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Post Info TOPIC: Moses Gate.C.P.


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RE: Moses Gate.C.P.


several goosander, male mandarin, nuthatch and lots of long tailed tits. Also butterbur and Catkins in flower.

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My first visit to the site today 2pm - 3.30pm

Main Lodge nearest to car park held:

38 Mute Swans
48 Canada Geese
21 Mallards
44 Coots
c150 Black-Headed Gulls
4 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls
1 Common Gull (a nice surprise)
2 Moorhens
13 Tufted Ducks

The fishing pond to the left of the main loge held:

21 Mallards
6 Coots
c40 Black-Headed Gulls
2 Canada Geese
9 Tufted Ducks
1 Moorhen

The back fishing pond held:

4 Coots
24 Black-Headed Gulls
8 Mallards
2 Tufted Ducks

The River viewed from the car park:

2 Mute Swans
4 Mallards
1 Moorhen
2 Black-Headed Gulls
Kingfisher heard

Also a few Carrion Crows, Magpies and usual tits and robins



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Rather quiet with 50 Mute Swans, 5 Goosander, 4 Cormorant, Little Grebe on River Heron, a Redwing and a Treecreeper.

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Water levels very high on top lodge and have been for weeks. 12 Goosander 2 Trecreeper, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail, Cormorant and a Heron.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 28th of November 2014 11:47:21 AM

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48 Mute Swans 8 Goosander, 4 Pochard, Great Crested Grebe Female Sparrowhawk, Cormorant, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Heron and Long TailedTits.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 21st of November 2014 09:40:59 AM

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6 goosander female goldeneye, mandarin male, great crested grebe and little grebe

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4 Pochard, 4 Goosander and Nuthatch.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 31st of October 2014 10:09:31 AM

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55 Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 3 Goosander, Cormorant, male Mandarin Duck, 5 Siskin and Grey Wagtail.

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10 Goosander 8 Cormorant, Heron, Great Crested Grebe, fly over Raven, and Long Tailed Tits.

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55 Mute Swans 30 Tufted Ducks, 6 Cormorants, & Goosander, Heron, White Wagtail, Coal Tit, and Gold Crest

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71Mute Swans (Including 4 Cygnets) 2 Grety Wagtails, Dipper, Singing Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatches, Cormorant, Juv Great Crested Grebe, lots of Long Tailed Tits and a fly over Raven.

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93 Mute Swans, Nuthatch, Heron, Great Crested Grebes, and a Little Grebe

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Juv Blackcap, flock of Long-tailed Tits 66 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets as well.

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79 Swans including 3 cygnets, plenty of coot families, Great Crested Grebe, Nuthatch, Swifts, Grey and Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and usuals. The boardwalk path the wood is closed but it is not clear whether it is being repaired or ripped up as the foot bridges were deconstructed several weeks ago with little further acton taken.

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Common Tern, Two Nuthatches, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

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Several family of adult feeding young Coal Tits, Nuthatches and Mute Swans this AM. Also Two Goldcrest, lots of blackcaps and 82 Mute Swans

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Wednesday 4th of June 2014 11:03:07 AM

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Up at Nob End, Mute Swan, Blackcap, loads of Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroats, GoldFinches, Long TailedTits Swift Sand Martin, and Lapwings nearby.

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Family of Treecreepers fliting about, Canada Geese fasmily, Jay attacking a magpie, Great Crested Grebe, Blackcap, & Willow Warbler.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Thursday 8th of May 2014 09:34:31 AM

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Trecreeper, Jay, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and long Tailed Tits this AM

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Mediterranean Gull taking bread this afternoon around 4pm Cheers Steven

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Twop pairs of Jay squablling, Male Mandarin main lodge, 3 Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest.

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Two Treecreepers giving very close up views, Jay, female Goldeneye, two Great Crested Grebes, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Nuthatch near the closed bird hide.

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Drake Mandarin present on one of the fishing lodges at Crompton Lodges yesterday evening.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Two goosanders, Nuthatch, Juvenile Heron close up and a singing Chiffchaff.

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87 Mute Swans,, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Dippers, Grey Wagtail, 2 Jays, 2 Goosander, and a Chiffchaff.

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Heron really close to 10 metres in the senses garden, Nuthatch near Rock Hall, Goldcrest in the Woods 56 Tufted Ducks and 76 Mute Swans.

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3 Goosander on river, Greast Crested Grebe, Nuthatch near the closed bird hide, at least 2 Goldcrest in the woods and a fly over Cormorant. Butterbur and Blackthorn inflower.

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Male Goosander, Magpie nest building, Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinches, Treecreeper, Great Crested Grebe, lots of Tufted Ducks, Pied Wagtail, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, over the river heard Nuthatch and a Buzzard flying low over the tree tops.

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76 Mute Swans (three established pairs) 3 Goldcrest, Mandarin, Treecreeper and a Comorant.

