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Post Info TOPIC: Shell Pool and Reserve, Carrington


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RE: Shell Pool and Reserve, Carrington


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
etc.etc.etc.

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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

etc.etc.

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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.
etc.

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Phil Greenwood


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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


-- Edited by chrisneild on Thursday 19th of May 2016 03:45:19 PM

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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+
etc.etc.etc.


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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



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 3rd of April 2016 05:09:30 PM

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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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Sightings from Shell pool and the Bassell site Sunday 20th March

At least six Buzzard either overhead or displaying in the area

Sparrowhawk 1

Kestrel 1

Canada Goose 12

Mallard 23

Tufted Duck 30

Coot 8

Moorhen 8

Little Grebe 6

Cormorant 1 over

Grey Heron 1

Pheasant 1

Black Headed Gull100+

Lesser Black Backed Gull 4 ( including 2 over)

Wood pigeon 6

Feral pigeon 3

Stock dove 3

Skylark 3

Lapwing 2

Carrion Crow 17

Magpie 7

Jackdaw 1

Jay 1

Starling 24

Blackbird 4

Robin 3

Dunnock 4

Reed Bunting 3

Chaffinch 3

Goldfinch 2

Greenfinch 5

Wren 4 

Great Tit 15+

Blue Tit 12+

Long Tailed Tit 5

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 21st of March 2016 02:45:59 PM

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