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RE: Reddish Vale Country Park LNR and environs


Mill Ponds
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95% Frozen

15 Canada Geese
30 Mallard
43 Coot
1 Grey Heron
2 Moorhen
1 Kingfisher
7 Mute Swan
1 Kestrel
c80 Black Headed Gull
3 Common Gull


Ross Lave Lane
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1 Bullfinch
1 Fieldfare
1 Grey Heron

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Mill Ponds
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80% Frozen

c125 Black-Headed Gull
2 Common Gull
6 Tufted Duck
102 Canada Geese
44 Mallard
33 Coot
2 Moorhen
7 Mute Swan (2Ad)

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via boardwalk and River Tame
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6 Teal
1 Dipper
1 Kingfisher
2 Buzzard

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Mill Ponds
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34 Tufted Duck
2 Shoveler (Pair)
70 Canada Geese
16 Collared Dove
2 Moorhen
27 Coot
56 Mallard
7 Mute Swan (2 ad)
2 Goosander (Pair)
36 Black Headed Gull
1 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Grey Heron
1 Redwing

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and Boardwalk
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10 Teal
4 Mistle Thrush
8 Redwing
40 Starling
1 Buzzard

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Portwood end this morning 7.30 am to 9am

Pair dipper on weir
Pair grey wagtail
3 x cormorant
Little grebe
Great spotted woodpecker
3x mistle thrush
Plus tits , robins , wrens , and blackbirds


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 5th of December 2012 10:47:28 AM

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Mill Ponds
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15 Collared Doves
84 Canada Geese
76 Mallard
24 Coot
9 Tufted Duck
2 Moorhen
7 Mute Swan (2 Ad)
c70 Black Headed Gull
1 Common Gull
1 Kingfisher

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Fieldfare
23 Lapwing

Horse Close wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1M Teal
2 Goosander (M&F)
6 Redwing



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Dipper singing away happily now the water has receded somewhat and a Little Grebe also present on the river.

Info thanks to Daryll Falconer

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Late post for yesterday:

A dipper was sat in tree branches overhanging the very swollen River Mersey and 200+ Pink-footed Geese flew over prior to 9am.

Info thanks to Daryll Falconer

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Mill Ponds
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1 Grey Heron
23 Mallard
55 Pink Footed Geese (over)
25 Tufted Duck
23 Coot
4 Moorhen
63 Canada Geese
7 Mute Swan (2 Adult)
2M Goosander
2 Kingfisher
5 Cormorant

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Goldcrest
2 Redwing
1 Fieldfare
1 Grey Heron

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1M Goosander
4 Siskin

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Mill Ponds
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34 Mallard
4 Moorhen
27 Tufted Duck
c50 Canada Geese
19 Coots
11 Collared Dove
8 Goosander (6F 2M)
1 Grey Heron
32 Black Headed Gull
1 Goldcrest

Ross Lave Lane
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6 Fieldfare
2 Redwing
1F Bullfinch

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and Boardwalk
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1 Siskin
12 Redwing
1 Fieldfare


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13.11.12

Mill Ponds
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25 Tufted Duck
1M Goosander

Ross Lave Lane to Hyde Hall Farm
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2 Goldcrest
1 Kestrel
1 Grey Heron
37 Lapwing (On the ground-good number for here)

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and Boardwalk
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1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush
1 Kingfisher

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Late post for 12.11.12

Mill Ponds
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27 Tufted Duck
72 Mallard
1F Goosander
41 Canada Geese
7 Mute Swan (2 Ad 5 Im)
5 Cormorant
19 Coot
3 Moorhen
1 Grey Heron
c40 Black-Headed Gull

Ross Lave Lane to Hyde Hall Farm
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170 Canada Geese
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and Boardwalk
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1 Kestrel
2 Dipper

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Up to 9.15 this morning, Dipper showing well by the weir and 200+ Pink-footed Geese over.

Info thanks to Daryll Falconer

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Mill Ponds
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7 Mute Swan (2 Ad 5 Juv)
2 Gadwall

Ross Lave Lane to Hyde Hall Farm
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117 Canada Geese
c100 Swallow
1 House Martin

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and Boardwalk
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18 Mistle Thrush

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Late post for 25/07/12

Mill Ponds
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21 Coot
86 Mallard
33 Canada Geese
1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
1 Moorhen
1 Kingfisher
2 Mute Swan + 5 Cygnets

Ross Lave Lane
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4 Lapwing

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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No Sand Martins at all today, it appears that every nesting attempt this year was washed away, I have never seen so much bank erosion at this site before.

