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Post Info TOPIC: Roman Lakes, Marple


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RE: Roman Lakes, Marple


Thanks Steve,

I read a very similar Coot ring at Reddish Vale in 2013 - WHITE ANF. That one was ringed at Moses gate. I will contact Kane.

Cheers, John

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Hi John

The Coot may well have been ringed by Kane Brides: kanebrides@gmail.com



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Main Lake 99% frozen:

Coot numbers down to 74 but one, standing out on the ice, was ringed. This could be read courtesy of an on-the-spot photo by Mike Poole. Black lettering ARD on WHITE Darvic. I wonder how far it has travelled?

Other than that fairly quiet with 1 Little Grebe and 2 Mute Swans remaining but the only duck present was Mallard.

Cheers John

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Main Lake:
Goosander 2m, 1f
Little Grebe 1
Tufted Duck 2f

River Goyt:
Grey Wagtail 1
Dipper 2
Goldcrest 1
Goldfinch 16
Kestrel 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Cheers John


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26th Jan:

Coot 93
Moorhen 24
Tufted Duck 3
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 1
Goldfinch 18
Long-tailed Tit 8

Cheers John

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Coot 96
Tufted Duck 7 (5m, 2f)
Mute Swan 2
Plus usual numbers of Mallard and Moorhen

Cheers John

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a.m. New influx of thrushes:

Redwing 29
Blackbird 16
Mistle Thrush 1
Bullfinch 5
Buzzard 3

p.m. 3 Singing Dippers together on the River Goyt towards Marple Bridge. None looked to be ringed.

Cheers John

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North Lake:
Goosander 2f, 1m

Main Lake:
Coot 109
Moorhens 39
Great Crested Grebe 1
Little Grebe 2
Tufted Duck 2f
Mute Swan 2

Cheers John

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26th Dec.

Main Lake:
Great Crested Grebe 1
Little Grebe 1
Teal 5
Tufted Duck 4
Sparrowhawk 1
+ Usuals

Linnet Clough Reservoir:
Woodcock 1
Kingfisher (heard)

Cheers John

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Still the same...

Coot 114
Moorhen 33
Little Grebe 3 (2 Main L., 1 North L.)
Tufted Duck 2f
Mute Swan 2
Cormorant 4
Canada Goose 117
BH Gull 26
Grey Heron 1
Treecreeper 1
Nuthatch 2
Redwing 1

Cheers John

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11 Dec: Nothing much changing at the moment:

Main Lake:
Coot 115
Tufted Duck 5 (2m, 3f)
Little Grebe 1
Black-headed Gull 23
Cormorant 3
Grey Heron 1

North Lake:
Little Grebe 1

Cheers, John





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8th Dec:

Main Lake:
Coot 115
Tufted Duck 2
Little Grebe 1

North Lake:
Goosander 4 (2m, 2f)
Kingfisher 1
A lot of mobbing activity high in an Ivy clad Oak.

Cheers, John

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6 Dec. early morning. Crisp, sunny and -3deg..

North Lake - almost completely frozen over

Main Lake - half frozen:
Coot 111
Mallard 79
Moorhen 18
Tufted Duck 2
Little Grebe 2
Goosander 3 (1f, 2m)

Cheers John

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1st Dec:

Main Lake:
Coot 113
Moorhen 33
Teal 1m, 2f
Tufted Duck 2m, 1f
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 2

North Lake:
Goosander 5

Cheers John



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27th Nov:

North Lake:
7 Goosanders

Main Lake:
3 Little Grebes
2 Tufted Ducks
2 Mute Swans
Siskins heard
27 Long-tailed Tits

Linnet Clough Res:
1 Little Grebe
1 Woodcock
1 Song Thrush singing

Cheers John

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24th Nov:

1 Wigeon
2 Tufted Ducks
3 Little Grebes
2 Mute Swans
1 Kingfisher

Cheers John

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21 Nov:

Pair of Goosander still on North Lake

Main Lake:
130 Coot
4 Little Grebes
2 Wigeon (pair)
2 Tufted Ducks (females)
33 Black-headed Gulls

