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RE: Moses Gate.C.P.



(15.11.12 12.30pm)

At lunchtime today I saw the female wood duck on the visitors centre wier. Its primary feathers on one side were missing - do I presume its an escapee/expulsion from a wildfowl collection? Will it grow the feathers back I wonder and look natural again?

The lovely male mandarin duck was on the big lake being fed by visitors with many other coots, mallards and gulls.

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Mandarin still on main lodge, 3 Goosander (1 M) ( One of which mixed in with Mallards quite grumpy but doesn't move until you get to within a metre of it when you walk along path assume same bird that was here a month ago)44 Mute Swans, Heron, Great Crestd Grebe, Redwings, Pied Wagtail, 6 Whooper Swans flying over heading SW. ,

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Drake Mandarin still here, on the main lake this time, taking bread from the locals. Lone female wood duck just above the weir.

plenty of the usuals: mute swans, coots, great crested grebes, tufted ducks, mallards, black headed gulls, canada goose.

2 lesser black backed gulls

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Male Mandarin 50 yards downstream of Weir. My first here.
Female Wood Duck at Weir associating with 6 Mallards.
Great Crested Grebe 2
Mute Swan c50
Tufted Duck c35
Canada Geese loads
Coot few
Found the collapsed boardwalk, looks like a very heavy log was dropped on it from height ! B##### vandals.




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Not much Heron, 2 Goosander, Male Mandarin, Wood Duck, flock of Long-Tailed Tits Board Walk reopened and if you want to make a witch's broom you can over the weekend by calling in to an event here.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 19th of October 2012 09:29:12 AM

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 19th of October 2012 09:29:35 AM

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A very foggy morning; I could barely see to the other side of the main lake!

from what i did manage to see on the lake:

200+ black headed gulls
40+ mute swans
60+ coots
60+ canada
many tufted ducks
a lone goosander
2 LBB gulls
male/female pair of mandarins (just above the waterfall opposite the childrens' play area)

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Was listening to under the board walk on the radio which is quite apt as the boardwalk around the back lodge has finally collapsed and this path is closed, hopefully not permanently like the one with the burnt bridge. It is undergoing some sort of repair but other areas are rather treacherous with anti slip wire and side boards missing boards, rotten and broken planking and another bridge that sways quite alarmingly when you cross it so take care.

Seen Cormorant, Great-crested grebe, pochard, three goosander, heron and treecreeper.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Friday 12th of October 2012 09:30:05 AM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 12th of October 2012 09:36:31 AM

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13.00 to 13.45

Difficult to get exact counts as the birds were mingled together, especially where being fed. Good luck to the WeBS counter. My results are :-

2 Great Crested Grebes
52 Mutes Swans
131 Canada Geese
Lots of Mallards
61 Tufted Ducks
1 male Pochard
8 Moorhens
100+ Coots
150+ Black-headed Gulls
5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
3 Common Gulls
A few Siskins heard flying around



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Female Sparrowhawk, pied wagtail, two great crested grebes, two goosander, ( One posing for pictures to within 3 metres and giving the coots a beak full) one pochard, flock of long-tailed tits, a goldcrest and two mallard stood on the life bouy post thrown into the lodge several months ago and still not removed.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 1st of October 2012 11:40:49 AM

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James Walsh wrote:

The Egyptian Goose is perhaps the bird from Salford Quays that was last reported on 4th September





That was the first thing that occurred to me yesterday, James. Saved me a trip to Salford anyway!
The bird that I observed had pristine body plumage but the head and neck were not as smart.
John's checking for it today, after he finishes his voluntary work at the CP.

13.17 hours...John has just text...''no sign of (Egyptian) Goose and far fewer Canada's than yesterday''





-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 14th of September 2012 02:41:55 PM

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53 Mute Swans, Family Pied Wagtails, Wood Duck at Weir Great Creste Grebe and Long Tailed Tits

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The Egyptian Goose is perhaps the bird from Salford Quays that was last reported on 4th September

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4.10pm today.
Egyptian Goose feeding on grass among Canada Geese. Did not beg and not ringed.

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Egyptian Goose with Canada Geese on main pond this pm...info from John Parkinson.

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Crompton Lodges

44 Tufted Duck, 29 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen


River Croal Weir

Female Wood Duck
(has missing primaries on right wing)

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66 mute swan, grey and pied wagtails, heron, great crested grebe, about 24 tufted ducks, goldcrest and heard a nuthatch.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Thursday 6th of September 2012 10:41:36 PM

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Only things of note
Three common Tern (2 Juv) few tufted ducks, and Great Crested Grebe
Bird Hide shut at midday, bridge still burnt and sign still thrown in lodge

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Nice walk in the park :)

50 mute swans
60 canada geese
30 tufted ducks
mallards
coots (2 nesting)
great crested grebes
black headed gulls
1 grey heron

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This place is looking tired with many things not repaired for months or years, litter all over the shop, signs thrown in the lodge, and a bird hide that has spasmodic opening times. Nonetheless family of 4 Sparrowhawks in the woods at least, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap, Sand Martin, Grey Heron and two great crested grebes who were nesting last time here but who appear to have been evicted by coots

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 23rd of July 2012 09:45:01 AM

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Late post for Saturday pm walk along canal to Nob End.


River Croal

Female Wood Duck by weir

Canal

Common Tern 1
Oystercatcher 4 over
Mute Swan 2 ad, 6 Cygnets
Swallows 6
House Martin 3
Sand Martin 1








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The 3 pairs of Mute Swans that built nests at Crompton lodges all failed to raise any Cygnets, but on a brighter note the pair on Smiths Lodge, Darcy Lever have 6 well grown Cygnets.

