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Chorlton WP 18th Jan 07


1st winter drake Scaup, 105 Pochard, 47 Tufted, 1m. Wigeon, 15 Goosander, 13 Goldeneye, 1 Little grebe, 5 Mute Swan.


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Barlow Tip 18th Jan


Tom McKinney flushed 1 Jack Snipe & 2+ Snipe today. Nice one Tom. We didn't record Jack Snipe at all in 2006 which was unusual !


 



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Chorlton WP 17th Jan


1st winter drake Scaup, 110 Pochard, 34 Tufted, 1 m. Wigeon, 3 (1m, 2f) Shoveler, 19 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Snipe flushed from Barlow Tip



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Chorlton WP 16th Jan


I also saw a Kestrel at Kenworthy this a.m., and Brian Hilton saw the Green Woodpecker at Barlow Tip. Otherwise, the usual suspects.


1st winter drake Scaup, 80 Pochard, 34 Tufted, 1 m. Wigeon, 12 Goosander, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Little grebe, 11 Mute Swan, 17 Redpoll & the imm. male Reed Bunting at the birdtables. 



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16/1

At midday today there was only 1 drake Wigeon left (or two had gone into hiding), however Goldeneye had gone up to 11. Also 2 Little Grebe, 50 Common Gull, 6 Redwing, Kestrel on Barlow Tip and a 'flock' of 4 Bullfinch.

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Chorlton WP 15th Jan


1st winter drake Scaup, 109 Pochard, 26 Tufted, 3 Wigeon (2m. 1f.), 9 Goosander, 8 Goldeneye, 10 Mute Swan, 2 Treecreeper by the pond, 27 Redpoll.



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Chorlton WP 14th Jan


1st winter drake Scaup, 102 Pochard, 38 Tufted, 19 Goosander, 16 Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 10 Mute Swan.



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Chorlton WP 13th Jan


1st winter drake Scaup, 88 Pochard, 67 Tufted, 16 Goosander, 15 Goldeneye, 6 G/C Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 9 Mute Swan, 48 Common Gull, 1 L Bl-b Gull, 5 Fieldfare, 5 Gt/sp Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (on Barlow Tip), 7 Goldcrest, 2 Redpoll, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.



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In addition to the birds reported in various messages, I saw a female Green Woodpecker on the 'old tip' on Tuesday pm.  Having got extremely wet on Tuesday am. So wet I had to go home and dry out.  Apologise for this late report.

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11/1

Mute Swan - 9 (2 juvs)
Goosander - 19 (possibly even 21 with a pair on the river, but these could have jumped ship after I counted the ones on the lake)
Goldeneye - 10
Pochard - 69
Tufted Duck - 58
Cormorant - 3
Skylark - 1 flushed off Barlow Tip

EDIT: 1w drk Scaup (how could I forget him?)

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Chorlton WP 10th Jan


1st wtr Drake Scaup, 88 Pochard, 69 Tufted, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 10 Redpoll



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Chorlton WP 9th Jan


1st wtr drake Scup, 85 Pochard, 45 Tufted, 12 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Green Woodpecker at Barlow Tip.



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Chorlton WP 8th Jan


1st wtr drake Scaup, 97 Pochard, 60 Tufted, 16 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 6 G/C Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 31 Redpoll. 



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Chorlton WP 7th Jan 08.30 - 09.30


1st wtr drake Scaup, 96 Pochard, 60 Tufted, 9 Goosander, 12 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk.


Tony, the Scaup is practically always been loafing with the Tufties either infront of or between the south and south-west compounds, showing well in the mornings. Only once it arrived late, about 09.30 with a flock of Pochard. It does get close under trees in windy conditions and I've also seen it under the branches of the west island among Pochard in the afternoon.


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Just dropped my Xmas tree off.


4 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 4 Redpolls with Goldfinch flock - still no Scaup. I'm guessing it's asleep somewhere whenever I turn up :(



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Where does the Scaup hang out ? With the Tufties, or the Pochard, or is he a loner skulking under the trees ?

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Chorlton WP 6th Jan 08.30-09.30


1st wtr drake Scaup, 109 Pochard, 69 Tufted, 7 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Cormorant, 6 G/C Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Reed Bunting


Cheers Tony, it's nice to get more contributions from regular birders. Pity you missed the Scaup as he's looking better every day !.


