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Post Info TOPIC: WORTHINGTON LAKES


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RE: WORTHINGTON LAKES


25/9/09 Early Morning

2 Yellowhammers up near the Platt Lane end.
4 Grey Wagtail
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Kingfisher
2 Little Grebe
7 Great Crested Grebe
3 Goldcrest
2 Coal Tit
25 Goldfinch
1 Cormorant & 2 Herring Gulls over.

(Today was the first time ever that a bird has shat upon me, apart from a Feral Pigeon in Edinburgh, but that doesn`t count........or does it ? confuse.gif. I didn`t see the culprit, but let me tell you........it was an honour smile.gif)

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13/3/09 pm

A conservative count of 20 very flighty Yellowhammers down the track from the Platt Lane entrance. 25 + Fieldfare and a single Stock Dove in the same area.

Pair of Goosanders & 12 Great Crested Grebes on Arley Res.

Kingfisher, Treecreeper, and Goldcrest round Adlington Res.

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2nd winter(?) Iceland Gull with the Herring Gulls on Arley Res at 13:55. The gulls then all moved onto Worthington Res briefly before departing north at 14:10.

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Mealy Redpoll showed well at 1445-1515 after evading detection for over an hour.

also

Wigeon
Mandarin
Goldcrest
Grey Wagtail
and 1000's of Gulls (couldn't pick owt good out!)

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Early afternoon today

Collared Dove-63 (single flock)
Herring Gulls-fairly accurate count of 1800 resting on the ice of Arley Reservoir, then much tooing and froing to the tip with more tooing than froing though!
Mealy Redpoll- a single, lone cracking male feeding at almost eye level and showing very well in trees at the water's edge rightby the visitor centre at 12:40
Kingfisher- 1

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 13:47, 2009-01-02

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Happy New Year to you all
Sightings today included
1m Wigeon
1m Pochard
3 Little Grebe
2 Grey Wagtail
1 Kingfisher
Gulls numbers down from my last few visits but still approx 500 to and from the tip which was probably shut today but with the amount of gulls what is in the area must turn up something good soon.confuse.gif
Also lots of Walkers about and it was freezing

Cheers Jimmy


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Peregrine over early afternoon today.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Lunchtime today:
1 first-winter GLAUCOUS GULL stood on the ice at the part-frozen Arley Reservoir,
approx 1400 Herring Gulls initially present, but a good two-thirds of these took up and returned to Rigby Landfill, small numbers of Great Black-Backed Gulls and very few Lesser Black-Backeds

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Lunchtime today - 45 Great Black-Backed Gulls, a few hundred Herring Gulls
2 Teal, 1 Raven, also 2 Treecreeper showing well at the car park and extremely photogenic (if I had a camera) Redwing on Cotoneaster by the education centre/toilets

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Just after mid-day today there were approx 1000 Herring Gulls (they all took up just before I'd finished counting 'emcry.gif) and about 600 Black-Headeds, not many Lesser Black-Backeds and about the same number of Great Black-Backeds as Jimmy saw - they then nearly all went back to the Rigby Landfill site (just outside GM in Chorley Borough)

1 Lesser Redpoll
3 Gadwall
1 Raven

-- Edited by dave broome at 20:23, 2008-12-10

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Over 1000 Gulls this Morn on the middle lake Herring ,LBB,BHG, A few Common Gulls and About 6 GBBG didnt try to count as on a walk with Wigan RSPB
Also 10 Tufted
1 Pochard
5 Little Grebe
2 G C Grebe
1 Cormorant

Cheers Jimmy


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233 Herring Gull at lunchtime today, few Lesser or Great Black-Backed Gulls

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Lunchtime today: Herring Gull 948, Lesser Black-Backed Gull 154, Great Black-Backed Gull 11

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good views of a raven causing havoc over the rookery this morning not much else about

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this am
2 grey wagtails
2 little grebe
arley woods
1 dipper looked to be on territory yes it was on gm side

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 22nd of September 2009 01:08:56 PM

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