Cheers, John

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17 November

North Lake:
Pair of Goosanders

Main Lake:
3 Little Grebes
1 drake Wigeon
Pair Tufted Duck
Pair Mute Swans
5 Cormorant
+ Usual Coot etc

Cheers John



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5th Nov: Main Lake

WHOOPER SWAN 2 (adults)
Mute Swan 2
Wigeon 3
Cormorant 10
Little Grebe 1
Pink-footed Goose 160 (SE)

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North Lake:
Goosander 1 male

Main Lake:
Little Grebe 4
Wigeon 4
Tufted Duck 1
Cormorant 4
Siskin 2

Cheers John

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A quick look over Main Lake but nothing unusual:

Wigeon 1m
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 6
Black-headed Gull 14

Cheers John

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139 Coot
3 Little Grebes
2 Tufted Ducks
4 Cormorants

Cheers John

-- Edited by John Rayner on Monday 27th of October 2014 10:00:08 PM

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24/10/14

North Lake:
3 Mallard
1 Tufted Duck (f)

Main Lake:
5 Wigeons
4 Mandarin Duck (3m, 1f)
3 Little Grebes
4 Cormorants
2 Mute Swans
1 Tufted Duck (flew in from N. Lake)
131 Coot

River Goyt:
Dipper singing at Bottoms Bridge

Cheers John

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18/10/14

Coot 117 (a few down on recent numbers)
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 2
Goldcrest 2

Cheers John







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12/10/14. A visit before the fog lifted to see if anything new had dropped in. It had - one Tufted Duck hmm

No Great Crested Grebes
Coot 127
Moorhen 39
1 Little Grebe
1 Tufted Duck
2 Mute Swan
1 Grey Heron

Cheers John

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09/10/14

Main Lake:
Only 1 adult Great Crested Grebe. Juvs seem to have left.
2 Little Grebes

Cheers John

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A visit during a temporary lull in the rain. Lots of waterfowl today so a complete inventory:

Main Lake:
Coot 123
Moorhen 33
Canada Goose 136
Mallard 70
Wigeon 6
Teal 5
Mute Swan 2
Great Crested Grebe 3 (1 ad, 2 juv)
Little Grebe 3
Grey Heron 1
Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tits calling
Many Jackdaws overhead

The juvenile grebes were feeding independently and making flights across the lake so won't be with us for much longer.

Cheers John



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04/10/14. Evening visit.

All 3 juvenile Great Crested Grebes present but only 1 adult
3 Little Grebes
3 Wigeon

Cheers John



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02/10/2014. [09.30 - 10.45].

Glorious sunshine! And Coot numbers are still building:

Coot 121
Great Crested Grebe 4 (2 ads, 2 juvs. Couldn't find the 3rd but the other 2, still calling for food, are also diving for their own, so it may be independent enough to have left)
Little Grebe 1
Wigeon 1
Jay 4

Cheers, John

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30/09/2014 (08.15 - 09.45)

Main Lake:
Usuals +
1 Wigeon
1 Chiffchaff calling
1 Sparrowhawk (large female)

Linnet Clough Reservoir:
2 Little Grebes
2 Mallard
5 Moorhens
1 Chiffchaff singing

Cheers, John



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26/09/2014. Morning walk with Rick Hall.

Main Lake:
6 Wigeon
3 Little Grebes
5 Great Crested Grebes
1 Kingfisher
2 Cormorants

River Goyt:
Mandarin (female)
3 Goosanders
Another Kingfisher

Cheers John

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23/09/2014

As yesterday but a more careful count:

Coot 116
Moorhen 31
Wigeon 4

No sign of Tufted Duck or Gadwall

Cheers, John



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22/09/2014

Coot 113
Moorhen 21
Wigeon 4
Tufted Duck 1 female
Great Crested Grebe 5
Little Grebe 2
Mute Swan 2
Kingfisher 2

Cheers John

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17/09/2014

2 male Wigeon (new in)
1 Gadwall
2 Little Grebes
5 Great Crested Grebes

Cheers, John

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Late News 16/09/14

All 3 Great Crested Grebe chicks begging food
Female Teal
Male Gadwall
No sign of Green Woodpecker although it was also reported flying from river then over horse paddock and Main Lake on 14th (info Gerry Purslow)

Cheers John

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13.00 - 14.30 hrs

2 Dipper flying upstream under Bottoms Bridge
2 adult Great Crested Grebe, but could only see 2 very vocal juveniles
1 Male Gadwall
1 Kingfisher downstream under the Roman Packhorse Bridge
1 Grey Wagtail
& last but not least my first sighting of a Green Woodpecker in the Borough of Stockport.
Have heard them previously in the area, but this was the first positive sighting.
It flew from the woods above the railway tunnel, close to Windy Bottom Farm, crossing the river & landing in a tree
on the opposite bank.
It then dropped to the ground but disappeared from view.