Crompton Lodges

67 Mute swan
41 Tufted Duck
Fem Wood Duck on river at weekend

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Not much Great Crested Grebe and swan with young few blackcaps

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 1st of June 2012 09:37:14 AM

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Yesterday at 7:30pm:

A Pair of Common Terns and 15 Swallows present.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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three blackcaps, chiffchaff, 2 great crested grebe, pied wagtail, heron, jay

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Two Blackcap Chiffchaff 2 Heron 2 Great Crested Grebe Jay Coal tit this am

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Two Greatcrested Grebe, Heron, Oystercatcher and singing Blackcap AM

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Goosanders lodges, river and canal
coal tits
Goldcrest
Greatcrested Grebe
Three Greatspotted Woodpeckers Nob End
Sparrowhawk
fly over cormorant

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Oystercatcher at Crompton Lodges, Dipper on river Irwell.

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Only things of note were
One female goosander, three great crested grebes, heron, and a pied wagtail among usuals


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Not much of note
Pair of Shoveler still present 45 mute swans, tufties and two heron

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 29th of February 2012 03:39:30 PM

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Of Note
Pair of Shovelor on main lodge, four goosanders each on the two back lodges, Great Crested Grebe, Pied Wagtails, coal tit, fly over cormorant plenty of singing Song Thrushes.

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AM Visit
Things of note Male Shoveler that proved very adept at moving around to give the impression that it was more than one. Several Goosander mainly Drakes and two pied wagtails usuals.


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Late this am :

A single Pink-footed Goose with the Canada's
Scruffy and looks bemused, but no rings and not taking Bread.

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Pair of Shoveler, also 3 Dipper on river Croal.

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Not much on a closed to traffic park and very frozen lodge
2 Shovellor Heron 2 Coal tits all usuals

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not much other than about 8 goosander on back lodge with a heron and two more above weir.

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First Light
6 Goosanders on main lodge, 2 on fishing lodge 2 on river
Long Tailed Tits everywhere
Heron and Kingfisher on back lodge
One possibly two tree creepers high up on tree in woods at back of rear lodge
Usuals

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First light everything frozen
44 mute swans
Lot of canada geese with frost on their back
three goosanders on river one drake
tree creeper on tree near red bridge
and that ws it

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A clear frosty morning for the Saturday morning walk with Bolton RSPB.

The best of the usual stuff :

Buzzard...1 in tree near river.
Sparrowhawk... 1 over low
Goosander... 7 (with 3 drakes)
Song Thrush....3 heard with 2 seen.
Mistle Thrush...1
Bullfinch...pair
Grey Heron...3 or 4
Among the Gulls were at least:
Common Gull ...2
Herring Gull ....2
Lbb Gull...1
Cormorants... 2 over.


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Only 35 Swans which is a reductio from the usual 50 odd but could be due to nearly 300 Canada Geese flapping about the place.
Only thing of note were 8 Goosander (4m 4 fm) and a heron
Things look a sad and run down here Toilets and Hide not open at 9.45 some bins not emptied, several board walk side bars missing, the tern raft stil beeched on the bank from several months ago.

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A quick walk round in the gloom today produced:

1 Cormorant on the smelly and very fast flowing River Irwell
1 Kestrel over and on the trees behind the river.
1 Song Thrush singing high up in a tall tree in front of the locked hide.
15 Goosander on the smaller lodge at the back (7m 8f)
1 Juvenile Heron on smaller lodge
3 Goosander on main lodge (2m 1f)

All the massess of usual regulars (Mutes Swans, Coots, Mallards, Canada Geese, Moorhens) but no treecreepers or Goldcrests that I was hoping to see. A few Tits and Robins were singing and calling the wooded areas along the walkways.

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Today I saw no less than 30 goosanders on 2 of the lakes. I dont recall seeing this many before. Also saw a black headed gull with a black head in December. It mustnt realise its winter !

In the bird hide I saw of note, 2 coal tits, 4 greenfinches and 2 chaffinches and a bullfinch.

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Late PM Crompton Ldges

Shoveler Pair
Goosander 10
G.C. Grebe 1
Tufted Duck 38
Mute Swan 60
Few Moorhen
Lots Canada Goose,Mallard and Coot.


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Saw this am
5 Goosander (3F 2M Plumage) 3 cormorants, Juvenile Heron, Pied Wagtail Great Crested Grebe, Pair of Bullfinches Coal Tit flock of Goldfinches and Long Tailed Tits, Treecreeper


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Late posting for yesterday (4/11/11)

A Grey Wagtail was on the river pebble banks near the red bridge. Great views down to three or four metres - didn't seem bothered about me. Fantastic colours and long tail. Unfortunately the light wasn't great for photos, but I did try.

The usual waterfowl were present on a walk round the lodges with a flock of long-tailed tits, two great tits, two robins being the highlights in the wooded areas and two different (juvenile?) herons on the river and one on a lodge.

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2 goosander and a treecreeper

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Not much Two Goldcrest Coal tit and 50 Mute Swans heron 2 pied wagtail and one white wagtail.

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not much
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Two Juvenile Herons
Coal Tit and a dead swan removed by council

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55 mute swans, about hundred canada geese, (Swans seem a lots happier with less of these feathered monsters) 2 Great Crested Grebes,15 tufted ducks a young heron the male goldeneye and a cormerant that was about it.

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Common Sandpiper.

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