 



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Of note at 15:00 Saturday .....


9 Goldeneye (5M,4F)


6 Goosander (3M,3F)


1 Common Gull, 1 LBB, 100+ BH Gull


Kingfisher


I missed the Scaup - possibly asleep under the trees



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I wish the Islay self founds (2 Richardson's, Iceland Gull & Little Gull) would count in the 2007 tournament!

Still need Pied Wagtail for the year. And leucistic Red-crested Pochard which is allegedly at Wigan but miraculously decided to vanish on NYD... grrr... . Smew was a nice jam-in though.

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A nice thorough list Tom, back to some real birding eh................Islay, pah! There's no place like home



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5/1

Scaup - 1w drk
Green Woodpecker - Barlow Tip
Pochard - 97
Tufted Duck - 65
Goosander - 5 (3 drk)
Goldeneye - 8
Little Grebe - 2
Redpoll - 15
Siskin - 3
Goldfinch - 20
Meadow Pipit - 1 flushed off Barlow
Redwing -2
BH Gull - 190
Common Gull - 7
LBB Gull - 1 ad
Cormorant - 1 ad

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Chorlton WP 3rd Jan '07


1st wtr drake Scaup, 106 Pochard, 64 Tufted, 3 Wigeon, 6 Goosander, 16 Goldeneye



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Chorlton WP 2nd Jan 2007


1st wtr drake Scaup, 67 Pochard, 65 Tufted, 5 Goosander, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant (2 fly-overs), 5 Mute Swan (blue darvic ring PJV), 266 Bl-h. Gull, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Meadow Pipit on Parkway playing field.



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Chorlton WP 31st Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 88 Pochard, 52 Tufted, 2 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Mute Swan (BTO ring W21746 - without darvic, and blue darvic ring PJV).


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Chorlton WP 30th Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 86 Pochard, 79 Tufted, 2 Wigeon, 4 Goosander, 11 Goldeneye, 6 Mute Swan (BTO ring W21746 - no darvic, blue darvic ring LJA),1 Kingfisher, 10+ Siskin, 1 Snipe flushed at Barlow Tip.



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Chorlton WP 27th Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup (arrived with the bulk of Pochard, interesting because it roosts amongst Tufted), 80 Pochard (67 flew in from the NW at 09.18, i.e. Salford Quays / R. Irwell), 61 Tufted, 2 (m. & f.) Wigeon, 1 imm m. Shoveler, 1 Teal, 75 Mallard, 11 Goosander (14 were reported), 15 Goldeneye (19 were reported), 3 G/C Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant (2 in flight), 20 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan (2 adult - blue darvic ring PJV & 1 cygnet), 77 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle x Canada hybrid, 2 Embdem Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 12+ Siskin, 1 Treecreeper & 1 Sparrowhawk.



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Chorlton WP 26th Dec '06


1st winter drake Scaup, 56 Pochard, 68 Tufted, 1 Teal, 9 Goosander, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Mute Swan (1 cygnet), 1 Kingfisher.



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Chorlton WP 22nd Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 43 Pochard, 68 Tufted, 1 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 5 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, 1 Mute Swan.



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Chorlton WP 21st Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 45 Pochard, 61 Tufted, 1 Teal, 7 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Mute Swan 



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Chorlton WP 20th Dec '06 ( fog free )


21 adult Bewick's Swan, observed between 08.30 to 08.50, when they deaparted to the west. 6 ad. Mute Swan, 1st winter drake Scaup, 55 Pochard, 53 Tufted, 8 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 7 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing over west, 2 Fieldfare over south, 25 Lesser Redpoll, imm m. Reed Bunting at feeding station, Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker at Barlow Tip.



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21 Bewick's Swans until about 8.45am then flew off west (about 30 seconds before I got there!)
8 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
c12 Teal
Green Woodpecker (Barlow Tip)
2 Fieldfare
2 Lapwing
c25 Redpoll

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Chorlton WP 18th Dec 06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 43 Pochard, 41 Tufted, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 4 ad Mute Swan (including blue darvic rings LJA and NYJ), 1 Kingfisher, f. Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, a Tawny Owl calling from Barlow golf course after dark. A flock of 32 Collared Dove Fairy Lane - Kenworthy Woods. 9 Lesser Redpoll, Great-spotted and Green Woodpecker on Barlow Tip.


