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Post Info TOPIC: Blackstone Edge and Light Hazzles Reservoirs plus environs


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2 Little Tern > west through Light Hazzles Res, 10:17.

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female Common Scoter on Blackstone Edge Reservoir this morning

no sign of Knot at Light Hazzles, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover were present and a Greenshank circled and flew NE seemingly having come off Whiteholme Res

 



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A Knot on Light Hazzles Reservoir this morning was a bit of a Rochdale mega, being my first in the borough since 1986!

Also 2 Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper 

 



-- Edited by Simon Hitchen on Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:21:16 PM

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A pair of Pintail on Blackstone Edge Tesr this afternoon 



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Long-tailed Duck still present late afternoon at the western end
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Long- tailed duck still here this afternoon



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The Long tailed Duck showed quite well at the White House end of Blackstone Edge Reservoir around 2pm. It was seen by others at 5-30pm and finally at 6-15pm in failing light.

David Ousey.



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Long-tailed duck still present at 07.35 - 8 years to the day since the last one turned up in Rochdale at Piethorne Reservoir.



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A fem/imm Long-tailed duck on Blackstone Edge reservoir this afternoon and still present at dusk - originally found by Yorkie birders



-- Edited by Simon Hitchen on Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:35:19 PM

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Today during hot weather:
Yellow wagtail juvenile on dam of Blackstone edge res
2 Common sandpipers - Blackstone edge res
2 Wheatear - Blackstone edge res
Peregrine on pylon
2 Red grouse on Moor
2 Skylark
Family of Meadow pipits - White Holme res

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Today during hot weather: Yellow wagtail juvenile on dam of Light Hazels 2 Common sandpipers - light hazzles 2 Wheatear - light hazzles Peregrine on pylon 2 Red grouse on Moor 2 Skylark Family of Meadow pipits - Warrant reservoir

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Sun6/3 14:30-17:30 cold an inch of snow on ground sunny clouding over later cold N breeze

Teal 3 on rusty pool next to chelate res below edge

Mallard pair light hazzles

Red grouse 2 pairs feeding plus 1 calling towards wayland res on maturing heather in fenced enclosure above light hazzles res


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Spent an hour or so around here today hoping for a Twite or two and, seeing as its not a million miles from Axletree Edge, thought there might be a possibility of Dotterel (although admittedly that's like hoping to find a needle in a haystack in a field of haystacks). Unfortunately it was pretty windy with showers so not a lot moving.

Wheatear 3, Red Grouse 4, Common Sandpiper 1, plus a few Meadow Pipits, Reed bunting, and a Pied Wagtail.

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A walk this evening with Cath, to Warland Res from the Whitehouse, produced 1 Peg sat on rock between blackstone edge and whiteholme, seen from some distance. 2 Common Sandpiper and approx 8 Wheatear most female/juv type but with 1 male.

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Originally posted today by Dave Hill:

Blackstone Edge Reservoir 7.00pm last night, four Twite(2pairs),3 common sand,pair of greylag geese,redshank,golden plover and a pair and a single grey partridge,

one of my better visits and left a good feeling for a change

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There was no sign of the Common Scoter this pm. However, a Golden Plover was feeding on the shoreline on Warland Reservoir.

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Thanks Steve, on way back from Marshside Southport after getting my first Baikal Teal. If I can get there before the light goes then I will have a quick look but it sounds like she may have gone.
Cheers
Rob

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Hi Rob,

I was up there yesterday pm and checked the resr twice with no sign of it. There was very little else about apart from a pair of Ravens along the Pennine Way. However we saw 3 passerines, one showing a lot of white on the wings (so may well have been Snow Buntings). These were along the track which runs north from Blackstone Edge Resr over Byron Edge i.e. parallel but to the east of the Pennine Way. Due to rain and cold our binoculars were so fogged up we didn't get a clear view of the birds and didn't want to hang around looking for them as we were wet and cold cry

Good luck if you try for them.

Steve

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Dave Colton wrote:

Common Scoter still present 13:20 - 14:00 today.

About 30-40mtrs off the dam wall, lots of preening, wing flapping and tail shaking going on, maybe preparing to move on?






Anyone know if this bird is still here or has she flown?

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Common Scoter still present 13:20 - 14:00 today.

About 30-40mtrs off the dam wall, lots of preening, wing flapping and tail shaking going on, maybe preparing to move on?

Very little else seen and very cold!!

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Female Common Scoter still showing well from dam wall

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Common scoter showing well from the Pennine Way in lovely bright conditions this dinner time. Also a lone meadow pipit over.

Chris

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Female Common Scoter still present on Blackstone Edge Reservoir this afternoon

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Female Common Scoter still present Blackstone Edge reservoir,excellent photograph opportunities giving appreciation views down to 40 feet from dam wall.
Cheers Alan

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Female Common Scoter still on Blackstone Edge Resr at 3pm close into the dam above the Pennine Way. It spent a lot of time swimming with its head just under the water.

5+ Red Grouse calling from the moors around Light Hazzles and Warland Resrs. One bird was observed feeding on heather shoots.



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Female Common Scoter present on Blackstone Edge Reservoir at 10:50 this morning and showing very well to within 40ft.

Info thanks to Alan Nuttall

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Sun 2/9 16:00 - 18:30

Moor onto edge

Wheatear 17 F/imm
Meadow Pipit 24 (one party of 14)
Kestrel F
Swallow 1

Nothing on Res

Do you still get Red Grouse up here wither side of road?????



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 23rd of November 2013 10:55:50 AM

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Originally posted by Alan Nuttall today:

Blackstone Edge,A 1st winter/female Black Redstart present for at least 45mins this morning.The bird was flying from bank to pumping bridge and wall.This bird first time in Rochdale for me! Cheers Alan

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Originally posted by Simon Hitchen Saturday 7th July:

15 Shelduck on Blackstone Edge Res'r this evening ( 3 adults and 12 juvs) - the most I've ever seen in Rochdale

Also a stonking male summer plumaged Grey Plover on White Holme Resr - was flushed by a Peregrine at 19:00 but unfortunately couldn't get it to fly into GM airspace! Also 2 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover and an Oystercatcher here - really need to get Rochdale to invade Calderdale to get White Holme into GM where it belongs!

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3 Whinchat nr. Light Hazzles Res'r this morning - also 2 Wheatear.

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Blackstone Edge and Light Hazzles Reservoirs plus environs


A Rock Pipit at Blackstone Edge Res'r this morning on the rocky shoreline by Turvin Rd. It showed some characteristics of 'littoralis'. Also a Stonechat here.

Simon Hitchen



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 8th of August 2010 12:24:35 PM

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