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RE: Lower Rivington Reservoir


Late news for yesterday:

2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls at the south dam early afternoon.

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This is probably the closest thread for this sighting as the location is virtually at the end of the lower reservoir.

Mid-morning today - heard around the garden of Lucciano's at the Millstone whilst I was making a delivery.
- singing Garden Warbler
- singing Blackcap
- singing Common Whitethroat

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7 Common Scoter (all female types) at 11:40 at least this morning.

 

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Today up to 2pm:

 

Drake Common Scoter 

Common Sandpiper

137 Lapwing

Adult Common Tern

 

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Three Common Scoter (two drakes) present early afternoon at least.

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Two breeding plumaged Mediterranean Gulls present at 6pm this evening.

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Two adult Mediterranean Gulls roosted tonight.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost tonight.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost tonight.

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A Whimbrel flew north at 1:45pm yesterday and 3 juvenile Common Terns were fishing.

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Yesterday:

115 Pink-footed Geese flew NW at 2:30pm
10 Greylag Geese
2 Goosander

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This evening in the gull roost:

Adult and first winter Mediterranean Gull
3000 Black-headed Gull

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One second summer Mediterranean Gull amongst 2000 Black-headed Gulls at dusk.
Also small numbers of Common, Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls

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Little Egret (which had earlier been seen flying west at two sites in Greater Manchester) currently on the shore below the castle at 11:15

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An adult Mediterranean Gull roosted this evening along with 1500 Black-headed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 100 Common Gull and 18 Teal were also present.

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In the evening gull roost today, an adult Mediterranean Gull was amongst 300 Black-headed Gulls.

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Today from 09.45-11.30am, walking along the main woodland trail alongside lower reservoir:

Mallard +45
Cormorant x11
Grey Heron x1
Black-headed Gull +130
Lesser-black-backed Gull x2
Buzzard x1
Kestrel x1
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coal Tit
Chaffinch
Goldcrest x6
Nuthatch x4
Treecreeper x3
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush x1
Redwing x3
Starling
Wren x1
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Rook
Jackdaw
Jay x6


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45 minutes this am.

Goosander..pair
Teal..26
Cormorant..1
Common Gull..5
Lesser Black-backed Gull..4
Black-headed Gull..c40
Mallards..20 plus
Canada Goose..73
Embden Goose..1

I did not see the Slavonian Grebe.


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Slavonian Grebe still present this afternoon (Monday).

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Slavonian Grebe at the Millstone (south west) corner of the reservoir showing well.

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Arrived at about 8.30am and as soon as I got off the bus by the water treatment works I saw 33 lapwings flying around over the reservoir. After about 10 minutes they headed towards Blackrod.
From Dryfield Lane I saw a Pied wagtail, 2 Fieldfares & a Redwing in adjoining trees, and a Buzzard flying in from the direction of Rivington Pike.
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers & a Mistle Thrush in Lever Park but little else.
Reservoir birds :- 4 Cormorants, 35 Mallards, 130+ Black-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull.



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3 adult Whooper Swans present up to 09.25 this morning at least.

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Common Sandpiper present at 4pm.

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3 cormorants along with a cormorant sized gull with very pale mantle all on float outside boathouse. Could not get leg or bill colour, so hopefully will stick around for someone less feckless to ID.

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Sunday, 6th February, late afternoon:

Adult breeding plumaged Mediterranean Gull
5000 Black-headed Gull
400 Common Gull
4 LBbGull
1 GBbGull
3 Teal

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Walk round this resovoir early this pm. 4.5 mile circuit using roads where necessary.
Still thin ice covering 95% of surface.
4 male Goosander , eventually flew off north over causeway
30 Teal
70Bh Gulls
Circa 50 Mallard
3 Coots
2 Moorhens
1 Jay
1 Collared Dove
1 Nuthatch
12 Blue tit
Small flock Lt Tits
4 Great tit.
12 House Sparrows
Plenty Crows/magpies/Robins
2 Blackbirds
2 wood Pigeons



-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 31st of December 2010 04:29:26 PM

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Apologies Phil, just realised I didn't post this yesterday

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 23rd of December 2010 09:33:16 PM

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Yesterday 22nd Dec.

A Little Egret flew over the dam heading north west at 4.10pm, certainly came out of Gtr. Manchester.

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Yesterday 17th Dec.
Fem R B Merganser still present and ad Med Gull in the roost.

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Red Breasted Merganser & adult Med Gull Lower Rivington Res this evening.
Late news from last weekend Iceland Gull in the roost.

Info Phil Rhodes.
A good day for Greater Bolton.

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Present this afternoon, 23rd August 2009

Greenshank
7 Common Sandpiper

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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