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PENNINGTON FLASH.


Temminck's Stint still there at 19:30 just near side of the left hand goal post.



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Temmincks stint still on spit, halfway down on left 19.10.



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Apparently still present but viewing difficult due to distance, size of bird, aggressive locals (other birds I mean!), heat haze, position of sun, number of people in the hide and length of vegetation on the spit. Otherwise fine! 



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13.55 Wed.

- Just at point of setting off for Pennington; - any updates on Temmincks would be appreciated please.

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Temmincks stint still currently present but at the end of the spit.

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 12:20:09 PM photos attached when it was about half way down the spit.

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 12:23:38 PM

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Temmincks stint still near far goal post on spit from Horrocks 



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Temmincks Stint on the spit viewable from far side off Ramsdales Bay looking back towards the spit. Still present at 9.20pm.
The 2 Black Terns were still over the flash but seemed to disappear st about 9.00pm
1 Cettis Warbler heard.
1 Dunlin

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Temmincks stint still present on spit at 7.45pm but harsh sunlight making viewing tricky. 2 Black terns also still present in front of sailing club.

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Temmincks stint and black terns still present at 14.30. The stint quite difficult halfway along the spit but shows well occasionally.



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Temminck‘s Stint still showing well about half way down the spit at 1pm.

Both Black Terns also still present.

Record phonescoped shots (genuine record shots too!) of Temminck's attached; long distance, heat haze, tiny bird, rubbish user etc etc...



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Temmick’s Stint on the spit around midday.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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2 Black Terns at Pennington Flash at 09:40

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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This morning:

Adult Mediterranean Gull

2 Dunlin

6 Common Tern

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Day spent around here today.

5 chiffchaff
9 willow warbler
8 blackcap
2 garden warbler (one western end, one near teal hide)
5 whitethroat
17+ reed warbler
3 sedge warbler (all western end)
3 Cetti's warbler heard
Reed bunting, skylark, song thrush, jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
Moorhen, coot, mallard and Canada geese all with broods
12 gadwall
2 shoveler
6 tufted duck
2 little grebe
15+ great crested grebe
13 lapwing, including 4 chicks
3+ oystercatcher
4 - 8 common tern
1 kestrel
2 buzzard

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Hobby flew west over western end and on towards lightshaw at c. 8.30am today. Otherwise pretty quiet.

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Garden Warbler at the western end this morning.

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Just a quick walk around the flash this morning, highlights were:

Garden warbler 1 singing

Cetti's warbler 4 singing

Sedge warbler 3 singing 

Common tern 8



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Paul A Brown wrote:

Also this morning a Cuckoo calling near Sorrowcow


one was calling yesterday on the Golf course also  



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Also this morning a Cuckoo calling near Sorrowcow



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This morning at the flash:

Garden warbler 1 singing western end

Lesser whitethroat 1 not singing, in the same bush as the garden warbler

Cetti's warbler 4 singing (Sorrowcow, western end, 2 Ramsdales)

Sedge warbler 3 singing western end

Common tern 2

 



-- Edited by colin davies on Tuesday 15th of May 2018 01:25:35 PM

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Of note this morning

9 Common Tern

1 Male Wigeon

1 Cetti's Warbler

1 Garden Warbler

Lapwing with 2 newly hatched young

plus the usuals



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A breathtaking dawn chorus at Pennington Flash today, with at least nine species of warbler including:

Garden warbler 1 singing western end

Cetti's warbler 4 singing (Sorrowcow, western end, 2 Ramsadales)

Sedge warbler (3+ singing western end)

Whitethroat 5+ singing

There's a short video of the singing garden warbler on my blog if anybody is interested. Also a video of the glossy ibis last week. Follow the link at the bottom of the post.

 

Also today

Wigeon 1 drake in the centre of the flash

Common sandpiper 1

Common tern 7 (one looked a bit Arctic tern like but it never came close enough for me to be sure with just binoculars).

 



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This morning:

18 Common Tern

1 Ringed Plover

2 Dunlin

1 Common Sandpiper

Info thanks to Bill Harrison

 



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8 common tern.

2 dunlin.

3 common sandpiper.

1 redshank of note this morning and afternoon.



-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 03:55:52 PM

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No sign between 7.20 and 8pm in a quick look round most areas of the reserve but all hides closed so not that easy to check. Single common Sandpiper, at least 5 common tern and good numbers of swift.

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Glossy Ibis flew off North apparently at 7.10pm info from Karl Bishop whether it came back or not I don't know I haven't been .



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Glossy Ibis still from teal hide at 6.50pm

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Glossy ibis still from Teal hide at 15.40



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Ibis still present at 2:30pm. Constantly feeding.

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Glossy Ibis from Teal Hide, showing well at 14;05.

