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Post Info TOPIC: Stamford Park & Boating Lake Ashton-under Lyne.


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Stamford Park & Boating Lake Ashton-under Lyne.


A circuit of the park this morning and I saw the following:-

Duck Pond
Mallard
Mandarin drake
Gadwall imm drake moulting into adult plumage

Boating Lake
4 Goosander 2 male and 2 female
Coot
Canada Goose
Coot
Mallard
Tufties
2 Greylag
Black Headed Gull
Sparrowhawk

Nature Reserve
Coot
1 drake Tuftie
40 Redwing in trees around pool
Song Thrush
2 Goldfinch
Chaffinch male singing
2 Blue Tit
5 Magpie
Herring Gull over

Woodland
Blue Tit
Great Tit
2 Long Tailed Tit
Robin
Dunnock
Wren
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Coal Tit
Nuthatch
2 Goldcrest (male singing)

Not 3 badthumbsup.gifwink.gif

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 27th of February 2010 08:54:58 PM

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Hi all, WEBS again (a day late as been away)
9.40-10.30
5% ice (only back corner now)
Lake much more active again smile.gif
1 cormorant (first seen here this year since the big freeze)
2 great crested grebes
187 black headed gulls
2 lesser black backed gulls
129 canada geese
2 X canada
2 greylag
12 mallard
1 Xmallard
21 tufted ducks
6 coots
1 goosander
1 pochard
1 grey heron
5 embden geese
Plus on duck pond in Stamford Park
1 mandarin smile.gif (IN TAMESIDE!!!, not seen since October)
138 mallard
1 gadwall
1 embden
2 farm ducks


-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Monday 22nd of February 2010 03:02:53 PM

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Hi all, did WEBS counts for here today, amazingly still over 90% ice on main lake, 80% back lake and all the paths solid ice. Geese desperate for food, I think they have been deserted by families. The car park has been cleared but they have piled it on the path to the steps to the lake in massive mounds cry.gif
9.10-10.10am
Mallard 35
Mallard hybrid 3
Tufted ducks 3
pochard 1 biggrin.gif (female, nearly missed it- sleeping around the back of group)
canada geese 76
Canada hybrid 2
Black headed gulls 77
common gull 3
embden geese 5 (survived Xmas dinners!)
Greylag 1
goosader 3 (2 male, 1 female)biggrin.gif
coots 6
Grey heron 2
(12 year old son fell over twice in mud wink.gif)

Checked out duck pond, down in the park (curious, with all the ice on lake). Pond was ice free & well fed by families
10.15-10.20
Mallard 126 ish
Gadwall 1 (resident female)
embden 1
white ducks (?) 2




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Christmas stroll to work up a good appetite!
15.00-16.00
Main boating lake, totally frozen except for small area by main road.
70+ canada geese
2 hybrid canadas
1 greylag
15 mallard
2 hybrid mallard
7 coots
40+ black headed gulls
30 feral pigeons
8 woodpigeon
1 blackbird
1 grey heron

stamford park duck pond
1 gadwall
2 white farm ducks
2 embden
1 muscovy
40+ mallards

Park
blue tits,
great tits
coal tits
robins
blackbirds
collared doves
wood pigeons
magpie
carrion crow

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Judith Smith wrote:

I did my WeBS yesterday and spent today doing my Christmas baking (after a short venture to pay homage to the GW Teal along the skating rink known as the towpath at Horrocks Flash. So you can call in for that chocolate and mince pie any time, Rachel! Merry Christmas!


Home baking..... that sounds fab! I'm on my way smile.gif
Rae


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I did my WeBS yesterday and spent today doing my Christmas baking (after a short venture to pay homage to the GW Teal along the skating rink known as the towpath at Horrocks Flash. So you can call in for that chocolate and mince pie any time, Rachel! Merry Christmas!

