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RE: Shell Pool and Reserve, Carrington


Belated report for Tuesday.

Reed Warbler 1 juvenile.
Whitethroat 1 female/juvenile.
Yellowhammer 1 flew over entrance gate.
Sand Martin 1
House Martin 20+
Swallow 8+
Teal 1 female.
Shoveler 1 female.
Little Grebe 4 adults, 2 juveniles.
Coot 2 adult, 4 juvenile.
Moorhen 3 adult, 3 juvenile.
Tufted Duck 30+ including juveniles.
Mallard 35+ and 3 juveniles.
Gadwall 6
Black-headed Gull 25+ including just 2 small juveniles left.
Greenfinch 1 juvenile with a red deformed bill.

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Mallard 27adults, 10 Juvs.
Tufted Duck 20+adults, 12+ juvs.
Little Grebe 4adults, 3 juvs.
Moorhen 4 adults, 1 juv.
Coot 2 adults, 5 juvs.
Gadwall 3
Teal 1 female.
Shoveler 1
Reed Warbler 1 singing plus 1.
Willow Warbler 2 singing, plus 1 adult and 2 juvs.
Coal Tit 1 singing.
Song Thrush 1 singing.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male, 1 female.
Chaffinch 2 adults, 3 juvs.
Greenfinch 2 males, 4 juvs.
Black-headed Gull 50+ adults, 20+ juvs.

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Tuesday, July 10th.

Reed Warbler 3 singing.
Sparrowhawk 1f.
Swallow 2
Reed Bunting 1 singing.
Moorhen 4 adults, 1 juv.
Coot 4 adults, 4 juv.
Teal 1f.
Little Grebe 4 adults, 3 juv.
Gadwall 6
Mallard 20+, 1 juv.
Black-headed Gull 160+ including juvs.

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1 Mediterranean Gull adult flew around this afternoon then departed in an easterly direction.
Also 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 2 Herring Gulls flying around for a while.

Other highlights:

Bullfinch 3 males.
Reed Warbler 1 giving good views.
Coot 8 adults plus 8juvs.
Moorhen 5 adults plus 2juvs.
Gadwall 1 well-into eclipse male and a female.
etc.etc.etc.


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Highlights:

Reed Warbler 1 singing.
Blackcap 4 singing.
Chiffchaff 4 singing.
Willow Warbler 3 singing.
Chaffinch 2 singing.
Greenfinch 2 singing.
Stock Dove 1 calling.
Swallow 1
Tufted Duck 24
Little Grebe 4
Gadwall 1 male.
Reed Bunting 3 singing.
Black-headed Gull 70+
Coot 9
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Highlights:

Sand Martin 3
Swallow 1...both species arrived during the rain showers.

Gadwall 5m 2f.
Willow Warbler 5 singing.
Blackcap 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Stock Dove 1 calling.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1f.
etc.etc.etc.

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Tufted Duck 40+
Teal 1m
Gadwall 2m 1f
Mallard 6 plus 1f and 3 young.
Little Grebe 2
Mute Swan 2
Willow Warbler 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Blackcap 2 singing.
Black-headed Gull 40
Lapwing 1
Tawny Owl 1 giving excellent views.
etc.etc.etc.

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Just a few highlights.

Willow Warbler 2 singing.
Blackcap 2 singing.
Chiffchaff 4 singing.
Song Thrush 4 singing.
Swallow 2
Oystercatcher 5
Teal 1m 1f.
Tufted Duck 50+
Little Grebe 3
Black-headed Gull 44
Lesser black-backed Gull 2 adults.

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A few highlights.

Little Grebe 4
Snipe 8
Willow Tit 1
Reed Bunting 8
Kestrel 1m.
Common Gull 1
Teal 8
Shoveler 12
Gadwall 10
Tufted Duck 35+
etc.etc.etc.

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Highlights.

Willow Tit 2
Sparrowhawk 1f
Buzzard 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 2
Redwing 2
Song Thrush 3 singing.
Mistle Thrush 1 singing.
Gadwall 3m 2f
Shoveler 5m 3f
Tufted Duck 55+
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 25+
Little Grebe 1
Coot 8
Moorhen 6
Teal 6m 4f
etc.etc.etc.

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90% frozen, so no Tufted Ducks.
Ringed Plover 1 seen flying around adjoining industrial site.
Lapwing 30+ over, of which 20 settled for a while.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Common Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 12
Stock Dove 1 calling.
Redwing 2
Little Grebe 1
Coot 7
Moorhen 6
Mallard 16
Teal 7
Shoveler 15
Gadwall 1m 1f.
Buzzard 1
etc.