Chorlton WP 19th Dec 06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 13 Pochard, 58 Tufted, 6 Teal, 2 Goosander, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 8 ad Mute Swan (including blue darvic rings SHB, NYJ & LJA), imm m. Reed Bunting at feeding station, two flocks of Pink-footed Geese heard moving west at 12.52 and 13.20 could not be located.



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19/12

Fieldfare - 3 (CWP year tick - at last!)
Pinkfeet - several but heard only c1.20pm heading west
Scaup - 1w drk
Little Grebe
Siskin - 2

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Chorlton WP, 13th Dec '06


1st wtr drake Scaup, 49 Pochard, 62 Tufted, 4 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper behind the play area.



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Chorlton WP, 12 Dec '06, a.m.


1st winter drake Scaup, 49 Pochard, 66 Tufted, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Buzzard (over Sale golf course), 1-2 Sparrowhawk, c70 Woodpigeon flew south, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 Lesser Redpoll.



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Chorlton WP. 10th Dec '06, a.m.


First winter drake Scaup, 29 Pochard, 59 Tufted, 11 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 10+ Lesser Redpoll



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Chorlton WP, 9th Dec 06, 08.45-09.45


First winter drake Scaup, 38 Pochard, 68 Tufted, 2 Teal, 4 Goldeneye, 3 ad. Mute Swan ( including blue darvics PJV and NYJ ), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Siskin, 63 House Sparrow in the car park hedgerows.



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Redpoll - 30+ on Barlow Tip
imm Cormorant
1w drk Scaup
2 Teal - (ad drk & 1w drk)
Snipe - flushed off Barlow Tip
2 Redwing
7 Siskin

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Chorlton WP, 6th Dec 06, 08.30-09.30


1st winter drake Scaup, 54 Pochard, 78 Tufted, 1 Kingfisher



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Chorlton WP, 5th Dec 06, 08.30-09.30


1st winter drake Scaup, 50 Pochard, 63 Tufted, 1 Teal, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 2ad mute Swan still, 1 Redpoll.



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Chorlton WP, 4th Dec 06, a.m.


1st winter drake Scaup, 48 Pochard, 58 Tufted, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 2 ad. Mute Swan ( blue darvic LJA has a BTO ring Z83941 ), 8 Lapwing landed on the north bank by the jetty briefly, Gt/sp Woodpecker on feeders.



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Chorlton WP, 3rd Dec 06, 08.30-09.30


1st winter drake Scaup, 47 Pochard, 57 Tufted, 1 Kingfisher, 2 ad Mute Swan (blue darvic LJA still), a Sparrowhawk narrowly missed grabbing a Gt/sp Woodpecker in flight whilst coming off the feeders.



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Chorlton WP, 2nd Dec 06, 08.30-09.30


1st winter drake Scaup, 51 Pochard, 45 Tufted, 1 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, 2 ad. Mute Swan (including blue darvic LJA again), 1 Snipe flushed on Barlow Tip.



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30/11

1w drk Scaup (still showing very well. Occasionally even lifting its head up!)

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1w drk Scaup (showing very well)
c5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
250+ Woodpigeon (in three separate flocks heading south-ish btw 9.30-10.30am)
drk Goldeneye
drk Goosander
2 Siskin

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16/11

73 Tufted Duck
11 Pochard
drk Goosander
62 Common Gull (personal record!)
ad LBB Gull
1 Skylark (flushed off Barlow Tip then flew south)
1 Meadow Pipit over south
3 Redwing
20 House Sparrow in car park (most I've seen for a while)
1 Redpoll (Barlow Tip)


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11/11

imm Cormorant
4 Teal (1 drk)
rh Goosander
7 Pochard
44 Tufted Duck
male Sparrowhawk
35+ Goldfinch (single flock)

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6/11

5 Mute Swan
6 Pochard (5 drk; 1 fem)
drk Goldeneye
rh Goosander
2 Kingfisher on west island
2 Skylark over south
Meadow Pipit on Barlow Tip
30 Redwing over Barlow Tip
1 Coal Tit on car park feeders
1 Redpoll over Barlow Tip


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1/11

3 rh Goosander on Mersey
1 Kingfisher
1 Siskin
1 Redpoll

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30/10

c80 Pinkfeet over east at 10.30am
1 Siskin
drake Gadwall


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