1 Reed Bunting

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Mill Ponds
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c75 Mallard
40 Canada Geese
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Jay
14 Swallow
1 Skylark
2 Reed Bunting

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Great Spotted woodpecker
1 House Martin

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Mill Ponds
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1m Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Lapwing
1 Skylark

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via Boardwalk
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2 Lapwing
1 Buzzard

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Mill Ponds
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Handful of Swallows and Sand Martins and a House Martin feeding over the ponds.

2 Tufted Duck (Pair)

Ross Lave Lane
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1m Wheatear
1 Skylark
1 Buzzard



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Sunny but cool morning with Mark Walsh and Kevin Bentley

Mill Ponds
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2m Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark
1 Ringed Plover

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame
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2 Buzzard
1 Lapwing
1m Kestrel

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Mill Ponds
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2 Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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2 Skylark
1 Lesser Whitethroat

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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6 Swift

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Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark
1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard only)
6 Swallows

River Tame
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c20 Sand Martin
1 House Martin
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Sedge Warbler

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Mill Ponds
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3 Tufted Duck (2m,1f)
1 Sedge Warbler
3 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark
3 Lapwing (Over)

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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7 Goosander (6m,1f)
1 Reed Bunting
2 House Martin amongst resident c.30 Sand Martin

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With Dave Evans, a fair passage of Swift with a few Swallows noted today, in addition....

Mill Ponds
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1 Treecreeper

Ross Lave Lane
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2 Jay
1 Mistle Thrush
2 Lesser Black Backed Gull
2 Lapwing
2 Stock Dove

Horse Close wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1f Goosander
1 Kestrel
c30 Sand Martin

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Mill Ponds
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1m Mandarin Duck
Pair Tufted Duck
2 Grey Heron
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Swift

Ross Lave Lane
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2 Stock Dove

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard)
4 Goosander (3m,1f)
2 Common Whitethroat



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After a long boring night shift the last thing I wanted to do was to trudge around the vale, but I forced myself out as there was a big yellow thing in the sky that I had not seen for some time so it seemed a shame to waste the morning. Glad i made the effort.....

Mill Ponds
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2 Tufted Duck
3 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Ad Herring Gull
1 Common Swift
1m Whinchat (Only my second ever record in the vale)
2 Swallow
1 Stock Dove
1f Wheatear

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1f Reed Bunting
c.20 Sand Martin plus 3 Swallow amongst them
2 Yellow Wagtail (Stunning in the morning light and a first record for me in the vale!)
1m Goosander
1m Mandarin

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Mill Ponds
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1m Mandarin
2 Grey Heron
1m Bullfinch

River Tame to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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3 Sand Martin
1f Kestrel

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Another quiet one, overdue a decent migrant.

Mill Ponds
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1 Common Whitethroat

River Tame to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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1 Common Buzzard
22 Sand Martin


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No sign of Dippers down the Denton end either Joe!

Mill Ponds
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2 Grey Heron

Ross Lave lane
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1 Stock Dove

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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1 Buzzard
1 Common Whitethroat

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Was down at the dipper site over the weekend. In a 2hr period saw neither bird once, very worrying.

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Slight improvement today, spring has really ground to a halt and is struggling to get going again!

Mill Ponds
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1 Grey Heron
1 Common Whitethroat (1st of spring here)

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark

River Tame to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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26 House Martin

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Pretty rubbish morning, got well beaten by the dog walkers, as a result not much around, in fact only birds of note were 2 Drake Mandarin on the lower mill pond.

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Ross Lave Lane
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3 Skylark
1 Lapwing
2 Stock Dove

River Tame
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2 Reed Bunting
1 Kingfisher
21 Sand Martin

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Mill Ponds
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2m Goosander
1 Grey Heron
1m Kestrel

Ross Lave lane
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1 Skylark
2 Lapwing
2 Stock Dove

River Tame to Mill Ponds via boardwalk
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1 Common Snipe
17 Sand Martin



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Mill Ponds
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2 Grey Heron
2m Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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2 Blackcap
4 Lesser Black Backed Gull (all adults)
2 Swallows
1 Lapwing
1 Skylark

Pretty sure I heard a Yellowhammer but could not locate it, yellowhammers have not been in this area for years.

