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RE: ASHWORTH MOOR RESERVOIR


A male Sparrowhawk flew in front of the car on the way home on Ashworth Road

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Windy this afternoon at 4.30-5.30pm
Dave arrived a few minutes after me and missed a Curlew
Not much else about
15 Goosander
4 Mallard
1 Gt Crested Grebe
2 Pheasants
1 Kestrel
50+ Lapwing

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Midday

6 singing Skylark
1 Great Crested Grebe
200+ Starling
70+ Lapwing
4 Goosander

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Much the same

13:30

4 Goosander
76 Lapwing
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Wren
2 Mallard
1 Canada Goose

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Very windy

14:15

16 Goosander
76 Lapwing
2 Rook
8 Carrion Crow
6 Starling

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13:00

2 Wren
2 Pheasant
76 Lapwing
14 Goosander
4 Mallard
1 Starling
1 Meadow Pipit
20+ Carrion Crow
1 Magpie
4 Canada Goose

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15:00

1st Oystercatcher of the year returns, sat out on the spit
70+ Lapwing
9 Goosander
1 Kestrel
2 Mallard
2 Canada Goose

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Sun evening 16:15 - 17:30 Strong Westerly wind subsided towards dusk
Goosander 5 male & 7 females getting very frisky
Lapwing 70+ (being disturbed by up to 6 Carrion Crows)
Dipper on Cheesden brook below reservoir run off
Short eared Owl hunting inside walled southern boundary. Caught a large dark prey item (Rate??)
Fieldfares 20+ with c. 40 Straings in fields to west on other side of Deepley / Cheesden Valley.

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So so windy!

Goosanders seemed to be going to roost at Greenbooth.

60+ Lapwing at 15:00

thats it

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Fri 20/2 lunch time 13:00 - 13:45
Canada Goose 2 honking (Territory?)
MAllard 2 pairs
Goosander 2 fems
Lapwing 70+
Skylark 1 (sub-song) plus singles high overhead calling going North

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There was a short-eared owl hunting on the 18th at 17:15 on Ashworth Moor - in glorious light.

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4 till 5.30pm. no short-eared owls, plenty of goosander on the water, very little else.

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1 Cormorant flying over - a good sighting here.
43 Goosander
6 Mallard
1 Great Crested Grebe
80 BHGull
20 Common Gull
1 Kestrel

heard Little Owl and Meadow Pipit

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This evening;

2 Short-eared Owl hunting around the reservoir - one showed very well - even got some shots with my little compact!

Green Woodpecker flying over into Deeply Vale
6 Rook on the Eastern side
71 Lapwing
26 Herring Gull - quick visit before departing
1 GBBGull
2 LBBGull
80 BHGull
20 Common Gull
2 Kestrel
2 Wren

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Also today;

1 Great Crested Grebe
17 Goosander
2 Herring Gull
1 LBBGull
2 Mallard
30 Lapwing

a Short-eared Owl on the moor as i was driving back from blackpool yesterday.

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Three Snow Buntings flew off towards Ashworth Moor at approx 1pm today, but not relocated since

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This lunch time 12:15 - 13:45
C Gull 8
Bhd Gull 20
G C Grebe 1
Goosander 1 m + 2 F
Kestrel 1 m

Short eared Owl on post by Barn conversion then flew across res just past me and then 20 mins quartering below embankment in winter sunshine views down to 30 m - superb



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Ravens can be seen all around the res, no particular place just keep eyes peeled.

Good to know the SEO is still around.

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Hi Mike,
I was the guy you spoke to up there today about the Short Eared Owl we spotted. Thanks for the view of the Wigeon, and cheers for the heads up on this site...speak soon.


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Sun 8/2 15:45 - 17:00 REs 70% frozen - light snow turning heavier
Goosander 22 (10 m + 12 f)
G C Grebe 1
Wigeon 1 m
Short eared Owl quatering over grasses/rushed just below embankment
GBbGull 1
Bhd Gull c 80
C Gull c 30
Falcon sp (small ? dark diving / gliding into valley - poor light probably Kestrel)

Where was the Raven seen on Friday afternoon?

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2 Great crested Grebe were the highlight
26 Goosander
2 GBBGull
150+ BH Gull
40 Common Gull
4 Mallard
1 Kestrel

very cold up there

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14:30-15:30

1 Raven
20 Goosander
2 Lapwing
10 Reed Bunting

lots of snow

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A Dunlin and Redshank were on the 'spit' at first light but both flew off west when a male sparrowhawk spooked them.

52 Lapwing also on spit.

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Popped up this afternoon. Very quiet. All the spiders and their webs have blown away.

Mallard 8
Goosander 26
Common Gull 26
Black headed gull 48

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27th - 30mins late morning, not 1 bird cry.gif

28th - 20 Goosander

50 Lapwing
5 Mallard

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Nothing at all on the res early afternoon

1 Kestrel
2 Meadow Pipit over
and 2 Little Owl - a great sight as where they used to breed has been destroyed and I have not seen them for ages.