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The Oystercatcher arrived back on Thursday 15th.

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As you predicted Steve 1 Oystercatcher back on pool yesterday....



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Dave, they cant be far off as one has been feeding on Carrington RUFC field last 2 days and this morning was on the roadside verge outside BTS...

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First Ringed Plover back on Basell site. Also a few Lapwing but no Oystercatcher yet. 



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Highlights included:

Water Rail 1 seen, for a change.
Raven 1 seen on Carrington Moss pylon.
Willow Tit 2
Common Snipe 1
Common Gull 1...alright not a highlight but fairly uncommon here.
Shoveler 15+
Tufted Duck 45+
Gadwall 4
Teal 5+


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Tufted Duck 60+
Shoveler 23
Gadwall 5m 3f.
Teal 1m 1f.
Mallard 25+
Moorhen 7
Coot 9
Canada Geese 26
Mute Swan 2
Water Rail 1
Common Gull 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 30+
Willow Tit 1
Raven 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Redwing 20+
Song Thrush 2 singing.
Reed Bunting 6
etc.etc.etc.

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Tufted Duck 65+
Coot 3
Moorhen 6
Teal 3m 2f.
Shoveler 9m 10f.
Canada Geese 26
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Gadwall 3m 2f.
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 23
Cormorant 1
Brambling 1f.
etc.etc.etc.

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40% frozen, so no Tufted Ducks.

Shoveler 9m 8f.
Teal 4m 4f.
Mallard 17
Common Gull 2
Black-headed Gull 55+
Common Snipe 2
Willow Tit 1
Brambling 1 male.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 male.
Raven 1 over.
Buzzard 1 on reserve.
Reed Bunting 3m 3f.
Chaffinch 10+
Greenfinch 8+
Bullfinch 1 male.
Goldfinch 5
Coal Tit 2
Long-tailed Tit 12+
Coot 2
Moorhen 2
Canada Geese 22
Woodpigeon 150+ on reserve.
etc.

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Tufted Duck 40+
Teal 6m 3f.
Shoveler 5m 5f.
Gadwall 2m 2f.
Mallard 20+
Coot 2
Moorhen 6
Grey Heron 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 4
Kestrel 1m.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Reed Bunting 3m 3f.
Lesser Redpoll 1
Kingfisher 1
etc.

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Still only 30+ Tufted Duck have returned after the "big freeze".
Also:
Shoveler 2m 1f.
Teal 2m 2f.
Mallard 20
Canada Geese 20
Coot 2
Moorhen 3
Common Gull 1 adult.
Grey Wagtail 1
Willow Tit 2
Reed Bunting 3m 2f.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f.
Jackdaw 100+ overhead.
Redwing 4
etc.etc.etc.

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Pool 90% frozen, so no Tufted Ducks.

Shoveler 4m 4f.
Teal 30+
Mallard 17
Canada Geese 3
Moorhen 3
Coot 2
Black-headed Gull 70+
Snipe 2
Willow Tit 1
Reed Bunting 3
Coal Tit 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m
Jay 1
Chaffinch 8+
Greenfinch 8+
Buzzard 2
Goldfinch 3
Redwing 8+
etc.



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Sunday morning from 9 to 12 with Dave Cropper
Wigeon 1 m
Teal 6m 5f
Mallard 9m 4f
Shoveler 3m 3f
Tufted Duck 28m 27f
Canada Goose 22
Pink-footed Goose 320+ in five skeins details on Pink-footed Goose theme
Cormorant 1
Coot 3
Moorhen 3
Snipe 1
Grey Heron 2
Grey wagtail 1
Skylark 7 over F4
Black-Headed Gull 28 on pool
Lesser Black-Backed Gull 1 on pool and 45+ over
Great Black-Backed Gull 2 over
Herring Gull 17 over, unusual to see this sort of gull movement over the reserve with the majority being seen between 10-20 and 10-40 all flying west.
Stock Dove 2
Wood Pigeon 1000+ substantial movement over moss.
Starling 500+ on pylons and wires
Jackdaw 300+ over Basel site
Mixed flock of Carrion Crow and Rook 100+ over Basel site
Jay 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f
Blackbird 4m 2f
Redwing 15+
Fieldfare 10+
Treecreeper 1
Brambling 1m
Bullfinch 4m 1f
Reed Bunting 2m 1f
Willow Tit 2
Coal Tit 1
Long-tailed Tit 20+
Kestrel 1
etc, altogether 46 species recorded


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Over the Moss seen from Reserve:

Fieldfare 20+
Starling 200+ on pylons.
Redwing 30+
Woodpigeon 500+

Jackdaw/Rook 200+ on adjacent Site.