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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7 Jay all in flight together

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Mill Ponds
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3 Tufted Duck (2m,1f)
4m Goosander
2 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark
2 Jay
2 Lesser Black Backed Gull
1 Common Buzzard
1 Lapwing

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Reed Bunting
2 Bullfinch

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2 Teal
Willow Warbler

Hulmes Wood
Mistle Thrush
Nuthatch
Grey Wagtail

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Mill ponds
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3m Goosander
3 Grey Heron
Kingfisher (Heard only)
1 Willow Warbler

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Lesser Black Backed Gull
1 Willow Warbler

Hyde Hall Farm to Mill Pond via River Tame and boardwalk
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2m Goosander
1 Reed Bunting
4 Teal
4 Sand Martin

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Morning walk with Tom Brereton

Mill Ponds
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1 Sand Martin
3 Mandarin Duck (2m,1f)
3 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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3 Skylark
1 Wheatear (T. Brereton)

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Sand Martin
2 Teal
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Goosander


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Mill Ponds
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48 Mallard
21 Coot
22 Canada Geese
3m Tufted Duck
2 Grey Heron
1 Willow warbler (1st of the year)
3 Mandarin Duck (1 Pair plus a drake that is attached to a female mallard)

Ross Lave Lane
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3 Skylark

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1 Coal Tit
c40 Redwing
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
4 Teal
3 Reed Bunting
1m Kestrel
1 Kingfisher

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Mill Ponds
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12 Coot
3 Grey Heron
36 Mallard
22 Canada Geese
1m Mandarin Duck
1m Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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3 Skylark
1 Stock Dove

Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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5 Teal
1 Kingfisher
1 Reed Bunting

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Mill Ponds
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1m Mandarin
3 Grey Heron
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1m Goosander
1 Treecreeper

Ross lave Lane
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2 Skylark
2 Stock Dove

River Tame
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2 Teal
2 Goosander

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11-1pm
Male Blackcap between pond and path to Denton (just before viaduct)
5 Chiffchaff
2 Reed Bunting
7 Jay
4 Bullfinch
1+ Common Buzzard
Grey Wagtail

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Mill Ponds
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28 Mallard
5 Mute Swan (2ad 3imm)
15 Coot
2 Grey Heron
1m Tufted Duck
1 Cormorant
4 Black Headed Gull
16 Canada Geese
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Mistle Thrush

Ross Lave lane
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3 Skylark

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Treecreeper
2 Reed Bunting
2 Jays
1m Kestrel
3 Lesser Black Backed Gull (over)
2 Common Buzzard (heard only)

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Mill Ponds
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5 Grey Heron
15 Coot
3 Black Headed Gull
24 Canada Geese
2 Great Crested Grebe (Displaying)
1m Tufted Duck

Ross Lave Lane
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1m Blackcap
2 Stock Dove

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Reed Bunting
3 Goosander (2m,1f)
1 Buzzard
1f Kestrel

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The other day I had some good views of grey wags on the river, put some shots on the blog for those interested!

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Mill Ponds
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16 Coot
1 Great Crested Grebe
23 Canada Geese
2 Grey Heron

Ross Lave Lane
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3 Jay
2 Stock Dove

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1 Coal Tit
2 Goosander
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Mill Ponds
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1 Black-Headed Gull
14 Coot
1 Great Crested Grebe
1m Mandarin
22 Canada Geese
2 Grey Heron
2 Tufted duck

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame
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2 Jay
2 Reed Bunting
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1f Kestrel

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Mill Ponds
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11 Coot
10 Canada Geese
2 Tufted Duck
2 Grey Heron

Ross Lave lane
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1 Skylark

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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2 Treecreeper
2 Grey Heron

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No count of the Mill Ponds today as the sun was still below the horizon when I arrived and a thick mist hung over the water.

Ross Lave Lane
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1 Skylark
1 Reed Bunting
1 Stock Dove

Horse Close Wood to Mill Ponds via River Tame and boardwalk
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1 Grey Heron
1m Goosander
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1m Kestrel
1m Mandarin

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Both Dippers feeding happily, couldn't have told the ordeal had even happened. Phew!

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We saw today :
1 Male Mandarin Duck
2 Skylark (overhead)
2 Nuthatch
2 Buzzard

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