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Also 10 Common Tern



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Highlights from yesterday evening:
3 common tern
1 cuckoo (Tom Edmondson) - did not call but flew over the water into trees on the far side from hide
2 lesser whitethroat
Plus usuals

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7 Common Tern this morning were the only things of note



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This morning (west side):
6+ Blackcap
5+ Willow Warbler
4+ Chiffchaff
4 Whitethroat
12+ Reed Warbler
2-3 Sedge Warbler
2 Cetti's Warbler (Both seen!!)
5 Common Tern on Flash
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Lapwing on spit


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Little Tern flew off west at 8am.



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So far this morning:

1 Little Tern

1 Dunlin

3 Common Sandpiper

1 drake Goosander

2 Redshank 

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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Min 20 Arctic Tern present this evening and several Common Tern

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Common Tern 10
Common Sandpiper 2
White Wagtail 2
Garden Warbler 1 seen singing just along from Tom Edmondson hide.
Sparrowhawk 1
Swift 100+
Whitethroat 1 singing.
Cetti's Warbler 1 singing.
Reed/Willow Warblers
Blackcaps/Chiffchaffs.
etc.etc.etc.

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7 Common Tern present early afternoon today.



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Originally posted this evening by Jonathan Coombes:

Hobby over the East Bay this evening. 



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Early AM

Common Tern - 4

Swift - 1000+ above boat clubs in swarms

Common Sandpiper- 3

Oystercatcher-2

plus the usuals



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Common Tern -8
Redshank-2
Little Ringed Plover- 1
Common Sandpiper- 3
Swift-1000+ in swarms over the boat clubs
Oystercatcher-2
Great Crested Grebe-26


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1 Garden Warbler
c50 Swift
4 Common Sandpiper
2 Greylag Geese
5 Common Tern
4 Oystercatcher
2 Cetti's Warbler
1 Reed Warbler
3 Willow Warbler
5 Blackcap
2 Chiffchaff

Also a drake Goosander present from Horrocks Hide

-- Edited by James Walsh on Saturday 28th of April 2018 06:49:43 PM

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Additional sightings from midday to early afternoon today:

6 Common Sandpiper

400+ Swift

Good numbers of mixed hirundines over the water, with flocks of Sand Martin also resting on the sailing club roof.



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"I was calling from bushes beyond that on the right, and flew across and back over the road favouring the hawthorn bushes."

This made me laugh Paul. You were calling from the bushes, then you flew across the road into the Hawthorn bushes. You've put some effort in to see that Lesser Whitethroat. wink

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This morning from 8am at the W end before the rain set in:

2 Cetti's Warblers
2 possibly 3 Sedge Warblers
1 Garden Warbler (mobile, very vocal, frequenting trees either side of the small path from the W Car Park to the Flash, about 2/3 along the path)
2 Common Whitethroat
2 Willow Warblers
Several Blackcap

I re-found Bill Harrison's Lesser Whitethroat from 24th, which was in the area where Bill found it - a bit up the road towards Lowton, past the tip entrance, past Hey Brook and the bus stop, and on the right there's a United Utilities installation. I was calling from bushes beyond that on the right, and flew across and back over the road favouring the hawthorn bushes. Easy to pick up the call when there was a lull in the traffic! It didn't stop still enough for a photo.

Main Flash 9.30am onwards in steady rain:
Horrocks Hide
5 Common Sandpipers active up and down the left side of the spit
1 Black Tailed Godwit at the end of the spit and 4 Common Tern including one with dark bill.
1 Kingfisher
Several Swift over the water

Opposite Tom Edmundson Hide - 1 singing Reed Warbler very close to the path in the reeds below the screen. Showed reasonably well occasionally as the reeds are not very dense there.
1 Lapwing and 1 Common Sandpiper on the newly scraped island.





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Today's sightings include:

Wheatear

Lesser Whitethroat (western end)

Whitethroat

2 Sedge Warbler

5 Common Tern

5 Common Sandpiper

22 Swift

Info thanks to Bill Harrison and Barry Hulme



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Today Dunlin-1 Common tern 5+ Common sandpiper-3 Swift-1 Mediterranean gull - 3 - 2 stunnig adults and a 1st summer Lots of swallows . House martin and sand martin when it rained Oystercatcher- 3 Plenty reed warbler in now too.

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Only things to add to previous post. Reed warbler singing from ramsdales reached, whitethroat between here and Ramsdales hide and 4 singing cettis warblers on usual territories.

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So far this morning:

1 Wheatear

1 Dunlin

2 Common Sandpiper

2 Common Tern

2 Shelduck

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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So far this morning:

Drake Common Scoter

3 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

2 Shelduck

1 Wigeon

2 Curlew through east

Info thanks to Bull Harrison



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