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Post Info TOPIC: Shell Pool and Reserve, Carrington


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RE: Shell Pool and Reserve, Carrington


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.

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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
etc.



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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
etc.etc.etc.

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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).
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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
etc.etc.etc.

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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
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Mallard 18
Gadwall 46
Tufted 1m
Coot 12
Moorhen 3
Teal 8m 4f
Common Gull 2
Black-headed Gull 50+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Treecreeper 3
Goldcrest 1
Bullfinch 1f
Reed Bunting 1m 1f
etc.

Lapwing 30+...Isherwood Road
Starling 100+...Ditto

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Shoveler 3m
Teal 7m 5f
Little Grebe 1
Coot 10
Moorhen 3
Gadwall 40+
Mallard 20+
Black-headed Gull 80+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Treecreeper 1
Snipe 1
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Tufted Duck 50+
Mallard 20+
Gadwall 30+
Teal 8
Shoveler 2
Moorhen 5
Coot 8
Goosander 2 heading North.
Snipe 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Reed Bunting 3m.
Goldcrest 1
Redwing 8
Willow Tit 2
Mute Swan 2
Little Grebe 1
Raven 1
Black-headed Gull 65+

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Tufted Duck now up to 55+.
Gadwall 25+
Canada Geese 80+
Coot 30+
Moorhen 7
Little Grebe 1
Mute Swan 2

Also:

Skylark 5+
Siskin 6
Chiffchaff 2 singing
Robin 10+
Grey Wagtail 2
Reed Bunting 2m 1f
Willow Tit 1
Goldcrest 2
Buzzard 1
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Highlights this morning included:

Little Egret 1
Redwing 2
Wigeon 2f.
Teal 2f.
Gadwall 40+
Tufted Duck 35+
Little Grebe 1
Coot 32
Moorhen 8
Goldcrest 3

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A few different duckish-type species today.

Wigeon 3m 5f
Pintail 1f
Teal 1f
Shoveler 1f
Gadwall 30+
Tufted Duck 30+
Mallard 25+
Coot 20+
Moorhen 7
Little Grebe 4

Plus a Common Snipe.

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Drake Pintail (very scarce here)

3 Wigeon ( 7 reported yesterday)



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Shoveler 1 male.
Mallard 45+
Gadwall 65+
Tufted Duck 45+
Coot 16
Moorhen 16
Little Grebe 12
Blackcap 8
Whitethroat 1
Treecreeper 2
Swallow 10+
Sand Martin 6
House Martin 5
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult.
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Robert. All the posts in this thread are from members.

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Do you have access to the Shell pond Chris?

Just wondered as whenever I've looked from the Carrington Moss side it has been too overgrown to see anything.


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Little Egret on Main Island briefly this morning.

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Highlights:

Treecreeper 1 juv.calling and being fed by an adult.
Willow Tit 1 singing and calling.
Bullfinch 1f.


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Apart from the usual, highlights included:


Treecreeper 2
Grey Wagtail 1 juvenile.

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Today very quiet on the pool but still plenty of Warblers.
8 Willow Warbler
4 Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
6 Reed Bunting
Swift and Sand Martins
Moorhen new brood


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Highlights today included:

Grey Wagtail 1m.
Oystercatcher 2
Little Grebe 7
Sand Martin 30+...over 3 hours.
Swallow 2
Mute Swan 2
Tufted Duck 54
Gadwall 1m 1f.
Whitethroat 2 singing.
plus Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps.


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The only significant addition to Phil' s list and probably summing up the slow start to spring was 2 Brambling!

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2 hour visit produced:

Sand Martin 20+
Swallow 12+
House Martin 1...first this year I think.
Willow Warbler 5 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Lesser Redpoll 2
Siskin 1
Grey Heron 3
Oystercatcher 2
Teal 1m 1f.
Song Thrush 2 singing.
Mistle Thrush 2
Little Grebe 4
Tufted Duck 35+
Reed Bunting 4m.
etc.etc.etc.

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Highlights for today.
3 Willow Warbler
5 Chiffchaff
6 Lapwing
1 Swallow
5 Sand Martin
2 Oystercatcher
2 Buzzard over

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Willow Warbler 1 singing.
Chiffchaff 3 singing.
Sand Martin 6 in 2 hours.
Oystercatcher 1
Reed Bunting 3 males.
Little Grebe 4
Tufted Duck 50+
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20+ Fieldfare (still around) on the Bassell site near the old orchard this afternoon.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 5th of April 2016 05:01:03 PM

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2 Willow Warblers ( one ringed)
2 Chiffchaff
2 Lesser Redpoll
2 Wheatears
Seen by Chris Taylor

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Sunday 3rd April morning visit
Willow warbler singing first thing but not picked up again
Chiffchaff at leat two singing
Sand Martin 3 over pool
Redshank heard and seen flying over going south
Wheatear two males on site
Lapwing 10+
Buzzard at least 4 but probably more over the reserve and the moss
Raven overhead mobbing Buzzard at 11-35
Reed bunting 5 males and 1 female on reserve
Little grebe minimum of 4 on pool
Gadwall 3 drake and 1 duck
Mute swan 2
Grey heron 2
Skylark 3
Song thrush 2
Kestrel 1 field f4



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Sunday morning strong southerly wind with heavy showers
Little grebe 3
Oystercatcher 2
Grey wagtail 2
Chiffchaff 2 singing (1 seen)
Sand Martin 1
Reed bunting 4 male 1 female
Herring gull 2 over
Lesser black backed gull 2 immature over
Black headed gull 30 plus on pool
Lapwing 3
Skylark 3
Gadwall 1 drake
Cormorant 1 over

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 27th of March 2016 05:40:08 PM

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Sightings for today with Chris Taylor. Highlights were

2 Oystercatcher

2 Gadwall

2 Teal

2 Sand Martin

6 Lapwing

 

 

 

 



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