On Reserve:

Brambling 1f.
Lesser Redpoll 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Goldcrest 2
Sparrowhawk 1f.
Buzzard 2
Water Rail 1
Coot 1
Lapwing 25
Shoveler 2m 1f.
Teal 8m 2f.
Mallard 17
Moorhen 5
Tufted Duck 60+
Canada Geese 35+
Black-headed Gull 22
Reed Bunting 3m 1f.
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Shoveler 5m 4f.
Teal 4m 2f.
Tufted Duck 65+
Mallard 16
Coot 1
Moorhen 6
Black-headed Gull 24
Canada Goose 22
Kestrel 1m.
Willow Tit 2
Treecreeper 1
Bullfinch 2
Coal Tit 3
Goldcrest 1
Grey Heron 1
Reed Bunting 2f.
Redwing 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Skylark 3 seen over the moss.
Jackdaw 50+ on adjoining site.
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Some highlights only:

Goosander 1f.
Cormorant 2
Fieldfare 1 flying south.
Redwing 10+
Willow Tit 1
Buzzard 2
Tufted Duck 60+
Shoveler 1m.
Gadwall 1m.
Skylark 30+ over the moss.

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Tufted Duck 75+
Gadwall 2m 1f.
Mallard 25
Shoveler 7m 5f.
Teal 2f.
Grey Wagtail 1
Willow Tit 1
Goldcrest 1
Greenfinch 15+
Siskin 5+
Coal Tit 2
Redwing 10+
Grey Heron 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f.

etc.etc.etc.

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Tufted Duck 65+
Mallard 16
Teal 3 male.
Gadwall 1 male.
Shoveler 1 female.
Mute Swan 2
Canada Geese 25
Moorhen 7
Coot 3
Grey Wagtail 1
Grey Heron 1
Willow Tit 2
Goldcrest 3
Redwing 4
Skylark 2
Siskin 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female.
Reed Bunting 1 female.
Song Thrush 1

etc.etc.etc.

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Lesser Redpoll 2
Redwing 1
Raven 2
Chiffchaff 1
Goldcrest 2
Willow Tit 1
Common Snipe 1
Teal 3 male.
Shoveler 3 female.
Gadwall 1 male 1 female.
Mallard 20+
Tufted Duck 60+
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Moorhen 6
Coot 4
Little Grebe 1
Skylark 3
Coal Tit 1
Reed Bunting 2 males.

etc.

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Treecreeper 1
Coal Tit 3
Song Thrush 3
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 1
Gadwall 6
Mallard 20+
Shoveler 1female.
Tufted Duck 50+
Moorhen 10
Coot 6
Canada Geese 68
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Kingfisher 1
Little Grebe 2 juv.
Coot 4 adult 3 juv.
Mute Swan 2
Gadwall 10+
Tufted Duck 30+
Shoveler 2
Teal 1 female.
Grey Wagtail 1
Buzzard 2
Peregrine 1 over moss.
Sparrowhawk 3 over moss.
Chiffchaff 5
etc.etc.etc.

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Highlights today:

Green Woodpecker 1
Shoveler 6
Willow Tit 1
Buzzard 1
Swallow 1

etc.

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1 female Pochard on the pool this afternoon.

Plenty of Chiffchaffs seen/heard around the reserve plus 2 very yellow juvenile Willow Warblers.

1 Swift also noted flying over.

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Black-necked Grebe juvenile still about.

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Black-necked Grebe 1 juv. this afternoon.

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Willow Tit- 1 singing.
Tawny Owl- 2
Sand Martin- 3
Swallow- 1
Whitethroat- 1 singing.
Chiffchaff- 4 singing.
Willow Warbler- 6 singing.
Blackcap- 5 singing.
Gadwall- 10
Tufted Duck- 50+
Grey Heron- 1
Mute Swan- 2
Little Grebe- 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker- 1
etc.etc.etc.

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Willow Tit 1 singing.
Chiffchaff 5 singing.
Raven 1 over.
Willow Warbler 5 singing.
Blackcap 4 singing.
Yellowhammer 1 male.
Tufted Duck 60+
Gadwall 10
Mallard 12
Little Grebe 5
Mute Swan 2
Buzzard 2 overhead.
Stock Dove 1 "singing".
Song Thrush 2 singing.
Coot 6
Moorhen 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Grey Heron 1
etc.etc.etc.


