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RE: Southport Marine Lake


Scout over the lake late this morning:

Willow warbler & blackcap heard singing
6 swallow
1 meadow pipit
4 swift
1 gadwall
1 mallard x red-crested pochard hybrid
70+ greylag geese (with at least 4 broods)
13 mute swan
3 oystercatcher
8 black-headed gull
3 lesser black-backed gull
35+ herring gull

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John Watson wrote:

West Lancs Yacht Club ?




That would make more sense :)

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West Lancs Yacht Club ?

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Sat 30th Dec '17

Trekked up and down the pier and stretches of the beach in heavy wind and hail and poor visibility and then finally came upon my target

- c80 Twite - in the carpark of the East Lancs Yacht Club

also around

- c40 Mute Swan
- pr Gadwall
- 3 Little Grebe
- usual waterfowl - Coot, Mallard etc
- 1+ Great Black-backed Gulls
- 70+ Herring Gull
- 60+ Black-headed Gull
- 5+ Common Gull
- 4 Oystercatcher

On the Beach
- 500+ Oystercatcher
- 50+ Redshank
- c30 Shelduck

Plenty of the usual gulls and some geese in flight, but difficult to ID with just bins and in such windy conditions

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Whilst walking past this morning:

5 swallow
3 pied wagtail
1 grey wagtail
1 kingfisher
2 moorhen
140+ coot
29 mute swan
2 or 3 little grebe
1 grey heron
70+ black-headed gull
4 lesser black-backed gull
120+ herring gull



-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 24th of September 2017 11:35:03 PM

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This morning:

1 song thrush
85+ coot
37 mute swan, including a few good sized cygnets
1 little grebe
2 common sandpiper
1 oystercatcher
3 little egret
65+ herring gull

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Look on the lake when on my way to Marshside this morning:

2 pied wagtail
4 moorhen
7 coot
2 tufted duck
Plenty of greylag and Canada geese
48 mute swan, including one with the blue darvic 4CHX
2 great crested grebe
2 common sandpiper
2 oystercatcher
120+ herring gull
2 great black-backed gull


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Large flock of Twite and Linnet c150 50/50 split, constantly on the move flying to and fro from the salt marsh to the boating lake

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Joel Tragen wrote:

steven burke wrote:

there was also 2 red-crested pochard, a pair the female looked like a female but the male did not have the orange crown or brown on the back, they were black, it had the red bill & they were actually eating bread being fed to them with the mallards./>




Apparently these are both red-crested pochard x mallard hybrids.
Richard Else has posted a photo of a pair which fits your description to the hybrid group of flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134808749@N03/31351757326/in/pool-hybridbirds/
I hope this helps, Joel.

-- Edited by Joel Tragen on Saturday 7th of January 2017 11:19:41 PM




thanks for that joel, I have sent you a pm.

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steven burke wrote:

there was also 2 red-crested pochard, a pair the female looked like a female but the male did not have the orange crown or brown on the back, they were black, it had the red bill & they were actually eating bread being fed to them with the mallards./>




Apparently these are both red-crested pochard x mallard hybrids.
Richard Else has posted a photo of a pair which fits your description to the hybrid group of flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134808749@N03/31351757326/in/pool-hybridbirds/
I hope this helps, Joel.

-- Edited by Joel Tragen on Saturday 7th of January 2017 11:19:41 PM

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from 2.30pm, I bumped into a chap that said a flock of twite were feeding on the beach & there was only about 50 of them. when I went to look a very large flock of small birds were flying around & I estimated at least 200 birds in the flock. when they landed on the concrete slope & beach a look & count of at least 200 twite & at least 30 linnets were feeding. some shots attached in the murky conditions.

on the marine lake..

at least 15 little grebe
8 gadwall
hundreds of coots
herring gulls, black headed gulls, 1 great black backed gull
there was also 2 red-crested pochard, a pair the female looked like a female but the male did not have the orange crown or brown on the back, they were black, it had the red bill & they were actually eating bread being fed to them with the mallards.
from 4-4.45pm I counted 1 cattle egret & 23 little egret going to roost.




