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RE: High Rid Reservoir


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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Birds in field by side of track off Kiln lane used to vet access to Highr id Res
Three very close to track with snipe 12.30

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Three Glossy Ibis in the ploughed field by the reservoir this morning and showing well.

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Originally posted by Frank Wood today:

Four glossy ibis feeding on newly ploughed fields today Thursday, Oct 3, next to High Rid Reservoir off Old Kiln Lane, Bolton. The fields are a few hundred yards from their previous feeding site near Bob's Smithy pub.

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Up to 1pm today:

Spotted Flycatcher by the fishing ponds
2 Nuthatch
9 Snipe
250+Swallow
100+House Martin
7 Tufted Duck
5 Little Grebe

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This morning in Old Hall woods en route to Barrow Bridge :

Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Chaffinch
Willow Warbler x2
Nuthatch x3
Blackcap (male) x1
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Carrion Crow
Jay (heard)
Robin
Blackbird
Wren

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Brief walk through Old Hall woods and passed the fishing pond (between Old Hall Clough and Old Hall Lane) this morning en route to Doffcocker - windy, quiet:

Robin x2
Blackbird x1
Wren x4
Willow Warbler x1
Nuthatch x2
Treecreeper x1
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Jay x2
Magpie
Wood Pigeon

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Sightings from yesterday (1st June) from the Old Hall woods and fishing pond (between Old Hall Clough and Old Hall Lane) at 5.30am

Grey Heron x2
Mallard
Blackbird
Mistle Thrush x2
Song Thrush x1
Robin
Wren
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coal Tit x3
Blackcap x2
Goldcrest x2
Nuthatch x4
Treecreeper x2
Willow Warbler x1
Chiffchaff x1
Greenfinch x2
Chaffinch +20
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Jackdaw
Jay x2
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Great Spotted Woodpecker x1






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single swallow this morning
3 Goldeneye
1 Common Gull
Treecreeper near gate at lower end of res

were birds of note on a 30 minute visit this morning

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In the fields on the reservoir side of Old Kiln Lane at 10.15 today:

C 200 Starlings with c30 Redwing mixed in. Also 18 Carrion Crows in proximity.

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Visit this morning 8.30 - 9.30
7 Goldeneye (2 males displaying)
2 Little Grebe
2 Cormorant
3 Canada Geese
12 Coots
8 Mallard
3 Common Gull
45 Black Headed Gulls
1 Great Black Backed Gull
6 Carrion Crow

along the lane
30c Redwing
1 Coal Tit
2 Collared Dove
2 Dunnock

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12.30 to 13.30

7 Little Grebes
13 Mallards
6 Tufted Ducks
21 Coots
1 Kestrel
50+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Woodpigeon
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Meadow Pipit
5 Wrens
12 Robins
4 Blackbirds
60+ Redwings/Fieldfares. A chap who I presumed to be the farmer was walking across the fields with a gun. Even though he wasn't shooting at anything he flushed a mixed flock from bushes as he approached them. They were as expected mostly Redwings, but there were a few Fieldfares mixed in.
Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits, and Great Tits.
1 Jay
5 Magpies
6 Carrion Crows
1 Rook
11 Jackdaws
Numerous House Sparrows
5 Chaffinches
2 Greenfinches
1 Goldfinch
1 Bullfinch


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12.20 to 13.15. Old Hall, High Rid, & Wilson Fold.

5 Little Grebes
18 Mallards
8 Tufted Ducks
1 male Pochard
1 female Goldeneye
1 Moorhen at Wilson Fold
26 Coots
40+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Pheasant
1 Woodpigeon
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtails
3 Meadow Pipits
3 Wrens
1 Dunnock
5 Robins
3 Blackbirds
1 Redwing
Blue Tits & Great Tits
2 Jays
5 Magpies
3 Carrion Crows
6 Jackdaws
A flock of House Sparrows at High Rid Farm
4 Chaffinches
30+ Goldfinches
3 Bullfinches


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Hi David,

Many thanks for that. I have visited the areas around Wilson Fold both this year and last year and they look interesting. I spotted a Green Woodpecker there in the earlier part of this year which was nice and small numbers of Lesser Redpoll too. Good luck in your quest!

Best wishes,

Bill.

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Hi Bill, I saw a Willow Tit in May at Wilson Fold, west of the reservoir, after seeing none at Doffcocker for a few weeks. My idea a few days ago was to see if they are at both sites. The rain stopped me then, but I am planning to check again soon.


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7th October.

Brilliant sunny conditions at High Rid early this morning in sharp contrast to the thick fog in Oldham and Rochdale.

