpoll (Lesser) 6 inc male in stonking breeding plumage
Redwing 20
Fieldfare heard over

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Willow tit seen at Giant's seat garden centre Ringley at 4pm this afternoon.
Also 2 Buzzards over the woods

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Quick visit this morning

Duck numbers now reduced but couldnt cover the whole site.

Gadwall 20
Pochard 4
Goldeneye 11
Tufted Duck 20
Mallard 7
Teal 35
Mute Swan 2
Coot 3

Buzzard 2 inc the one with a missing primaries, Kestrel, Long tailed tit 19
Ploughed fields phillips park road west Redwing 100, Mpipit 12, Goldfinch 5.

Also there was a Roe deer carcus along the main track by the treatment works entrance looked as tho it had been feasted on as all that was left was fur, the legs spine and rib cage!

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That's dedication Simon! I like it!

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Managed to get my WeBS done despite spending the morning in A&E and then having to be rescued from a stuck lift by the firebrigade in the afternoon!

Loads of Ducks today

Pochard 20
Shoveler 6
Gadwall 24
Mallard 37
Teal 83
Goldeneye 15
Tufted Duck 23

Also Little Grebe, Woodcock, 2 Siskin and a Buzzard with a hole in its primaries with one of them stuck up like an anteni - possibly gun shot!

-- Edited by Simon Johnson at 18:07, 2009-02-22

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25.01.09 Lunchtime

Raven site first seen mobbing a Buzzard and the mouching around the farmland
later flew right over my head whilst at the pools
Buzzard 4
Kestrel
Spahawk male

Fields above Ringley
Snipe
Redwing 60
Reed Bunt 2
(3 Yellowhammer seen here last sunday)

Pools
Shoveler 4
Tufted Duck 20
Pochard female
Goldeneye 8
Teal 22



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23.11.08 11.30 -13.30

Even worse today for duck numbers than last week. Not sure if there is some unknown
disturbance going on down there?!

Teal 36
Tufted duck 18
Shoveler 1

In the stubble field above Ringley and surrounding hedge row's

Redwing 200
Blackbird 26
Fieldfare 2
Chaffinch 50+
Reed Bunt 2
Bullfinch 2
Greenfinch 10+
Song thrush 4
Mallard 9
Long tailed tit 31

and 17 Pinkfeet flew west 13.10

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16.11.2008 10.30 - 12.45

Pinkfeet 90 west 10.40 + 1 North 11.55
Shoveler 7
Goldeneye
Tufted duck 12
Teal 40
(big drop in duck numbers and not a single Gadwall!)
Water Rail
Woodcock
Buzzard
Spahawk 2
Bullfinch 2
Redwing 30
Linnet 4


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30-10-08

Merlin
Buzzard
Gadwall 41
Teal 48
Shoveler 3
Goldeneye male
Tufted Duck 8
Cormorant 3
Redwing 70
Fieldfare 10
Blackbird 20
Bullfinch 20
Redpoll 5
Jay 10+
GSW 2
Herring Gull 20+ SE

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18-10-08 Afternoon

Gadwall 56
Teal 70
Wigeon male
Shoveler 3
Tufted Duck 23
Pochard male
Brambling 4
Chaffinch 50+

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16/9/08 Late afternoon visit

good weather for ducks as they would say: -

Scaup Ad female
Pochard male
Tufted Duck 27
Goosander 6
Mallard 29
Wigeon 2
Gadwall 26
Teal 39
Canada Goose 158
Mute Swan 6
Little Grebe11

Others : Single Swift in a flock of 100+ House Martin
Spot Fly, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 3, Jay 2.

Decent day off work! shame have to be back tomo!cry.gif

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25/8/08 mid afternoon

Gadwall 18
Teal 8
Tufted Duck 6
Mute Swan 3 (2ad + young)
Little grebe 18
Lapwing 67 south
Swallow 80+
Willow Tit 2
Long-tailed tit 16
Blackcap 2


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3/8/08 early afternoon

BN Gebe adult
Little Grebe 13
Teal 11
Gadwall 15 + a new brood of 3
Tufted duck
Green Sand
Grey Heron 4
Blackcap 3
Whitethroat
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler 3+

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13th July 2008 mid morning

Green Sand 2
Gadwall 3 ad (2 male and a female) and 6 well grown ducklings who were without a parent!
Tufted Duck 32
Mute swan pair now with only one cygnet
Chiffchaff 4
Whitethroat 4
Blackcap 2
kestrel 2
Little grebe 5

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18th June 08 -late afternoon - soaked!

100 Swift
40 House Martin
20 Swallow
3 Whitethroat
21 Juv BH Gulls
Buzzard
Kestrel
Pair Mute Swan and 2 Cygnets
6 Gadwall & Brood of 8 ducklings
50 Mallard
8 Tufted Duck
6 Little Grebe


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9th June

Pair of Lesser Whitethroats

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Sunday 30th September, AM

Green Woodpecker- 1
Buzzard- 7
Gadwall- 28
Tufted Duck- 32
Grey Wagtail- 2
Willow Tit- 1
Swallow- 10
Redpoll- 1

All info thanks to Phil Rhodes


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Hobby
Driving home from work 4 50.p.m. watched a Hobby fly over Ringley Road West near outwood. Nearly the same time and place I saw one two years ago.

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Eve vist 5.45 - 7.30pm

3 Wigeon
14 Gadwall
51 Teal
50+ Mallard
37 Tufted Duck
Goosander
22 Little Grebe
Kingfisher
Green Sand
Snipe



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No Sign of them either on the pools at Ringley,

44 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 26 Little Grebe and 4 Kestrel only thing of note.

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No sign Little Egrets at Shore Top suprise suprise but 1 Shoveler and 1 Teal on small pool and 6 G C Grebes on res with 1 young one.

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Got soaked down there this morning!

Teal 28
Gadwall 11
Little Grebe 25
Tufted Duck 12
Lapwing 72 NE flew over in V formation bout 3 birds deep. Never seen this in Lapwing before
Swallow 77 west
House martin 10 west
Blackcap 4
Sedge Warbler
Chiffchaff 3
Jay 2
Bullfinch 2
GSW 2

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Spent a few hours down there this afternoon and its certainly starting to feel a bit like Autumn with the ducks building up:-

Lillte Grebe now 24 inc young birds... possibly 2 more chicks on the southern pool which were out of sight.
Wigeon 2,
Teal 24
Gadwall 9,
Tufted duck pair plus female with 4 ducklings,
Mallard 60+
Snipe 1
Green Sand 1
Buzzard - 1 over mobbed by Carrion Crows
decent Tit flock but didnt get chance to count everything
Blue Tit 40-50
Great Tit 10
Willow Tit 1
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 11+
Garden Warbler 1.

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