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RE: High Rid Reservoir


No sign of the juvenile White-winged Black Tern so far this morning.

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After a very upsetting morning at home (can't go into it) I just wanted to head out somewhere to blow the cobwebs away. So a visit to High Rid was in order. Having been here before it was easily found but many thanks Ian for suggesting the route in from a few posts ago, made it a very short walk smile I picked up GM Birder David Wells on the lane since he had parked on the main road at the top instead of braving the pot-holes! We both had excellent views of the White-winged Black Tern, including fly pasts at a few metres. I camped out for nearly an hour near the orange buoy hoping to digiscope the bird but alas it never landed. Still what a cracker & the traffic was kind on the way home too smile



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Could it be roosting at Rumworth till the sun comes out seams to return to High Rid 10-11 am just a thought

 



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White winged black tern just circled went high and flew south 6.45

   



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White-winged Black Tern still prrsent @ 18.40 this evening

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Apparently the white-winged black tern was missing until about 11.15am this morning. Worth bearing in mind if anybody plans to go early tomorrow, because there was also negative news on Birdguides yesterday morning.



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Still here at 6.20  


Also 4 Wheatears in field with hay bails



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Juvenile White-winged Black Tern still present at 4pm.

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Juvenile White-winged Black Tern still present at 12:50 this afternoon.

 

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White Winged Black Tern still present at near Dusk ,so should be there in the morning hopefully :) Also 30 Meadow Pipit flew NE AT 18.30 Picture below

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Wednesday 14th of September 2016 09:11:38 PM

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White winged Black Tern Still present @17:50pm

Cheers Steven

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White-winged Black Tern present at 15.55

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White-winged black tern still present as I left at 2.30pm

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white_winged black tern sat on orange buoy at 12.35 pm



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Juvenile White-winged Black Tern still present at 10:38 this morning.

Info thank to Simon Warford


 Interesting! There was a negative report on Birdguides at 8am.



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Juvenile White-winged Black Tern still present at 10:38 this morning.

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White-winged Black Tern still present 6pm, showing well. It seems to be visiting another water somewhere as it wasnt present in a brief visit yesterday morning and Phil had it fly off north-west around 6.30pm.

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A few of my rubbish flight photos of the white-winged black tern.



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Turn off the B6402 onto Old Kiln Lane, which then becomes High Rid Lane. There are several parking places alongside this track (were it widens out) which can be quite bumpy in a couple of spots. There is a footpath (fairly obvious and is quite muddy along the lane where the path is) off to through the fields just east of the reservoir itself which takes you to it or otherwise you can park by the small yacht club in the south west corner of the reservoir and access there. The reservoir itself is open access and the bird is active around the entire water but does occasionally like to rest on the small orange buoy just off the eastern side.

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Wheres the best parking spot for high rid? And best public access cheers john I fancy a oook after work and dont want to travell 25 miles if you can't get in .

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Adult Hobby circling the fields immediately to the east of the resevoir at 1:20pm today.

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White-winged Black Tern Present at 13:30; juvenile tern present for a few days has been reidentified as this species (thanks to Colin Davies). Images phonescoped with iPhone 6

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juvenile Black Tern still present this afternoon



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Juvenile Black Tern present at 2:50pm today.

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This am with David Aldred. Sunny weather.

Rooks....64 feeding in field by the reservoir
Goldfinch...4
Grey Wagtail....1
Pied Wagtail...1
Meadow pipit...1
Tufted Duck...15
Goldeneye...4 ....(3 f,1m)
Little Grebe...3
Lapwing...45

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Up to 1:40 today:

Adult Mediterranean Gull
3 Goldeneye
32 Tufted Duck
3 Little Grebe

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Kingfisher present at 1:20pm today.

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A Hobby flew NE over the reservoir at 5.15pm this afternoon.

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6 Goosander and Drake Goldeneye present today.

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This afternoon. A circuit of the Reservoir up to 3.10
Fine drizzle soon cleared up, but mist remained low on the hillside.
As I alighted from the vehicle, a Kestrel flew into a nearby tree and devoured it's prey for some minutes.

