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Post Info TOPIC: High Rid Reservoir


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A juvenile Pochard joined the female Common Scoter today, plus a Spotted Flycatcher was also present. 

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This morning:

Female Common Scoter
Little Grebe 7

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Female Common Scoter still present at midday today.

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Female Common Scoter present today.

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Common sandpiper present today.

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Female Common Scoter present mid-afternoon today.

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1 juvenile and 2 adult Common Tern, plus a Kingfisher present at 1pm today.

 

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Drake Common Scoter present at midday.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull present today.

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Today up to 6:30pm:

 

2 juvenile Stonechat

Tufted Duck with a brood of five young

Sedge Warbler

2 Common Tern

 

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Up to 1:30pm today:

 

5 Wheatear

2 adult Mediterranean Gull

 

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Osprey circling high over at 11:05am this morning.

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Black Tern present at 10am this morning.

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12 Wheatear this morning.

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Single Black Tern present at 3:30pm

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Adult Mediterranean Gull present at 3pm today.

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Today,

2 adult Meditteranean Gulls in ploughed field following tractor
3 Wheatear also in fields north of the reservoir
12 Tufted Ducks

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Late pm, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Wheatear, 25 Meadow Pipit, 100+ Sand Martin, 100+ Swallows.

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Yesterday (13th) at midday:  Grasshopper Warbler, 1 reeling, Sand Martin 110, Black-headed Gull 310, Tufted Duck 23 



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Originally posted yesterday by Rosemary Naylor:


Late afternoon today, 
Tufted Duck - 6
Grey wagtail - 1
Pied wagtail - > 6
Sandmartins - > 20



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Today,

14 Goldeneye
24 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe
2 Oystercatchers.

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This morning:

Goldeneye 8
Tufted Duck 21
Little Grebe 1
Oystercatcher 5
Kestrel 1

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Late post for last Thursday 19th.
Lone Oystercatcher (probably the one seen Wednesday at Rumworth )
Also 40+ Redwing in fields by footpath.
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-- Edited by keith mills on Sunday 22nd of January 2017 02:39:38 PM

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Rumworth List 2017: Species to date 96. Latest: Redstart, Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Little Egret.


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16 Pink-footed Geese feeding in fields by the reservoir at 1:40pm today.

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No sign of the Scaup today but a Ring-necked Parakeet was heard only at 3:15 today.

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A mixed flock feeding in the large field behind Burnthwaite Cottage. The field is fringed by mature Beech trees. The flock was 50 plus and included Redwing, Chaffinch, Mistle Thrush and around 10 Brambling.

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Now three Scaup present today, two females along with the first winter drake.

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First winter drake Scaup still present at midday today.

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The first winter drake Scaup remains today.

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First winter drake Scaup still present this afternoon.

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First winter drake Scaup present again yesterday.

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The first winter drake Scaup remains on site today.

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First winter drake Scaup still present this afternoon.

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First winter drake Scaup still present and also a female Shoveler up to midday.

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Scaup still present 2.30pm today.

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First winter drake Scaup present today.

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No sign of the female Common Scoter yesterday but an adult Mediterranean Gull was present along with 8 Mallard ducklings!

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Female Common Scoter still present this morning.

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Female Common Scoter still present this afternoon.

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Female Common Scoter still present this morning, also 5 Goldeneye, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, dozens of Black Headed Gull and a couple of Herring Gull. In the fields 13 Crows and the yaffle of a Green Woodpecker.

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Female Common Scoter still present today, along with 5 Goldeneye, 15 Tufted Duck and 5 Little Grebe.

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Female Common Scoter still present during WeBS visit this morning.

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Female Common Scoter still present at 1:30pm today.

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Female Common Scoter present this morning.

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WeBS visit 0800 - 0840
Little Grebe x 5
Great Crested Grebe x 1
Canada Goose x 2
Mallard x 12
Tufted Duck x 15
Coot x 9
Lesser Black-backed Gull x 9
Common Gull x 1
Black-headed Gull x 2
Grey Wagtail x 1

Also Pied Wagtail x 5 and very noisy group of Jays in woods nearby

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Late post for yesterday afternoon: 5 little grebe, 4 coot, 12 black headed gulls, 8 tufted ducks, 6 crows, 2 pied wagtails and 1 grey wagtail.

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Drake Common Scoter and 9 Little Grebe today



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2 Male Common Scoters seen this morning about 10.30am whilst doing WeBS count.
Other noteworthy birds included 13 Wigeon, 7 Little Grebe and Kingfisher.
No sign of any Terns while I was present.

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I was there from roughly 11:00am to 1:00pm today. No sighting during that time.

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Did anybody look for the white-winged black tern this afternoon or this evening, bearing in mind that it also wasn't seen before 9:55 on either Wednesday or Thursday?



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