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Good to see you Pete,

at midday today 45 Goosanders were on
4 Mallard earlier today

plenty of bits and bobs today on the wildlife forum (the fungi rampage continues!)

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Tonight 15.45-16.50

Goosander 18
Lapwing 31
Greater B Gull 22
Herring Gull 2
Common Gull c50
B Headed Gull c150
Male Sparrowhawk 1

Good to meet up with Dave Winnard and Rose.

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There were 32 Goosander on at around 1:30, are birds coming here to roost anymore?

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Tonight 16.15-16.50 Nice calm eve with good visibility.

Goosander 32
Lapwing 34
Lesser BB Gull 15
Greather B Gull 51
Common Gull c30
B Headed Gull c200

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yea roughly that area, though mobile from the junction of Ashworth road and Edenfield and then on the moors up to Knowl Hill - didnt see any today but was very windy.

20 Goosander were all i saw on a quick visit in.

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mike - am assuming they are around where they were a few weeks back. on the moor opposite amr road.

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Dave - where is the Reed Bunting flock? Mike C

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Reed Buntings still about but mobile, 50+ on 21st.

300 Pink-footed Geese heading west on 21st.

Today

1 Kestrel
1 GCGrebe
20 Goosander
20 Lapwing

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15:30 till dark

11 Goosander at first rising to 28
33 Lapwing
32 GBBGull
100+ Common Gull
150+ BH Gull
3 Herring Gull
1 GCGrebe
1 Kestrel

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i made a visit around 11:00, very very unusual was 26 Goosander on at this time, most move off at the crack of dawn.

24 Great Black-backed Gull
6 Herring Gull
1 GC Grebe
1 Pink-footed Goose
79 Canada Goose
1 Kestrel

Also in fields nearby 70+ Reed Bunting.

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1 adult Yellow-legged Gull
79 Canada Goose
1 Pink-footed goose
12 Mallard
1 Grey Wagtail
1 GCGrebe
4 Herring Gull
9 GBBGull
500 BHGull
200 Common Gull

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101 Canada Geese in field to the south +1 on the Res and the Pink-footed Goose still looking as wild as the weather up therewink.gif

1 Green Woodpecker flying from east and then down into Deeply Vale
16 Goosander (8m,8f)
2 Mallard
8 Great Black-backed Gull (1 dead in field)
300 Black-headed Gull
150 Common Gull
1 Kestrel
6 Carrion Crow

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very quiet here tonight the group of Canada Geese with the pink-footed goose in from Greenbooth were in the field to the south of the res

2 Stonechat
5 Goosander
1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Kestrel
29 Lapwing
50 Fieldfare
10 Crow

on way back on Ashworth Road, 25 Meadow Pipit and 3 Snipe.

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15:20-16:20

2 Raven
18 Lapwing
9 Goosander
1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Kestrel
1 Reed Bunting
30 Herring Gull
8 Great Black-backed Gull
200+ Common Gull
150+ Black-headed Gull
1 possible Caspian Gull (3rd Winter) have sent Ian a rarity form and look forward to the commitees comments. Certainly a bird that stood out!

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25 Great Black-backed Gull
9 Goosander

60% frozen over

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60+ Reed Bunting in field next at junction to Edenfield Road and Ashworth Road.

1 Merlin
1 Meadow Pipit
1 male Goosander
1 GBBGull
1 GCGrebe
10 Common Gull
17 Fieldfare
3 Starling

will be back up there for the roost

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3rd - a Short-eared Owl showed well

4th - a WOODCOCK!!! Site first - flying around east side of res

adult Yellow Legged Gull
2 Jackdaw
200+ Fieldfare
1 Pied Wag
1 Snipe over ashworth road

all enjoyed with Paul Cliff

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A Pink-footed Goose tonight in amongst 67 Canada Goose. Also a male Merlin sat on the dam wall before flying off towards Deeply Vale.

30 Goosander
400 BH Gull
50 Common Gull

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Very quiet tonight, although 11 Mallard were the highlight!

11 Mallard
31 Goosander
1 juv GBBGull
500 BH Gull
100 Common Gull

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Pretty same as last night - though no Yellow Legged Gull.

750+ BH Gull
250 Common Gull
25 GBBGull
2 Herring Gull
48 Goosander
35 Lapwing

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Adult Yellow-legged Gull again today at 13:15 then flew off, will be back up there in half hour or so will see if it comes back to roost.

23 Goosander
4 GBBGull

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Also present wer 20+ Greater Black-backed Gull
8 Herring Gull
200+ Common gull
750+ BH Gull
1 Grey Wagtail
36 Goosander

all up until 15:55 - very cold and windy.

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Adult Yellow-legged Gull present at 3:30pm this afternoon.

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No sign of the goose today, but a Cormorant fly over is only my 2nd record in 3 years.

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