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Post Info TOPIC: Connah's Quay DNT Reserve


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RE: Connah's Quay DNT Reserve


Greenshank 5
Spotted Redshank 5
Curlews
Redshanks
Little Egret 16
Great White Egret 1
Grey Heron 3
Avocet 8
Shelducks
Cormorants
Dunlin
Turnstone 1...also 30+ on New Brighton Pontoon.
Black-tailed Godwits
Oystercatchers
Lapwings
etc.

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Morning visit just after the high tide.

Spotted Redshank 1
Greenshank 4
Common Sandpiper 1
Chiffchaff 1
Twite 2 only.
Raven 1
Fieldfare 1
Buzzard 1
Curlews
Oystercatchers
Dunlin
Redshanks
Black-tailed Godwits
Wigeon
Teal
Shelducks
Barnacle Geese 2
Little Egret 3
Pink footed Geese 2000+ across the river on the Wirral side.
etc.etc.etc.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 10th of March 2017 05:19:57 PM

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Dropped in as Carys and I were having a day out in the general area.

Despite a lack of sightings recently we had 25 Twite in the bushes near West Hide, scoped and showing very well. Lots of Pink-footed Geese were on the saltmarsh along with a single Barnacle Goose. At Middle Hide on the lagoon were 3 Spotted Redshanks and a Greenshank showed from East Hide.



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Not quite Connahs Quay NR but the town itself:

A female Goshawk was over Connahs Quay town at 3.30-3.45pm then headed off in a SW direction (phoned in to me by a reliable birding pal who lives here).



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Tuesday afternoon visit after Burton.
Certainly a good place for Greenshank, 12+ and Spotted Redshank, 10+, amongst the hoards of Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
Also Dunlin, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Shelduck seen. Also 3 Wigeon and good numbers of Teal,Pintail and Little Egret.

Well worth paying for a permit and key.

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Redshanks
Greenshank 2
Common Tern 2
Oystercatchers
Curlews
Whimbrel 1
Ruff 1 male.
Spotted Redshank 1
Black-tailed Godwits
Great Crested Grebe 1
Wigeon 1
Teal
Shelducks
Little Grebe 1
Cormorants
Little Egrets
Lapwings

etc.etc.etc.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 22nd of July 2016 11:39:12 PM

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Wednesday 4th May 2016

Main highlights: 1 Whinchat (m), 6 Wheatears, Blackcap (m), Bullfinch (m), Common Whitethroat, 3 Common Buzzards

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Wednesday 10th February 2016 8.30am - 11.30am

Main highlights being a Hen Harrier (looked like adult) quartering pool/grassed area by West Hide
120+ Twite
Kestrel (m)
L.Egret

good number of Curlews, Wigeon, Teal
plus usual huge flock of Canada Geese
Mute Swan, Great black backed Gull.....



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Saturday 30th January 2016 8.50am - 12.35pm

Twite x 50+
Greenshank x 3
Spotted Redshank x 3
Redshank c300
Marsh Harrier (most likely female)
Rock Pipit x 1
Common Snipe x 6
Dunlin x 5
Common Buzzard
Bewick Swan x 10 (in flight)
Reed Bunting (m)
Long tailed tit flock
Usual Tits, Robins, Wren, etc.



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This is a private reserve for which a permit & key are needed but I recommend it highly and it doesn't cost too much to become a member. You have the reserve virtually to your self and can pop in on Wales trips to use the 'bathroom' facilities and have a peek at the bird lfe on the reserve.

Just recently a Little Auk spent an afternoon on the pools from the hides, an amazing record for the NW region as a whole.

On a gentle day out in N.Wales we popped in as our first port of call and caught up with the flock of Twite that are feeding in the West Hide car park this winter as they did last year. At least 55 birds were present, a fabulous sight, and they can be photographed very easily by using your car as a hide. Other birds today were nothing out of the ordinary but included Little Egret, Redshank, Shelduch, Curlew, Dunlin and over 1000 Pink-footed Geese in flight over the Dee marshes.



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