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Gadwall male 1 (new in)
Teal female 1 (new in)
Tufted Duck 1 female
Kingfishers 2 (over Main Lake)
Coot 91 (numbers building)
Little Grebe 2
Great Crested Grebes 5
Mute Swan 2

Cheers John

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A new mix of birds to complement the old.

1 female Tufted Duck
1 drake Teal
3 Little Grebes
Great Crested Grebes still hanging on to all 3 chicks.

Cheers, John

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An hour in heavy rain:

All 5 Grebes still surviving
81 Coot
23 Moorhens
78 Mallard
1 Cormorant
2 Swans
77 House Martins. A steady stream migrating west in small parties (8,20,17,8,9,3,3 and 17). Plus a single bird east.

Cheers John

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Mother's obviously warned them not to take sweets from strange men?

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20/08/14 P.M.

4 Swifts
c40 House Martins
2 Swallows
4 Sand Martins
5 Great Crested Grebes (A behavioural note: The other day I noticed one adult, presumed male, swim in with a small fish and offer it to each of the 3 chicks in turn. All refused to take it whereupon the adult then offered it to the female, which was carrying one of the chicks on its back. She took the fish and offered it to the chick she was carrying and it wolfed it down immediately. Today much the same thing - they refused to take the fish from the bird that swam in some distance with it but then took it from the adult that was accompanying the chicks).

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Afternoon visit, but not alot showing due to the heavy rain, did however notice that both Little Grebes were on the Mill Pond (the White Dovecote one) off Station Road, on the approach to Strines station.
Also Kingfisher sheltering in the bushes on the river, close to the bridge on the same stretch of road.

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Coot 77
Great Crested Grebe 2 ad, 3 juv
Mute Swan 2
House Martins c90
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 1
Blue/Great Tit flock c15
Tree Creeper 1
Chiffchaff 2 juvs

Cheers John

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Kingfisher flying low over the main lake at 19.20 hrs .

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The Great Crested Grebes now have a 2nd brood of 3 small young. Two hitching a ride on parent's back and the third swimming and begging food. Cheers John

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Great Crested Grebe pair still sitting
Mute Swans 2
Coot 71 (approx 1/3 juvs)
Moorhens 4 ads, 10 juvs
Mallards 62 (but only a single duckling)
Heron 1 juv
Dead Canada Goose in the water

Cheers John

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14th July:

No sign of Great Crested Grebe chicks. They were well grown on 26th June but still dependent on perents and begging for food. Didnt see them dive for their own food. Would they be old enough now to disperse and fend for themselves, or have they been predated? The adults now seem to be attempting a second brood with both adding material to the original nest and the female sitting.

Cheers John

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Pair of Great Crested Grebes with 2 almost fully grown young
Pair Mute Swans still (including Green CCT4)
Coot 31 adults and 18 youngsters of various sizes
Moorhen 3 ads + 4 young
Mallard 2 broods of 9 & 2
Grey Wagtail 1
Grey Heron 1

Cheers, John

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Great Crested Grebe pair - now reduced to 2 fairly well grown chicks
Mute Swans 2
Coot broods of 1,2,2,3,3,4,4
Mallard broods of 2,3,3,3
But only 1 Moorhen youngster seen
Treecreeper carrying food
Nuthatch carrying food
House Martin 10
Swallow 6
Swift 4

Cheers John

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2 Mandarins and 1 Dipper on the river.
Stock Dove drinking from the puddle in the horse field.

No sign of the Cuckoo heard singing from the woodland towards the railway line at 06.00-06.15 (info thanks to Gerry Purslow)

Cheers John

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