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Hi all, bloomin cold but great walk- Judith you owe me a hot chocolate!!
WEBS count
98% frozen plus snow on top, & snowing heavily
2 boats gone (presumed in storage) where BH gulls usually roost with cormorants & herons
9.30-10.20am
3 grey heron
1 greylag goose
40 canada geese
19 mallard
5 moorhen
2 coot
1 hybrid mallard
2 hybrid canada goose
5 greylag goose domestic (EMBDEN!!)
54 black headed gulls

3 carrion crow
4 black birds
1 wren
1 dunnock
4 robins
5 magpies
12 feral pigeons
6 woodpigeons
heard long tailed tits
MERRY CHRISTMASbiggrin.gif


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the cold weather & we didn't have any bread wink.gif (you should have seen the pushy embdens!)


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Rachael Hill wrote:


1 cross mallard
2 cross canada geese





What were they cross about? wink.gif

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22/11/2009 13.20-14.05
1 Great crested grebe
4 cormorant (most I've seen here)
1 grey heron
1 grelag
146 canada geese
19 mallard
24 tufted ducks
3 goosanders
9 coots
1 cross mallard
2 cross canada geese
5 embden geese
140 BH gulls


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11/10/09 9.15-10.25am
1 cormorant
1 grey heron
1 greylag goose
62 canada geese
1 mandarin duck (never seen this here before confused.gif) disappeared on to island
32 mallard
8 tufted duck
2 moorhen
5 coot
2 hybrid mallard
2 hybrid canada geese
5 embden geese
82 blackheaded gulls
plus jackdaws, blackbirds, robins, longtailed tits & heard woodpecker
Rae



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8.45-9.05am
96 canada geese + 1 cross
2 greylag
9 coots
12 tufted ducks
54 mallard
1 female gadwall getting picked on by everything
2 grey heron
44 black headed gulls
1 lesser black-backed gull
1 cormorant- after swimming around, preened itself on a float, lost its balance & after lots of wing flapping to try & regain balance it belly flopped straight on its face in the water biggrin.gif really funny!! Flew off and sunbathed in the trees.

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Sunday 12.00-12.20
Main boating lake- very busy & boats on lake = no herons hmm.gif
Usual suspects:
130+ canada geese
3 greylag geese
4 coots
8 mallard plus 1 female with approx 5 ducklings
6 tufted ducks
1 blackbird
2 carrion crow
2 magpie




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21.15
Main boating lake
1 adult grey heron on boat
40 canada geese
15 tufted ducks
1 great crested grebe
10 mallards
1 coot
2 blackbirds
1 song thrush
50+ swifts
8+ house martins
2 wood pigeon
1 magpie

pond behind main lake
65 canada geese & 29 goslings
15 tufted ducks
10 mallards
1 moorhen
lots & lots of midges!!!




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8th June 2009
13.45-13.55
Quick duck feed!
Main boating lake
135 canada geese, 2 cross breed
1 greylag
3 tufted ducks
1 coot
1 magpie
1 blackbird
3 grey herons on island
35 feral pigeon
all birds were adults (babies were on back pond last week)
Rae

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4/06/09
10.30-14.40
Boating lake
canada geese 110+, & 2 cross canada/white farmcry.gif
coots 4
mallard 7
wood pigeon 2
feral pigeon 20+
cormorant 1
grey heron 3

path & pond behind boating lake
canada geese 70+ and 26 goslings
mallard 8 plus 2 with 8 ducklings
tufted ducks 10
coot 1 plus 1 baby
magpie 4
grey wagtail 2
swalllow 2
sand martin 4
house martin 6
blue tits 3
blackbird 4
dunnock 1
house sparrows 4
chaffinch 4
robin 2
carrion crow 2

duck pond in stamford park
mallards 7 plus 2 with 7 ducklings



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Some late sightings I forgot to add from last week!

Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Jay, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff - 3 foraging as a loose "flock" and 1 singing, c30 Tufted Duck and 6 Goosanders.

Cheers,

Bill.

-- Edited by Bill Myerscough at 16:06, 2008-04-21

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