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Willow Tit 1
Willow Warbler 4 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Blackcap 2 singing.
Oystercatcher 2
Ringed Plover 2 on site next door.

etc.etc.etc.

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"highlights"

Willow Warbler 2 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing plus 2. Looked like 2 pairs.
Blackcap 1 singing.
Willow Tit 1
Reed Bunting 4m 2f.
Lapwing 1
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1
Bullfinch 1m 1f.
Tufted Duck 60+
Shoveler 1m 1f.
Teal 1m 1f.
Gadwall 6m 3f.
Oystercatcher 2
Little Grebe 8
etc.

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Highlights
3 Chiffchaff
2 Willow Warbler
17 Snipe
2 Oystercatcher
13 Little Grebe


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Highlights:

Willow Tit 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f.
Raven 1 over the moss.
Kestrel 1 over the moss.
Buzzard 3
Snipe 3
Oystercatcher 2
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Grey Heron 1
Reed Bunting 4
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Sand Martin 1 over Isherwood Road as I drove to the reserve.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Willow Tit 1 singing.
Snipe 3
Cormorant 1
Buzzard 1
Siskin 1
Teal 1m 1f.
Tufted Duck 70+
Gadwall 1m.
Shoveler 5m 3f.
Mallard 14
Little Grebe 4
Coot 6
Moorhen 2
Oystercatcher 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Reed Bunting 5
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Little Grebe 6
Coot 12
Moorhen 3
Tufted Duck 70+
Gadwall 6m 2f
Teal 3m 2f
Shoveler 3m 1f
Snipe 9
Oystercatcher 2
Canada Geese 13
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drummimg.
Chiffchaff 2 singing.
Lapwing 3 seen on adjacent site.
Ringed Plover 2 seen on adjacent site.
Coal Tit 1 singing.
Grey Heron 1
Stock Dove 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
etc.etc.etc.

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Tuesday, February 21st.

Little Grebe 3
Pink-footed Geese 40+ heading north.
Shoveler 8
Teal 4
Tufted Duck 75+
Gadwall 5
Mallard 16
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 4
Coot 10
Lapwing 19
Snipe 8+
Willow Tit 1 plus 1 singing in Orchard corner(SW corner of pool).
etc.etc.etc.

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Highlights this morning:

Little Grebe 1
Tufted Duck 53
Gadwall 8
Teal 3
Shoveler 5
Coot 12
Moorhen 3
Mute Swan 2
Canada Geese 8
Mallard 16
Snipe 10+
Lapwing 19
Black-headed Gull 90+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Common Gull 1
Grey Heron 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3
Song Thrush 3
Bullfinch 1m 1f
Reed Bunting 4
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Highlights this morning:

Snipe 12 on main island.
Stock Dove 1
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1m on substation, Isherwood Road.
Lapwing 30+ over adjoining plant site.
Tufted Duck 50+
Shoveler 1m 1f.
Teal 8
Gadwall 40+
Coot 12
Moorhen 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 adults.
Common Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 150+

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Water Rail 1 seen.
Snipe 20
Tufted Duck 48
Gadwall 60
Mallard 19
Coot 15
Moorhen 4
Teal 1f.
Canada Geese 2
Reed Bunting 8
Willow Tit 2
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large numbers of Tufted duck Gadwall c 50+ for each species

Teal, Mallard coot Moorhen,

C200=B H Gulls

4 LBB Gull

c15=Reed Buntings

C14 Redwing

2 Bullfinch

Brambling.

Plus good numbers of Blue Tit Great Tit Long Tailed Tit.

 

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Sunday morning 9-15 to 12
Tufted Duck145
Mallard 15
Gadwall 72
Teal 13
Goldeneye 2f
Grey Heron 1
Cormorant 1
Coot 9
Moorhen 3
Pheasant 1m
Carrion Crow 3
Jackdaw 4
Jay 1
Wood Pigeon 4
Feral Pigeon 20+
Skylark 70+ disturbed from field f4
Chaffinch 70+ along tree line between reserve and Shell site
Brambling 2 with Chaffinch flock
Greenfinch 4
Reed Bunting 4m 2f
Willow Tit 1
Long-tailed Tit 20+
Great Tit 25+
Blue Tit 20+
Goldcrest 1
Robin 4
Dunnock 3
Wren 3
Blackbird 4
Grey Wagtail 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1m 1f



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Mallard 19
Tufted 65+
Gadwall 65+
Teal 20
Coot 10
Moorhen 4
Common Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 50+
Grey Heron 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Reed Bunting 6
Bullfinch 3
etc.etc.etc.

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