Kestrel....2
Meadow Pipits....5
Little Grebe....3
Goldeneye.... 1 drake
Tufted Duck....8
Coots...5
Black-headed Gull....c140
Lesser Black-backed gull....1
Common Gull...1
Wren....1
Reed Bunting....1f
Grey Wagtail....1
Pheasant...1m
Starlings/Great Tit
A flock of Fieldfare and a flock of Canada Geese were seen crossing the hillside in partial mist.
The reservoir banks were being surveyed.

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Two male Stonechats present this afternoon.

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First summer Mediterranean Gull & juvenile Common Gull following tractor in ploughed field just east of Old Kiln Lane this afternoon.

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90 minutes up to 12.30 today.
Dry, cold and windy.
Sightings:

Goldeneye...4... including 3 drake.
Little Grebe....2
Tufted Duck....23
Mallards...15
Canada Goose...5
Coots... a party of 14 together on the bank!
Black-headed Gull...c70
Lesser Black-backed Gull....1
Wood Pigeon...c35
Goldfinch...7
Great Tit...1
Blackbird...1

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Up to 2pm today:

3 drake Goldeneye
8 Tufted Duck
2 Little Grebe

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Male brambling feeding on the track by the cream coloured house at 12:05 today, plus Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Skylark and 4 Lapwings around and about the area.

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A Wheatear and 20 Meadow Pipit present today.

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Joe, shame you missed them all 4 Glossy Ibis were feeding in a field at the top north east of the res at 13.00,they were within 5m of a public footpath so it,s not surprising they were disturbed.Another lifer for me biggrin

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Despite spending a good 2hrs up there this afternoon there was no sign of the Ibis. Apparently an hour before I got there they'd taken off, but despite searching the fields round High Rid, the original fields up towards the pub and also the fields visible from Old Kiln Road I couldn't locate them. Its very possible they're still in the locality though, a lot of the fields are hard to scan effectively from the viewpoints mentioned above so its not improbable that I just couldn't see them.

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The 4 Glossy Ibis were showing down to approx 5/6 yards, which was great especially for my 8 year old son, Joshua, as he did need his bins..As we were walking around the reservoir the Glossy Ibis took flight and settled in the ploughed field at the far right hand corner of the reservoir..
The reservoir produced..
Buzzards x 2
Kestral x 1
Jays
Magpies
Tufted Ducks
Numerous Little Grebes
Great Crested Grebes
Cormorant
Carrion Crow
Numerous Robins on walk back to car......



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All four Glossy Ibis present this morning and showing extremely well.

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About 4 little grebes on the reservoir as well as tufted duck,mallard,coot and one greylag and three domesticated
geese.A small flock of lapwing and several meadow pipits near the water.Oh yes! the four ibises as well as earlier stated.
About 12 45 to 1 45.

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8.30 this morning:
Pied Wagtail ...25+ in the brown earth fields near the pump house.

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Cheers George....

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If the birds remain on the fields next to the reservoir, the best place to park is on Old Hall Lane, off Old Kiln Lane. OHL is at bottom of OKL whereas the pub is at the top.

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1635....4 Glossy Ibis still by High Rid reservoir. Bolton . 3 on East side by pump house track and one on north side in ploughed field.

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Thanks Robert......

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I should have thought on Old Kiln Lane itself, given the most recent whereabouts of these visitors.

It's a pretty wide country road with no restrictions, so you won't have a problem.

(That said, pub car park has other attractions too!)

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Thinking of a trip early doors tomorrow, where's best to park, in the pub car park?

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10.30a.m. to 11.30a.m.

Four Ibis seen, one in first field near reservoir path, three showing very close in field past 'pump house'.
Watched them for nearly an hour until the heavens opened. Got soaking wet but it was worth it.

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Three Ibis still on ploughed fields to east of Hi Rid at 1.15pm. Three Wheatear and one Mistle Thrush also seen on site.


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