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13.30 hrs. Thurs 5th Jan.

With Ian Lyth and Paul Greenall.

Same as Richard Thew.

200 Twite flying to and fro between the marsh and the roof of the W.Lancashire Yacht Club, seemed to be drinking from puddles on the roof.
Seemed to be all Twite for us although we had seen plenty of Linnet at Marshside on the sandworks.

Roger

-- Edited by Roger Baker 3 on Thursday 5th of January 2017 08:43:02 PM

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I gave the area a quick visit, there was about at least 100 twites with a larger number (say 150) of linnets. These were going to and fro between southport pier and the marine boat club car park to drink from a puddle. There was also 3 peregrines having a dispute between them that was passing over close. A report at Marshside was a red breasted goose had turned up with pink footed geese. I had a quick look and they were very distant. With having no scope and no luck finding it i decided to call it a day. So that's my report for now. Thanks....

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A scout over the lake this morning on my way to Marshside:

1 meadow pipit over
1 grey wagtail
4 skylark over
1 kingfisher
4 moorhen
90+ coot
6 gadwall
38+ mute swan
3 little grebe
40+ black-headed gull
3 lesser black-backed gull
130+ herring gull
2 great black-backed gull

Coming back late afternoon:

2 pied wagtail
2 (pretty sure, though not seen together) kingfisher, both giving excellent views perched up.
Only one little egret seen coming in to roost.
Peregrine over, which was a great end to the day.


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24 little egret roosting the trees on one of the islands here late this afternoon.

Also seen here:

1 pied wagtail
30+ jackdaw
2 little grebe
2 great crested grebe
24 mute swan
60+ herring gull
2 great black-backed gull



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A a quick scout on the lake here when walking past:

1 pied wagtail
1 grey wagtail
3 coot
c100 herring gull
40+ black-headed gull
1 great black-backed gull
c40 mute swan
1 redshank

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10 little grebe
2 great crested grebe
4 pied wagtail
between 4.40-5.20pm watched the egret roost... 87 little egret & 2 great white egret smile

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here with phil Kelly.
slavonian grebe showing well inbetween the 2 islands but disappeared when the boats came out.
came back later for the egret roost 54 little egrets, 1 great white egret, slavonian grebe still in the same area smile

thanks again phil.

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Slavonian grebe - seaward side of the islands off the yacht club
Great crested grebe flying around
3 Little Grebe
Little Egret

30+ common scoter took off from the sea over the road
Usual waders on the beach from here too inc Knot Dunlin etc

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no signs of the great northern diver this afternoon/eve.
guillemot still around the north end but constantly moving then disappeared around the islands.
stayed for the egret roost, 37 little egrets inc 2 great white egrets.
a kittiwake was also reported today & yesterday, also a little gull.

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8.30 am
Great Northern Diver near North end
Guillemot very close to path at North end
2 Raven
4 Goldeneye

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great northern diver showing well despite the rough water & continuously diving mostly at the north end until dusk when it starting preening close to one of the islands.

6 little grebes

1 grey heron

I manged 50 little egrets + 1 great white egret going to roost

hundreds of cormorants

hundreds, maybe thousands of pink footed geese over

had a little nosey on the beach opposite before watching the egret roost & managed to see 100+ flock of mostly twite with several linnets amongst them, lots of skylarks & shelducks, close views of 2 bar tailed godwits.



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Popped down after Marshside to watch the Egrets come to roost

61 Little Egrets came in upto 15.55

1 Great White Egret at 15.44

Great Northern Diver

60+ Jackdaws

4 large skeins of Pink Footed Geese over 

Little Grebe

4 Pied Wagtail

6 Grey Heron

good numbers of gulls, mainly Black-headed

 



-- Edited by Jon Bowen on Sunday 5th of January 2014 09:08:54 AM

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