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Heard Dipper on river, 2 Goosander and Cormorant over, several Coal Tits, singing Song Thrush and the Mandarin.

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2 Dippers chasing each other on river, 3 Goosanders, 2 Goldcrest, Great Crested Grebe and Two Swans setting up territory on River.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 6th of January 2014 05:21:24 PM

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2 Dippers displaying on the river, Blackbird singing, 3 Goosanders, 70 Mute Swans some individual returned after absence of several months, 39 Drake Tufted Ducks, Coal Tit, Heron, Cormorant, pied wagtails and flock of Long-Tailed Tits and another sign of false spring catkins coming into flower.

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Scaup 1 adult female on most southerly lodge with a single Tufted Duck until 11am at least.
Goosander 1 pair
Mandarin 1 male




-- Edited by Antony Wainwright on Thursday 26th of December 2013 01:13:59 PM

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65 Mute Swans, flock of Long-Tailed Tits, 4 Goosander 2 Goldcrest in the pines, Heron and a Coal Tit.

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63 Mute Swans 7 Goosanders Mandarin and a flock of Long Tailed Tits.

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63 Mute Swans, one other juv dead in lake with a lot of feathers around the bank. Male Goosander, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit and Treecreeper aroundthe Fir Trees, and a small flock of Redwings

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67 Mute Swans, Heron, Pochard Male, Wigeon female, 5 Goosander two were successful catching fish, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, and a Cormorant.

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Sorry, the posting below should have specified the date as Saturday 23/11/2013.

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First ever visit here 12.07 to 14.25. - (walked the pools and boardwalk sections only):

Great creasted grebe - 1
Cormorant - 1
Grey heron - 2
Canada geese - approx 75,
Mute swan - min. 60
Mallard - many
Tufted duck - approx 40
Goosander - 13 (5 obvious ad.males; 1/2 1st cal. yr. males; 5/6 females)
Coot- many
Moorhen - 6/7
Mandarin - 1 drake
Lesser black-backed gull - 1
Common gull - 5
Black-headed gull - approx 200
Feral pigeons - present
Few passerines about, though Pied wagtail (2), Dunnocks, Blackbirds, Songthrush (3), Robins, Blue tit, Magies, Carrion crows, with Wrens, (as "heard only").

- A pleasant change and big improvement on the toxic Chromium waste tip which I used to drive past here during the 1960 s!




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5 Goosander, 65 Mute Swans, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mandarin Duck, Heron, Pied Wagtail, Grey wagtail . Long-tailed Tits, Coal tits, Treecreeper, Goldfinches Close up view of a Redwing, two Dippers moving up and down the river and four rabbits.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 22nd of November 2013 09:32:41 AM

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60 Mute Swans 7 Goosander, 8 Teal 2 Wigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail 2 Cormorant, 2 Heron, ots of Blue Tits and at least 2 Goldcrest.

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8 Goosander (2m) Pied Wagtails, Mandarin, Cormorant, Heron 67 Mute Swans, Pair of Bullfinches, flock of Lon-Tailed Tits, fighting Hedge Sparrows, Singing Blackbird, Coal Tit, and fly over Raven

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66 Mute Swans many being chasede by someones alsatian, two flocks of Redwings, Male Mandarin and 1 Goosander.

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67 Mute Swans Over 50 Tufted Ducks, Treecreeper, Male Gadwall. Female Goosander, Redwing, Pied Wagtail, Heron Cormorant and some Goldfinches.,

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 6th of November 2013 02:06:54 PM

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Male Sparrowhawk being chased by a Carron Crow, Cormorant, Goosander, Heron 63, Mute Swans, lots of Great Tits and several flocks of long-tailed Tits.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 1st of November 2013 10:31:55 AM

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 1st of November 2013 02:58:31 PM

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Wigeon, Goosander, Cormorant, Heron, pied Wagtail, Flock of Long Tailed Tits 76 Mute Swans. (One found dead by the groundsman this morning and the subdued Swan ZZ 5475 seen last week looking more ill, bedraggled and being bullied by another Swan until they were seperated via the insertion of a golfing brolly)

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Goosander, Male Mandarin with blue ring, Dipper Heron Pied Wagtails 70-Mute Swans one looking quite subdued and more usual characters

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 25th of October 2013 09:44:58 AM

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7 Goosander 70 Mute Swans, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Robins, Collared Dove, Heron, Cormorant, Pied Wagtails, Jackdaw, Carrion Crows, Long Tailed Tit, Coal Tit, and 1 Redwing

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Fairly quite 71 Swans, Great Crested Grebes, Heron, several ringed coots, Long Tailed Tits, GoldFinches and a Treecreeper.

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Three or Four Wigeon, Sparrowhawk chasing Carrion Crown, 69 Mute Swans, 65 Tufted Ducks 2 Great Crested Grebes Flocks of Log Tailed Tits and Goldfinch, a Heron, and a Grey and several Pied Wagtail.

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