A Willow Tit was heard calling from a scrubby area just below the embankment at the western end of the reservoir. Good views were eventually had of this bird and indeed I suspect there may well have been two of them. I had a quick look through earlier posts on this thread and can't find this species as being mentioned here before.

Also 1 drake Pochard loosely associating with the flock of c20 Tufted Duck. I notice that the growth of aquatic weed along the northern edge of the reservoir is considerably less here this year than in the corresponding period in 2011. This possibly accounts for a count of only c30 Coot, when there were 47 here 2/10/11 and 54 on 9/10/11. I have also noted similar at Blackleach CP where the current count of Coot is I would guess somewhat less than half the c140 counted on 16/10/11.

Plus 3 Grey Wagtail (5 here 16/9), 2 Swallow, 8 Little Grebe and with c50 Meadow Pipit down and feeding along the paths and embankments in the south-east corner of the reservoir.

Nuthatch, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch and Coal Tit in the golf course woodland.

Cheers,

Bill.

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1 Dunlin with a Lapwing flock flew SW today.

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Today up to 2.10pm:

2 Redstart (male and female)
3 Wheatear
Peregrine
50 Swallow
Goldcrest
Meadow Pipit
7 Little Grebe
9 Tufted Duck

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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3pm to 5pm 1 Common Sandpiper 6+ House Martin 4+ Sand Martin 20+ Swallow 6 Reed Bunting (all males) 8 Linnet 12+ Pied Wagtail 2 White Wagtail 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Wheatear

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12th Feb.

am in the low cloud/mist/drizzle.

c25 Coot, c10 Tufted Duck, 4 drake Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 1 adult Herring Gull amongst the flock of c110 gulls.

3 Nuthatches - a pair and a singleton in the woodlands next to the golf course.

Cheers,

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Circuit with the dog around 3pm, very wet, but the reservoir virtually ice free:

Circa 200 Bh Gulls with a smattering of Common and LB-B.
Little Grebes...7
Goldeneye 2
Tufties 4
Lots of Coots
A Pheasant.
The Dunlin remained invisible!

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Dunlin feeding near the jetty at 3:55 today and also 4 Goldeneye, 2Pochard, 4Tufted Duck and 6 Little Grebe.

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Chiffchaff singing along the track to the reservoir this morning.

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20th November.

8.00 to 9.20 am. Visibility at best 200m, more often considerably less.

Fair selection of wildfowl - 1 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, c60 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye (also here 6/11), 1 Canada Goose, c55 Coot, 6+ Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Common Gull, c55 Black-headed Gull, 2+ Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail.

In the woodlands adjacent to the reservoir and golf course, - Jay (heard), 1 Treecreeper and least 2 Nuthatch.

7 Teal on the reservoir on 6/11.

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A female Scaup flew in today just before dinner but was flighty.

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7 Wigeon flew in at 13:34 today.

Also present, 34 adult Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck and 6 Little Grebe.

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9 male Pochard & 3 male Wigeon on res @ 8.00 am.

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Single Swift south at 3:10 today

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Lunch time

3 Goldeneye (1 male)
9 Tufted duck
a few coot

4 Chaffinch
5 Greenfinch
4 Goldfinch
1 Redwing

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This pm.

Still 99% frozen. Very small free area against north bank being used by Mallards(15)

Fair size Gull roost , circa 200. Quite nervous and coming back to middle of ice,
which made it difficult to sort the 2 larger gulls within the Black heads,especially as
the wind was eye-watering cold.
Nothing else moved except dog walkers and 2 moorhens in the field.

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High Rid was awash with kids in canoes this lunchtime, which with innumerable dog walkers and the sound of golf balls being struck, made it seem more like Penny flash on a Sunday morning, rather than an isolated moorland edge reservoircry.gif

I thought for a second that the Common Scoter was still present but it turned out to be a female Pochard. One advantage of the canoeists was that the wildfowl were all concentrated in one corner, which made it easier to count the 28 Coot, 7 Littlle Grebe and 4 Common Gull.

One or two Redwing were feeding in Fall Birch Road.

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Female Common Scoter still present today, per Andy Makin.

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Went up to see the Common Scoter.
This female bird is still there but well out towards the middle at 5.0PM
I was suprised how white the cheeks and throat appear in sunlight and that the underparts appeared quite rufous and slightly barred
The Peterson field guide gives a better likeness than Collins.
Also 8 Little Grebes, pair mallards and 2 Cormorants flying in

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Female Common Scoter still present at 1.30 pm

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Female Common Scoter still present at 10am.

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Scoter still present 1pm, right out in the middle. I was a little disappointed when I arrived because there was a remote control speedboat being zoomed around when I arrived but I needn't have worried - it didn't seem to bother the scoter at all!!!!

-- Edited by Holly Page on Saturday 16th of October 2010 02:55:44 PM

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